Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Found a Photo

This picture was taken in 2008.  Everyone is much younger here, but it's a nice picture that one of my friends took for me.  Seth might come home to visit in a week or two - if he does I'm hoping to get an updated photo.  I have such good looking sons to show off! And daughters :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Psalm 34

 I will extol the LORD at all times;
   his praise will always be on my lips.
 I will glory in the LORD;
   let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
 Glorify the LORD with me;
   let us exalt his name together.
  I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
   he delivered me from all my fears.
 Those who look to him are radiant;
   their faces are never covered with shame.
 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
   he saved him out of all his troubles.
 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
   and he delivers them.
  Taste and see that the LORD is good;
   blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Kid Logic Friday

John and Molly are having tea outside this morning.  Notice the dew still on the table. Also you can see my Christmas Cactus on the table blooming in AUGUST.
Morning Tea

Here are the latest kid comments from our home:

"The ocean is SO salty - don't they put (pool) chemicals in it?"

"Let's play the Staring Game, but this time you can blink, but you have to keep your mouth open!"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eating for Fun or For Health

Today Amy asked me if I am eating healthy for fun or for my health.  Ask anyone in my family about my years of eating habits.  I'm the one who buys 2 boxes of Old Fashioned Donuts-one for me and the other one for everyone else to split between themselves.  For years I lived on cold cereal and had to have at least one candy bar a day (no joke). So am I eating healthy for FUN? Never! It's for my health of course!  I love junk food, but feeling good from eating good makes it much easier to take care of my family and anyone else around me.

It's a slooow process learning healthy habits after years of living off of junk, but if Amy is noticing better eating habits on my part than it must be happening.

Friday, August 19, 2011

21 years......................

Yesterday marked our 21st wedding anniversary. Each anniversary is a complete miracle and a gift from God.   We went out to eat at our favorite restaurant and then went to a movie of all things. I can honestly say we enjoy eachother now more than ever. 

"We have seen how the forgiveness of sins and that alone can make the old new, in the innermost center- forgiveness of sins is the new birth-but it is no less on the periphery.  The dust gathers so quickly on these daily recurring duties that they can be saved from withering only if they can be cleansed each morning in the dew of  forgiveness."

 Thanks be to God, the forgiveness of sins, and a few good friends.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday Excursion

Yesterday found us at the beach.  It turned out being a gorgeous day for such an excursion.  This is my first attempt at making a video in many years.  I am remembering how FUN it is!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Acceptance of Blessings

O merciful God, what a kind and gracious Father You are, to deal so sincerely and paternally with us poor and judged sinners.  You did release Your most precious possession, Your Son, Jesus Christ, into the jaws of death and the devil.
 You did require that He should descend into the deep and again ascend on high and conquer the captivity which has held us all in slavery.  Through this we are Your dear children, His brothers and sisters, and inheritors of all His eternal, heavenly blessings.  Give us your Holy Spirit so that He may preserve us to the end in faith.
Grant your grace that youth and those unborn, the weak in faith and those not properly instructed, may get and keep a right understanding in the doctrine of becoming fellow citizens with the angels.  So highly privileged are we who believe in Christ.  Amen