Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Baby #4

Sorry the pictures are a little blurry, but I think the point comes across pretty clearly.

Twiggy saw the picture and exclaimed in horror, "She looks like a duck!"
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Monday, February 26, 2007

The Power of the Cross

I have been coveting a certain CD ever since it came out, which wasn't really very long ago, but thanks to Jason and Andrea (thank you!) I now have it. I love the words one song in particular, but by the looks of it, all the songs are wonderful. Enough of my typing, I'll let their words speak for themselves:

The Power of the Cross by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the power of the cross:
Christ became sin for us;
Took the blame, bore the wrath--
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Every bitter thought,
Every evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees:
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life:
"Finished!" the victory cry.

Oh, to see my name
Written in the wounds,
For through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death;
Life is mine to live,
Won through Your selfless love.

(Final refrain)
This, the power of the cross:
Son of God--slain for us
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

God In Good and Bad

Many of you "Camp Chetekies" may remember Pastor Leigh Crockett from camp, and I'm sure that many of you have also heard this story. I love stories like this where even doctors will say that this is nothing short of a miracle. One thing is for sure, we have an amazing Creator! I pray that I will continue to praise Him, not only on the mountain tops, but also in the valleys.

"...but He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Fot the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Monday, February 19, 2007

We love you, Daddy!

Okay, I know their season is long past, but I had to post this while Paul was unsuspecting.

Just for the record, Twiggy said, "Let's take a picture for Daddy!"

We love you, Daddy!
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rocky the Cowboy

This is how Rocky rides horseback (or Daddy-back in this case).
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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Must Read!

I highly recommend the book, "The Heart of Anger" by Lou Priolo to anyone who has children-- regardless of age--or is planning on having children, or if you know of any children who could use some biblical discipline (excluding mine because I'm already reading the book : )). I am reading it right now and...well, for lack of better words, "it will lay you flat" as a parent. The book centers around Ephesians 6:4 where God commands, "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." The author addresses the "thoughts and intents of the heart," not only of angry children, but also of their parents.

It's chapters include:

Angry Kids
Provocative Parents
Angry Attitudes
Discipline: What It Really Means
Practical Biblical Communication
Journaling: A Helpful Tool
What's at the Heart of Anger?
Getting Anger Problems Right
Disrespect and Manipulation
Conquering Disrespect and Manipulation
The Think Room
The Appeal Process
A Good Investment

Lest I say too much, I'm signing out now. Enjoy the book (okay, maybe enjoy is not the right word)!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

This and That

Here's some pics of the children from this, the first day of February. I love February because it's one month closer to warm weather. Anyhoo, the kids are really big into wrestling these days, especially with Daddy, but when he's not here they are more than willing to tackle each other.

Here's Twiggy giving you her best smile.

That's all for now.
BTW, my husband has offically entered the blogging world
with his first post below.
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Proverbs As Told By Children

I found this online and read it to the teens in our church last night. Bill Cosby must have spent some time talking to these kids!

A first grade teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each kid in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest. Here's a sampling:

As you shall make your bed so shall you...mess it up.

Better to be safe than...punch a 5th grader.

It's always darkest before...daylight savings time.

You can lead a horse to water

Don't bite the hand that...looks dirty.

A miss is as good as a...Mr.

You can't teach an old dog new...math.

An idle mind is...the best way to relax.

Where there's smoke there's...pollution.

If at first you don't succeed...get new batteries.

You get out of something see pictured on the box.