Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
- we just dropped her brother off at Grandy's and she couldn't stay
- she knew exactly where she was and didn't want to be there
- mommy can't hold her on her lap very well anymore and that's where she wanted to be
- it was pretty much naptime
The doctor was much more understanding. I apologized for my daughter being such a pistol, to which she responded, "I am sticking my fingers in her mouth against her will, she is allowed to not enjoy it." Thank you so much to my doctor who made me feel so much better. Anyways, her check-up went great. She is super tiny and light for her age (2oth percentile), but is very healthy and full of spunk!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
"By talking, a fool gets into an argument, and his mouth invites a beating."
"Punishments are set for mockers and beatings for the backs of fools."
"Strike a mocker, and a gullible person may learn a lesson. Warn an understanding person and he will gain more knowledge."
"Brutal beatings cleanse away wickedness. Such beatings cleanse the innermost being."
Thank you honey for "mentoring" our guys through these powerful scriptures. I know they are learning some valuable life lessons.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Isaac: Mom, I'm sad that I can't give Jesus a hug because He is invisible.
Me: Well, you might not be able to give Him a hug like you give me a hug, but let's think of some ways we can give Jesus a hug without seeing Him.
Isaac: I know, I can hug myself, because He is in my heart, or I can raise my hands when I worship.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I've recently realized that sometimes I forget to share the answers God gives me to the prayers that I have petitioned Him for, so here is a quick testimony. I have had gestational diabetes for both of my previous pregnancies. Only 3% to 7% of pregnant women get it... and I got it. With that diagnoses comes glucometers, insulin shots, needles, non-stress tests, weekly ultrasounds, etc, etc, etc. I could go on and on about how inconvenient it is, but let's just say that it's just one more thing I had to tolerate for 9 months, and I REALLY didn't want to deal with it up at CFL camp. Once I started going to the doctor for this 3rd pregnancy, it was pretty much a given that I would have diabetes again and we were all pretty much just waiting for the test results. I had quite a few people praying and it definitely worked. I just had my 3rd glucose test and it came back NEGATIVE! It's almost unheard of to NOT get gestational diabetes once you've had it twice, but the tests don't lie and God is faithful! I have one more sugar test in 2 weeks that I am believing it will also be negative, but right now I want to give God glory for what he has already done! Thank you Jesus!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
"If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry."
"A father of the fatherless... is God in his holy habitation."
For more details on VisionHope and Champions For Life Kids' Camp, please click here. (Unfortunately because of working with wards of the court we were not able to take many pictures)
Special thanks to Chris' parents for loving and taking care of our kids this week so we could love and take care of others! You are a blessing!
Post from CFL 2009
Post from CFL 2008
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The aim of a spiritually vigorous saint is “that I may know Him . . .” Do I know Him where I am today? If not, I am failing Him. I am not here for self-realization, but to know Jesus Christ. In Christian work our initiative and motivation are too often simply the result of realizing that there is work to be done and that we must do it. Yet that is never the attitude of a spiritually vigorous saint. His aim is to achieve the realization of Jesus Christ in every set of circumstances.
-Excerpt from today's MY UTMOST by Oswald Chambers-
Monday, July 5, 2010
Did you know you can use chalk to repel ants from your house? Just draw a chalk-line in front of your doorways and the ants won't cross it.... not sure why, but they say so here in an article that gives unusual uses for chalk.
There are a million uses for WD-40, but did you know it can loosen sticky zippers, lifts splattered grease on stoves and removes lipstick stains from clothes? Check it out here.
What home remedies can you use for sunburn? Baking soda, vinegar or whole milk yogurt. Read about it here.
How about table salt? You can make special yellow-flame pine-cones for your campfires, make clean up for a cracked egg much easier or make a natural pesticide. Just read about it from TipNut here.
Ok, so I could go on and on, but you can find out more for yourself on these sites. Enjoy!