Friday, May 29, 2009

4 years ago...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I've always loved oak trees...

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree, planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; But its leaves will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will it cease from yielding fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8

"He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper."
Psalm 1::3

Speaking of roots, check out what I found in my nasty pantry this afternoon (iphoto is not loading my pic. but I found a bag of potatoes sending out tentacles that climb clear to the next shelf, yikes). I'm sure there is a spiritual lesson lurking somewhere in between the roots flourishing in the darkness, penetrating a thick layer of plastic to find nourishment. Well, I'll be busy contemplating potato roots, or maybe I'll just throw them away...I guess we won't be having potatoes for dinner.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oh how He loves...

"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them." Ezekiel 36:25-27

This is what it's all about folks... He loves us, he loves me and it makes me want to weep. He loves us to the point of death, so that we can rise, be cleansed, unshackled, redeemed for the purposes of his glory! But really we all stand paralyzed in the enormous 'sea of mercy' unless we really get it... He loves us. That's where our faith can begin to have hands and feet (not to mention brains & and a mouthpiece). Otherwise, our hearts are never freed from that stony birth, and all our attempts at holiness are pure vanity.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

My sweet babies....

I'm feeling particularly mushy about my kids today. Judah has the stomach flu, not the swine flu, don't worry. This is the first time ever that Judah has been sick enough that he has wanted to just cuddle and rest. Its crazy how much your maternal instincts kick in when your babies are in pain. This is my first time dealing with stomach stuff with the kids, so I was really nervous. The crazy thing is, there is no place I'd rather be. I know it may sound sick, especially if you don't have kids, but I just have to be there with him for every "burp".

Currently Judah is begging for water (he can't hold anything down just yet, so little sips are all he gets), begging for a sandwich and me deciding what I can eat that wouldn't be so bad 'coming back up' just in case. I'm having to sneak food, just so he doesn't beg to eat. I guess its at least a good sign that he is feeling well enough to want to eat. Let's just hope he can keep something down soon.

Here are some pics of the kids at their best, mostly just to cheer me up.

Judah with his tool belt helping daddy

Double Trouble

2 Teeth at 4 months, what the heck!?!

Nana & Nanny