Friday, June 6, 2008

LA Memorial Update (with the Program)

I know many of you are waiting for the post on the LA Memorial as we have been reading the comments of those who were blessed to attend, sharing how beautiful, touching and inspiring it was. There's been a delay, but the post will come; hopefully before the Maui Memorial Service so keep coming back to check.

Rachel e-mailed me a copy of the program, and just by reading the program I can tell how inspiring and moving the service was.We will post a link to the copy of the program here. Lisa will do it. I might also post a portion of it here and there.

Here it is: Joey Johnson's Memorial Service Program
You will need Adobe Reader to view this file.

In the meantime, continue to pray. Karen and Joe's latest note is HERE.

It's a blessing to see many "coming out of (or from) the internet-phobia" and posting for the first time, for the love of Karen and Joe. I know hundreds are reading this blog, but only a few are courageous to leave a comment. The important thing is many of you are praying. Thank you. But for those who leave comments, you'll get an extra hug from Karen when she comes back ;) :0 :)

I'll be back!

P.S. To Joe(y)'s friends - don't be confused - there are two of us - Lisa and Liza. I have gotten a couple of e-mails confused about that. Yeah... we are different, and yet the same - ya Lisa?

Liza

5 comments:

lorensaved77 said...

Thank you so much "LIZA" AND "LISA"
This oppertunity to stay in touch with the Johnson's , The Lauer's, The Leonard's means so much to many...
Thank you both for your hard work
Greatly appreciated!
Nancy Loren and Family

Suki said...

Rachel, Karen, Joe, Jaime, JoAnne,

I wish I could have been with you on Sunday, but I know that you are surrounded by love over there. Joey touched many lives, my own included. There is no doubt in my mind that the memorial was beautiful and felt of him.

I think of each of you every day and look forward to being able to hug those of you coming back to Maui.

Love,
Salina

Janis said...

Joe and Karen,
We love you so much. We wish we could take your heartache away, but we can only stand by you and try to comfort you in your grief.
We love you and are waiting for your return home.
Love,
Jerry and Janis

Anonymous said...

Joe & Karen & Jaime & Joanne,

Well Done!! by J. C. Ryle (1857)

Mark 7:37...
"People were overwhelmed with amazement."He has done all things well!" they said." (Jesus)

The truth to which they gave utterance, is full of deep and unspeakable comfort; & ought to be remembered by all Christians.

Let us remember it, as we look BACK over the past days and years of our lives, from the hour of our
conversion. "Our Lord has done all things well!"

Let us remember - as we look FORWARD to the days or years yet to come. We know not what they may be: many or few. But we do know, that we are in the hands of JESUS who does all things well!

The great Shepherd of the sheep makes no mistakes! He leads every lamb of His flock by the right way - to eternal glory.

We shall never see the full beauty of these words, until the that resurrection morning.

We shall then look back over our lives, and "know" the meaning of everything which happened--from
first to last.

We shall remember all the ways
by which we were led--and confess that "all was well done!"

The "why" and the wherefore, the causes and the "reasons" of everything which now perplexes us
- will be as clear and plain as the sun at noon day. Praise God!!

God's Comfort & Healing . . .

Love Always, Kevin & Shirley

Love said...

Dear Joe, Karen, JoAnne and Jamie,

Thank you for sharing so much about Joey's life! The program came out really special and illustrates his life beautifully. We so enjoyed knowing him more, through his words and yours. We love you and you are always in our thoughts and prayers.
~ciara, michael and mikaela