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, November 18, 2008

Christmas is coming...

I have to admit that I stole these photos off a friend on Facebook....but I just thought they needed to be shared! Isn't this a BEAUTIFUL Christmas Tree? Look reall close and see if you can figure it out... Does this help? I know it is a little small but can you see what it is? Try clicking on the picture to enlarge it...

It is a Christmas tree made out of Mountain.Dew cans with a 2liter bottle of it on top! Go to work Zachie!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekend of Reconnecting...highly recommended

Oh, I also have to share with you all, we are finally going to see Fireproof! It is coming to our town on Friday and we have a sitter lined up for the evening and we are excited! We have loved Flywheel and Facing the Giants from the same producers and this one has been said to be the best yet. Of course I am always game to watch a good love story where there is a 'happy ever after' ending! Will let you know what we think of it next week.

Also, we have been able to line up another sitter for Saturday/Sunday next weekend. I know, the only time I will have my kids will be from after the movie Friday night until about 3:30 or 4 on Saturday afternoon. What will we do? Jason and I are both kind of tired these days and need a time of relaxing and reconnecting as a couple, so we have the chance to go to a hotel and spend some couple time along with maybe some shopping and of course, OLIVE GARDEN!

Special thanks to Charise and Lucas & Corin, for watching our children...I am soooo excited!

It's better...

So my computer is better now, David was able to fix it today...although he said he wasn't sure what was wrong with it, but he fixed it none the less! Yeah! Look for pictures sooner rather than later!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No Pictures...

So, I need everyone to pray! Something has happened to my computer and I am really nervous about it. There are pictures of the kids that have not been put on CD's since oh, January or so and other valuable items that I hate to think about loosing. Jason's computer still works, so Praise the Lord...but the pictures aren't there. In the mean time, there will be no pictures on the blog until we get the other computer fixed. I am hoping that David will be able to fix it on Sunday when he spends the afternoon with us between services.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Fisher Price

So, I am sure many of you have already heard or seen something about this doll...but I wanted to do my part...I officially checked it out at the local Wal.Mart store yesterday. Fisher.Price Little Mommy Real Loving Cuddle and Coo Doll it is really cute and coos just like a real baby. Perfect for every little girl on your Christmas list, or is it??? At the end of her coos she rants very quickly, "I.slam is the L.ight" I had been told about this last week, but waited until I saw the doll in real life to be sure. Have seen that some stores are recalling it, but so far still on shelves in our town. At ToysRUs(dot)com it is currently unavailable, do I don't know if that means they are not selling until further action is taken of if they are flying out of the wear houses that fast. I view this as a scary path to be walking down after the events of the elections last week. You to UTube(dot)com and type in "Fisher.Price Cuddle and Coo Doll" and there is already many videos there showing what the doll says. I for one would not like to receive this for my daughter as a gift!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

My Kids

Well, the blog has suffered a little bit in the last couple of weeks. I apologize, with all the interviews I have done and getting ready to have 4-5 more children in our home every day with Pumpkin Patch Daycare, AND having two little FOSTER boys around! Yeah, no joke! I know what we said in the past, but a friend of ours needed respite for 2 weeks due to her mothers 80th we said that we would watch the little ones while she was gone. It really hasn't been too bad, they actually go to daycare during the day so we have them from 5 pm ~ 9 am. The 1 year old is teething pretty bad at the moment, so that hasn't been much fun...but the two year old already helps put the toys in the RIGHT places and Princess & Sunshine love playing with him! My thing is making sure the toys are all in the right place...might be something that I have to get a little less crazy about with a home daycare, but we shall see.

Anyway, on the daycare front. We have 1 part time 15 month old little girl, and just got a confirmation call about an ADORABLE 6 week old girl starting next week/full time. I had another interview today and I really enjoyed that Mommy and would be happy to watch her 10 month old daughter 4 days a week! Those are the possibilities right now. I do have a couple that called to get information today, but have not set up an interview time yet...they have a 4 week old baby boy. Sunshine is hoping for some boys around...since he so far is the only one! Will keep you posted here.

As for those of you that just HAVE to have your fix of pics of our kids...I have three for you tonight. The first one has made an appearance before, of their shadows.

This one was on the 1st of October and I just love how the sun sparkles so pretty on the creek...notice which of the children is wet!

This is just before they threw the stick into the creek together! I love my kiddos and love seeing more and more of their personality EVERY day!
Check out Princess in this pic ~ this was her rock throwing stance! I don't make this stuff up...she is too funny!