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Sunday~
"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.

Monday~
"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.

Tuesday~
"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.

Wednesday~
"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.

Thursday~
"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.

Friday~
"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.

Saturaday~
"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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Friday, October 15, 2010

Something to be thankful for!

~Profile picture of little Grasshopper~ 
I have seen hundreds of these pictures, many lately on *F*ace*book...it seems that every time I turn around I hear of someone else that either just had a baby or are expecting...but there is something VERY special about this particular ultrasound picture:
IT IS OUR BABY ON THERE!
 ~This one makes me laugh, if you look at his/her hand, you will see that Grasshopper is giving a thumbs up!~
It was so precious!  In the past I have volunteered at the local pregnancy care center and we still receive their newsletter.  I saw they were training a new ultrasound tech. so they needed 'models' she could use to learn and get hours on.  I volunteered, who doesn't want to see their baby?  The ultrasound lasted about an hour and I learned alot because there was a 'teacher' in there with her going through step by step what they were looking at and measuring and why they were doing these things. 

Anyway, in the middle of trying to get a crown to rump measurement (which isn't accurate after 15 weeks btw) all of a sudden little Grasshopper put his/her hand front and center and throws up the thumb for a great thumbs up!  It just made us all giggle!  So precious to see your baby jumping and wiggling inside of you while you have no idea that is going on!
~This one was at the very end, Grasshopper crossed his/her hands over his/her belly, too cute!~

It was such a fun way to spend an hour of my time.  I get to go back in my third trimester and have another 'learning' ultrasound!  How much fun?!?!  We have now seen Grasshopper at 6 weeks 2 days, 8 weeks 5 days, 10 weeks 5 days, and 15 weeks 5 days!  Four precious times of getting a sneek peak into how he/she is growing and changing so quickly!  It is hard to believe that we are already only 4 weeks from half way through this pregnancy!  That means we are 4 1/2 weeks from {hopefully} finding out if we are going to be shopping for pink or blue!  November 17th is the big day, a day that cannot come soon enough in my opinion!  But hey, it is still before the big shopping on Black Friday!

So when I look at these pictures, I just realize we have so much to be thankful for!  We have two beautiful children (Princess 4 & Boo 3...almost 4) and this beautiful little one and then we are also working on finishing our paperwork to contract with our adoption agency as well!  What a blessing and I am SOOOO excited!

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