Friday, March 30, 2007
"God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life." John 3:16 New Century Version
Thursday, March 29, 2007
See the traffic cones and stop sign at the bottom of the picture...Savannah may not care to play with them, but Cole shared them all on his own!! That is progress!!!! How amazingly we have been created by our LORD!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
This Friday is Favorite Worship Song (from the book!).
For years my favorite worship song has been "It Is Well with My Soul" by Horatio Spafford. It is inspiring to think that after the ship wreck that took his four daughters, he wrote these words in praise and worship to our LORD.
"When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul."
I think that the 2nd & 3rd verses have always been there to lift me up when I needed it most. The words of this song remind me that my sins have been washed away and our Savior is returning to take us home, and the music behind the words makes me feel those things.
Apparently there are several verses to this song that I didn't know existed (they aren't in the book). Since I am one of the only Church of Christ members that does not have a "Songs of Praise" songbook on my bookshelf, I had to look up the lyrics on the internet. Click here to see the "new" lyrics.
"Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!" Psalm 146:1
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
"Misery loves company."
And then I thought...
If you find yourself surrounded by miserable people, what does that say about you?
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Cole is such a good little helper. He loves to help with Savannah. He helps me hold her bottle, and he loves to give her a pacifier when he thinks she needs it. Today he heard me say that she was hungry, and as I was making her bottle he tried to share his cherrio with her. That would have been great, except that she is not even eating rice cereal yet.
Cole also loves to help with household chores, such as keeping everything "buckled". We have 3 booster seats and a baby swing that must at all times stay buckled. He also likes to "Shake shake shake" the laundry as I am folding it - even the items that are already folded.
Tonight Cole helped me cook dinner. He helped make lima beans and corn. Even though Cole's helping is not always really help, I am so thankful that he is interested in "helping". I hope that he will always enjoy helping others. I also hope that we can create fond memories he will look back on in the future. I can remember helping my mom in the kitchen. She always let us help with the holiday baking or just everyday cooking and I never remember feeling like I was getting in the way (although I am sure there were times I hindered more than helped). Thanks Mom for letting me be your "little helper".
Monday, March 19, 2007
This picture is from a different meal. Cole is such a cheeser!!!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
So it is Tourney Time and I have yet to see a Duke game this season. Not that I have missed much from what I hear, but I am still hoping they can pull it out in the big dance. Call me crazy, but I am a true fan and true fans don't give up on their teams!
Savannah arrived a mere 4 1/2 months ago! I can't believe how much she has grown and changed in such a short amount of time. You would think that I would remember more about the first year of a baby's life since Cole is not even two yet, but I don't. I am amazed every day at how God created us to be, and what joy HE gives us in children.
So we took our Lifegroup at church to an indoor rockclimbing place on Sunday. Nevermind that our lifegroup is made up of 15 - 16 year olds, our son decided he was going to climb too (with a little assistance)! He had so much fun "climbing" the wall. I think if we had put a harness on him he would have climbed all the way to the top.