Thursday, May 29, 2008
Finally got one posted for One Little Word...
It reads: "I THINK about you flying-soaring in life. Right now you guys do that with our help, just like you were with your dad on this day. But someday you'll take off on your own. I think and pray about that day. Pray we will have prepared you well, pray you make wise decisions, pray you follow God's leading, pray you enjoy the ride. and I think, no I KNOW you will succeed."
Then there's one more, that I never got posted for One Little Word. The word was "today."
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Well, we’re onto some new food adventures around here. We’ve been thinking and pondering about a vegetarian life lately-mostly for health reasons. Then I read this book, and that rocked my world. I tell you-it was hard to read it thoughtfully without making changes. So, we've made some changes, and it's been good-really good. We feel better and have tons more energy-don't even miss the meat.
Now we're trying new recipes and new things. It’s been kind of fun. Last’s night was especially good. Green lentils with sweet onions and garlic. I found the recipe in World Vegetarian. The kids loved it and the baby learned that lentils do not go in noses. (She did sneeze them out, eventually.) A great dinner with fresh, I mean picked the day before from our neighbor’s garden fresh, spinach salad. The kids practically licked their plates-good stuff.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
2. Working on some projects- one little word and other scrapbook things, plus a bookmark for a new women's thing at church (more on those later).
3. Started running again-I gotta say I'm enjoying it, and it's cheaper than therapy.
4. Today I'm feeling so grateful for the freedom that we have in Christ. Reading in Romans 8 about the hope we have in him (verse 25), how God works all things for good (verse 28), and how nothing can separate us from God's love (verses 31-39).
5. Little girls really, really like to play in the mud. But they do not like it when mom hoses them down so they can come for nap time.
6. Check your teeth and your kid's face before you take what could be really great pictures of the two you (look closely).
7. Enjoying happy kids today.
Blessing this week. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present, nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:31 and 38-39.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Mother's Day was so wonderful-honestly one for the books. What mother wouldn't love a heart made out of rocks and homemade jewelry and cards, plus a beautiful hanging basket for the front porch?
We had the kids in Levi's class makes these flowers for their mommas-they were such a hit, all the girls from the other classes even joined us to make some too. We saw these here, thanks Melissa-love the great ideas this month!
Then, time with the family-hanging out and eating yummy food. Truly, truly blessed. Thanks honey and kids for an awesome day.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Happy Mother's Day. Wish I could be spending it with you, but here's a little peek of what's waiting for you when you come home:
I love you and am so thankful for the mom that you are. Thanks for mothering me through infant hood, silly toddler days, those grade school years, the teen years (thanks, I hear they were sometimes rough!) Thanks for seeing me through so much in life, and for continuing to do so now that I'm all grown up. You are the best. I love you!
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
"Many women have done wonderful things,
but you've outclassed them all!"
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised
is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
Festoon her life with praises!
Monday, May 5, 2008
As life goes by we tend to reflect on the past, the “good old days.” In Psalm 44 it seems like the author was overhearing a conversation about the past. “We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.” The writer goes on to describe all the amazing things God had done for the people of
Here’s the cool thing: God is still the same now as he was then. And he is still able to do amazing things for us. So, I ask again, what has done for you?
In this season of transition I’ve been thinking a lot about hope and my reasons for it. One of the biggest things I know and keep coming back to is that God does not change, no matter what changes in my life. Because of that I have hope. There are some stories in our family history that I love to recall because they are such a vivid reminder of how God provides. I think of the stories that my parents have shared with me about a season of unemployment they went through. During that time God provided in miraculous ways. They’ve shared of how there would be a knock at the door and they would open it to find a porch full of groceries. One of my favorite stories is from my mom. She shared how one day she was praying for God to provide something to eat other than chicken, she even prayed specifically for Chinese food. That day my dad was asked to help some friends move, at the end of the day they picked up Chinese for everyone who helped. Dad took home a box of leftovers, including my mom’s favorites, plus everyone’s leftover change and cash. It’s amazing how God cares for all the details of our lives, even the little things.
There are also stories from Zac’s family of miraculous provision. His great grandparents were pastors and things were often tight because of that. They were at a point when there was nothing to eat in the house and the weekly offering had come up empty. They sat down to eat lunch after church, a lunch with no food at the table. Grandpa Anderson asked Grandma Anderson and Zac’s Grandma Jackie what they would like to eat. Grandma Anderson listed the ingredients for pancakes, Grandma Jackie wished for cupcakes with white frosting and Grandpa Anderson said he would love cantaloupe. So they bowed their heads to pray in faith and thanked God for the lunch they would get. As they said “amen” there was a knock at the door. On the other side they found a man they had never met holding a few grocery sacks. He said he was driving by and felt compelled to stop and give them what was in the sacks. Well, you can probably guess what the bags contained. Everything they had prayed for.
The good old days are not just old; God is still doing good works for his people today. His promises are still valid for you and me right now. I find such hope in that, knowing that he can and will provide for us during this season. He already has in some amazing ways. He is faithful, all the time-because of that I have hope.
"It is he who will supply all your needs from his riches in glory because of what Christ Jesus has done for us. Now unto God our Father be glory forever and ever. " Philippians 4:19-20.and what's a post without a picture? She's pretty lovely, isn't she?