Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Paul recently began contributing to a blog created by a friend of ours.  Check it out here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Download "Far Away" and Benefit Haiti :: Desiring God

Take a look at this video that gets into the questions we all ask when disaster happens.

Download "Far Away" and Benefit Haiti :: Desiring God

Monday, October 26, 2009


Twiggy left me this week for vacation with her Mimi and cousin, Bird.  My mom (Mimi) has been updating us via e-mail about the trip and the following is a conversation that took place between the girls while having dinner at Outback Steakhouse:

Contemplative Bird: “Why are there more boys in here than girls?”
Worldly-wise Twiggy: “It’s ‘cuz of the beer!”

This afternoon I was looking at pictures from Texas when we came across this one:

Frankie pointed to it and said, "Look, Mommy!  A ladybug!"

Monday, October 12, 2009

Little Dude...

...turns 7 months and as you can see, he loves the Pack already.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Mind of Christ

I love that I serve the living God, who is actively working in my life to conform me to the image of His Son!

For no apparent reason, I woke up this morning with a heart that was heavy over the selfishness that oozes out of my life. I complain because I am selfish. I snap at my husband and my children because I am selfish. I am critical of those around me because I am selfish.

All these thoughts were running through my mind throughout the course of the morning, and little did I know that God was preparing me for what the He wanted me to hear this morning at church.

The missionary who spoke this morning read from Philippians chapter two:

So, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry of conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves....Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus....

How priceless it would be to live a life with that mindset! What if I were to fully embrace the plans God has for my family knowing that He is in complete control and knows where He wants us (as opposed to complaining that they are not what I want)? What if I treated my family as I ought to treat them? Or what if I truly lived out this passage as it relates to those of whom I am now critical? Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves....

These are such simple truths, but today they had a profound impact on me. I truly want the Lord to transform me. I am confident that He will.

Friday, October 09, 2009

My Compassionate Little Fly Guy

With the weather getting colder a countless number of flies have sought refuge in the warmth of our home only to discover Rocky, our four-year-old, on a mission to "slay dragons" for his mommy. Or in this case, flies.

Rocky will swat flies anywhere, whether they land in his sister's breakfast bowl or on his brother's head, it makes no difference. If they are in our house, he will hunt them down.

While on this morning's hunt he found a few flies trapped between the screen and the pane of our living room window. After a few minutes of trying to reach them with his orange fly swatter, he sighed.

"Oh, the poor little fellas!" he exclaimed. "They'll die in there!"

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Beware of Lion!