Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I was up from midnight until 5am with my daughter.
Isaiah 41:20 I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Proverbs 19:11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
I now have no coffee to drink.
Psalm 119:107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
My husband is having a guys weekend.
Psalm 17:9 He who covers and forgives another's wrong seeks love, but he who harps on a matter separates close friends.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
WARNING: GRAPHIC POST OF MARTYRS AHEAD
While I was in Uganda, we visited the tomb of 3 young Christian boys who were martyred for Christ. As our guide was telling us the story, I remember not being able to hold back the tears. I was the exact age of the oldest boy that had given his life. Even after all these years, I never forgot their story...
The boys were led out with a mob of howling men and boys around them. Mujasi shouted to them: "Oh, you know Isa Masiya (Jesus Christ). You believe you will rise from the dead. I shall burn you, and you will see if this is so." A hideous roar of laughter rose from the mob. The boys were led down the hill towards the edge of a marsh. Behind them was a plantation of banana trees. Some men who had carried bundles of firewood on their heads threw the wood into a heap; others laid hold of each of the boys and cut off their arms with hideous curved knives so that they should not struggle in the fire.
Seruwanga, the bravest, refused to utter a cry as he was cut to pieces, but Kakumba shouted to Mujasi, who was a Mohammedan, "You believe in Allah the Merciful. Be merciful!" But Mujasi had no mercy.
We are told that the men who were watching held their breath with awed amazement as they heard a boy's voice out of the flame and smoke singing,
"Daily, daily sing to Jesus,
Sing, my soul, His praises due."
As the executioners came towards the youngest and feeblest, Lugalama, he cried, "Oh, do not cut off my arms. I will not struggle, I will not fight--only throw me into the fire."
But they did their ghastly work, and threw the mutilated boy on a wooden framework above the slow fire where his cries went up, till at last there was silence. One other Christian stood by named Musali. Mujasi, with eyes bloodshot and inflamed with cruelty, came towards him and cried:
"Ah, you are here. I will burn you too and your household. You are a follower of Isa (Jesus)."
"Yes, I am," replied Musali, "and I am not ashamed of it."
I think I may have broke the mommy code.
I beat my son in Candyland.
... and he is NOT very happy about it.Isaac- "Why did you do that, mama?"
Me- "What? Win? You better get used to that, buddy, mama wins a lot."
(my competitive nature got the best of me, I forgot for a second that he was only 3)
Isaac- "You're not allowed to do that, mom, it's my game!"
Me- "Isaac, when you lose you need to be happy for the person who wins."
(did I just say that?)
"Now, tell mama she did a good job."
Isaac- "But you didn't do a good job, you made me lose!"
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This kid doesn't forget anything!!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
- Isaiah 26:3
- Having to close the house windows b/c it's too cold
- My father/mother-n-law
- Free videos from the library
- My easy vac
- The Holy Spirit
- Life cereal
- The ability I have to make Chris laugh no matter how mad he is
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- This Home
- The Annie
- Hand Stamped
- Pride and Prejudice
- Film Camera
- Brass Forest
- Queen Anne's Lace
- Cross my Heart
- Mix Tape
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Here are some of my favorite pictures of our weekend together...
Chris and books.... I think I'm in love all over again!
Chris taking in Rembrandt Peale's "The Court of Death" (1820) at the DIA.
This is such an incredible piece of art!
This was Chris throughout the whole "contemporary" section.
Chris and I each picked out a piece of art that we would like to have in our house.
Chris chose "New England Landscape" by George Morrison in 1965.
This is the one I chose for Chris...
I think it would look incredible as a chandelier in our room!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England
(Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.)
Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, the Hague, Netherlands