Daily Verse

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.








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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Wonderful Labor Day

Although it was a little chilly (we didn't make it out of the 50's) we managed to bundle up the kiddos and go for a family walk. We everything that has been going on this summer, we just haven't gotten enough of those in! Anyway, Labor Day is one of the days Jason gets off and we are thankful for Daddy's days off!
Here are the kids in their coats waiting for Mommy...they give hugs often these days!Ada Grace with her hat, scarf, purse, and baby....she is ready for anything!
As long as Ethan has is thumb and his blanket he is good to go!
AG thinks her baby needs her own seat and buckle
We walk the bike path and there are two parks on the loop that we usually walk, of course AG sees them about a mile away and we get to her "wing, wing...WING" until we arrive! I always tell her she needs to ask Daddy if we can stop and swing. She just loves it so much

I believe this face tells all!
Ethan was having to concentrate very hard on swinging yesterday, he got ahold of some wheat last week and is having some struggles here and there. Normally he likes to swing and is just a smiley as his Sissy about it

We also took the kids down the slide, last year E loved it and AG didn't think it was so great. This year, E could take it or leave it and AG kept wanting more. Just so you all know, Jason let me go down first to "polish" the slide...actually he wanted me to dry off the morning rains before he took the kids down! We each took both AG and E down one time.

Of course I cannot tell you about a walk we took without telling how BEAUTIFULL the Black Hills of South Dakota are! Seriously if you haven't been here for a while or ever, it is time to book a reservation in the Hartung Hotel! One of our church guys owns the lot to the left of the Spearfish Creek in this picture.
This is coming up on the other park, the one we usually stop at....just so pretty!
AG and E were telling their Daddy (pushing the stroller) a big long story! They LOVE going for walks.
More Spearfish beauty
Here is our favorite park. The slides aren't great for parents to take their small children down if we are going to slide we stop at the other park. But this one has all sorts of fun things to do!
AG was very quick to point out the duck at the fish hatchery in town
The kids love watching the fish and ducks at the hatchery
The fish...
This is another view from the fish hatchery

This is a place called Indian Hills
After we returned home from our walk the kids and Daddy were relaxing on the playroom couch, before we sent the kids to take a nap! But Grandma Pam wanted to see pictures of their new fall outfits! She is so silly...but here you go Mom!
Ethan's made him look like such a handsome man and Ada Grace's was just too adorable with the little plaid knickers and her sweater!
We had a great Labor Day...the kids took a nap and Jason and myself worked on a project that we have been trying to figure out. When the kids woke up we grilled hamburgers and then watched a movie. Of course the kids only made it half way through, but then Mommy and Daddy got some special time together!
We love "Daddy Days!"


Brit and Heath said...

I can't believe you guys are already in coats! We're still 100 degrees down here! I'm ready for a bit of a chill!

Brit and Heath said...

I can't believe you guys are already in coats! We're still 100 degrees down here! I'm ready for a bit of a chill!