Thursday, January 13, 2011

He Taught Us To Pray

Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power,

and the glory,

for ever and ever.


Matthew 6:9-13

The Lord's Prayer has had me in amazement these days.  It is so complete!  Everything I need or want is included in this prayer. God cares for us so much that He gave us just the right words to say.  I also really enjoy reading Martin Luther's Large Catachism on the subject. 
"........God takes the initiative and puts into our mouths the very words we are to use. Thus we see how sincerely he is concerned over our needs, and we shall never doubt that our prayer pleases him and will assuredly be heard.  So this prayer is far superior to all others that we might ourselves devise.  For in the latter our conscience would always be in doubt, saying, "I have prayed, but who knows whether it pleased Him, or whether I have hit upon the right form and mode?"  Thus there is no nobler prayer to be found on earth, for it has the excellent testimony that God loves to hear it.  This we should not trade for all the riches in the world.

                        Dr. Martin Luther, The Large Catachism

2 Minute Phone Call

We got a call from Seth today - that was a surprise!  It was good to hear from him.  He was allowed two minutes to talk so we talked about travel plans to get home.  He only has about two weeks of boot camp left, then he will come home for 10 days before he leaves again for basic training.  He said he has learned a lot, feels like a "different" person as far a physical abilities go, and appreciated the letters he has received from people.  Thank you.

If you want to see Seth and his platoon go to He is in platoon 2115. As the video scrolls through everyone, you will see Seth at 1:01 on the counter, on the very left.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Today's Kid Logic Question

Steve, Peter, and I were stepping out of the house for a little bit.  This would leave Ben in charge for the time we would be gone.  I told the younger ones that Ben would be taking care of them while we are out.  On the way out the door Sam runs up to me and says, "Is that taking care of me if Ben told me to clean my room?"

Yes Sam, it is. : )