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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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our 'little' family Christmas

We had a family Christmas for the first time since before we had children this year.  It was fun, Handsome wanted to do it so that A)our gifts to the kids could be appreciated ~because lets face it, we cannot top Grandpa & Grandma~ B)But mostly we want to start family traditions of our own...our family Christmas was mostly centered around what Christmas is all about, Christ's Birth! 

We started the evening out with a full blown ham supper with gravy and everything!  Then we read the Christmas Story from the Bible and it was fun to see the kids really get into it and ask questions!

We then moved on to opening of gifts.  We opened each gift one by one so that we could be happy for one another and the blessings we received.  Princess went first then BooBear and we alternated like that (Mommy & Daddy each already had our gifts!)

*They were so excited about these cameras, (and so was I) but we ended up returning them because Princess' went on the blink almost right away and so we return them both and got them each a new pair of N.ike tennis shoes instead!  They still ask where their cwamwas are!

Then we moved on to stockings~

They each received panties/underwear and BooBear was sooo see he didn't GET to go potty in the potty chair until his third birthday, a week after he opened these T.homas the T.rain & T.oy S.tory big boy underwear!  That plan didn't work!  We will try again in March!

B.alderdash was in my stocking! 

Handsome had lounge pants & a memory card for his B.lackberry!

We ended the night with some family time & a yummy ice cream dessert that Handsome made...his Mom always makes it at Christmas time and since we were not able to be with them to celebrate their family Christmas he wanted to make sure that we had it!  The kids thought it was num NUMS!

This is what I found when I returned to the living room after getting the Princess ready for bed!  If that doesn't just about add up to the best way to end an evening of family celebration of our Saviors Birth!  So precious!