Friday, April 16, 2010

Odds & Ends

It's officially Spring;
we've mowed the dander-full grass twice.
Planted a few beautiful flowers.
Plucked approximately 30 relentless dandelion plants with my Grandma's handy dandy dandelion puller-outer thingy.
We've had a lightning and thunderstorm.
A rainbow.
A hatching of mosquitos ( I know, great.)
Haircuts... okay, that doesn't have anything to DO with Spring. But we have had them.
Here is my little man with his "Spiky hair" as he calls it.

He's looking so much like his daddy! Such a joy this little guy is.

My main man recently underwent a transformation as well! He has had a beard and mustache for at least 2 years straight now. And his hair-wow-he'd been growing it out for some time, and it was beginning to resemble a curly bush. Though, twas quite a handsome curly bush to be sure! He wanted to get his hair cut short in a much "cooler" (literally, too!) fashion for summer and soccer season so he decided to go ahead and shave off his facial hair as well. I LOVED his beardedness, but I have to admit, he looks HOT (not literally this time!) without it, too!

I even talked him into a few highlights (heehee)... he was slightly nervous. I gently reminded him we were going for COOL. He consented and is glad he has tried it, at least this once.
Maybe never again.
I have dyed my hair dark brown once again and received a trim as well.
I want to have a crown of grey hair and the appearance of wisdom that comes with that crown... just not yet. Maybe in my thirties. We'll see.
My husband has gazed at me lovingly, envisioning me with gray hair, and reassuringly has said he thinks I would be beautiful with a head full of it...
No, not yet.
We went in and had our hair cut together.
It was a Salon date.
Try it. You just might like it!
We definately did.

My baby is a-crawlin' everywhere these days. Even outside.
She eats grass.
Bugs. Well, we're hoping not.
She thoroughly enjoys her swing and will sit in it for endless moments, as happy as a clam.

His smile makes my day.

A small flower bud.
From our ornamental plum tree.
My little man couldn't just leave on the ground.
He wanted to share it's beauty.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Not by might, nor by power, but by MY spirit"

*Alyssa Grace Photography
"... Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Accept one another then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."
Romans 15:4-7
How sweet it is when we, as brothers and sisters in Christ memorize, exhort, love, encourage, pray, remind and quote God's ageless Word to each other! God uses His Word to speak into our hearts, change and grow us up in Him... His Word is alive, active and tests our every thought and action and is indeed beneficial in any situation... His Words speak life into the wilderness of our souls... God's words are never influenced by feelings, emotions or tainted with selfishness... His words spawn from perfect love. Divide and conquer. Loose the bonds of sin. Give peace. Hope. Direction. Praise. Not words from within myself or in my power, as to open up feelings of being puffed up or boastful, but the welling up of His words pouring forth from a heart of gratitude for His provisions for us at just the right moment! Healing. Changing. Encouraging.
I crave His powerful words, spoken from a dear one's heart, drenching my parched life with the water of His Word!
How much more often we should be letting God use us to speak to those around us, HIS words... rather than the words we deem necessary in and of our fleshly selves.
Our God is our everything and everything we will ever need for life and godliness is found in His Word and is made tangible through our relationship with Him.
Praise His Holy name!