Friday, December 26, 2008
It is such a beautiful thing. God covering the earth with a blanket of white, fluffy snow to protect and nourish the ground for next year's growing season. It is pleasing to the eyes as we enjoy it from our comfy home but also loads of fun to get out and play in! What a wonderful white Christmas, thank you, Jesus!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Mommy's first-born had four teeth pulled to make room for the ones that are already coming in. Ow, it was painful but she was a big trooper! What a cutie face she is! And so proud of the 8 teeth she has lost so far. The $5 she was given for the pulled teeth makes it a little more worth the pain. Supposedly...
Death or Life?
Death or life? Which is more beautiful, which is actually more necessary? Why the two extremes, Father? A leaf, dried and faded and the beautiful colors crimson red, mustard gold and chocolate brown freely soaring on the flurry of the wind. A green leaf, alive, thriving, yet much the same as every other and unable to move from the branch it is living through, immovable? Through you, Jesus, death to our flesh is beautiful and unique to each of your children and You have a special, perfect plan for each of Your children. Through Your beautifully tragic death we do have life, freedom, spiritual growth, deep roots, an immovable faith. Death or life? Both, I say, Both!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5
Use all your skill to put me together; I wait to see your finished product.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
My Redeemer, Savior, creator, designer,
powerful swells, crash thunderously on the shore,
then roll back in to the ocean once more.
The rocks, they cry out to I Am,
The waves bow at your feet.
Our merciful Lord, all trust and adore.
As the ocean currents take all to be lost at sea,
take all worldy cares far away from me.
You are worthy of much more than I can give.
my undeserving soul you have lovingly made,
this day on earth, for You my Father, I heavenly live.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
No, I didn't do it! I, your little "perfect" man have been here sucking my thumb this whole time ( look into my eyes... my big brown puppy eyes, that's right, now could I have done anything wrong, ever?)
Hangin' loose in my hawaiin shirt
Summer is in the past, the heat to soon be replaced with the biting cold of winter... time to hang up the suit and cover the cheeks until next year.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Your hair colour? Brown
Your favourite thing? music
Your TV? Off
Missing someone? no
Friday, October 31, 2008
Translation: swing, swing, mommy, I want to swing, please!
A picture of two of his joys in life. One is his first word in the morning even before he is out of bed. "Jew, wah jew!" he usually says it in desperation. It is his life-blood you could say. Loves his juice this one. And the swing... any time we are outside, he heads for the swing. He'll sit on there for an hour if I let him, happy to be pushed once in awhile if it suits everyone else. His cute little voice and face are hard to resist and make for those moments, you just don't want to forget. I pray we all remember our little ones and those precious moments.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Fall is upon us! Though, tardy it may seem, the longing for the cool weather and beautiful colors has intesified their effect and has made it well worth the wait! The crisp blue sky, warming sunshine, the rustling of leaves as the breeze sweeps by... all things I absolutely love! Our Father has given us this much needed change once again. I marvel at the wisdom of our God, and how His ways are so far beyond my understanding. He knows we need the change and he knows just when we do... for after the biting cold of winter sets in, once again, we will surely be pining for Spring!
Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!
Every year mommy and the kids love to hit the corn maize with excitement and enthusiasm with the intent of finding our way through, quickly. Also, every year I might add, we end up being rescued by someone after wandering aimlessly for about an hour in a supposedly 15 minute long corn maze with the full realization that we are hopelessly lost, tired and without a direction.
How many times do we feel that way in our life circumstances? Excited about the path we are about to journey into, knowing fully it is the will of God... then we lose hope, direction and just get plain tired of all the trecking that has gotten us nowhere. We can't lose our faith or our trust in Jesus! He has been with us the whole time, watching every step and He can see the beginning and the end of our "maze" of a life.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
~ O, Lord, how happy should we be, if we would cast our care on Thee, is we from self would rest, and feel at heart that One above, in perfect wisdom, perfect love, is working for the best.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Mommy's first-born 6yrs
LOVES adventuring, exploration and climbing trees;
never without her silly toothless grin, a stuffed lion, holey jeans and scraped knees,
sweet and loving, stories, praying, twirling, smirks and giggles are her name!
Mommy's angel 3yrs
Favorites: swimming, sweets, animals, blankie, and smiles are just a few
tender-hearted, soft spirit, little sighs, quite a little mommy is she, creative, silly, happy to be, too;
Has the cutest dimple, little monkey says the cutest things like,"I got a tummy ache in my head, mommy."
Loves movies, music, dancing, always content, determined, willing to try something new.
Mommy's little man 1 1/2yrs
Loves cuddles, laughing out loud, trucks and loud noises,
mommy's songs, blankie, thumb-sucking and worship; has ten teeth.
King of the couch, tupperware cupboard, E-i-e-i-o, singing, cars, the outdoors and music;
swinging, climbing, pointing, learning, saying our names, playing with toys.
Mommy's baby 7 1/2 months until we meet you!
God's design, purpose, love displayed, a gift from above,
adored, pondered, fondly thought of, and growing.
A miracle, faith, blessing, and though not here yet, fully loved.
We look forward to meeting you as God knits you together in mommy's womb.
peaceful, loving, strong, fathful, trustworthy;
patient, cuddly, selfless, yet mighty, strong, a bit stubborn;
soccer, motorcycles, music and Jesus are some of his faves,
You can count on him, he's silly, funny, honest and true, a blessing, my closest friend.
~May our Heavenly Father knit the hearts of our family ever closer until the day He takes us home to be with Him~
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.
IT IS a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High, to show forth Your loving-kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night.
Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.
Today is a sabbath day in my heart as I rest in the Shadow of the Almighty. My heavenly Father holds me up, and brings me through as I cling to Him in trust.
There's a day coming when the mountain of God's House Will be The Mountain— solid, towering over all mountains. All nations will river toward it, people from all over set out for it. They'll say, "Come, let's climb God's Mountain, go to the House of the God of Jacob. He'll show us the way he works so we can live the way we're made. Zion's the source of the revelation. God's Message comes from Jerusalem.He'll settle things fairly between nations. He'll make things right between many peoples. They'll turn their swords into shovels, their spears into hoes. No more will nation fight nation; they won't play war anymore. Come, family of Jacob, let's live in the light of God.