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, December 22, 2015

Princess 2015

Our Princess turned 9 years old this year and quickly reminded me that she was half way to adult!!!  That makes this Mama feel pretty old, how does one tiny little baby turn into such a big girl so fast? 

She is still a big time dancer!  Her competition group took home many awards and medals this year, but they were the most excited about winning the 'gold ticket' and getting an invitation to preform nationally...unfortunately being a large group there was no way to financially afford to get all those kids/families there...but they were thrilled!  It is always fun to see her come alive on the dance floor!  In her Spring recital she was excited to get to do a Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Competition routine!  She also gets to help 'assist' in teaching the babes and preschool dance classes! 

She has also grown up so much.  She now sports a ladies size 11 foot and is getting scary close to my height!  She is finding that in some ways it is fun to grow up, but in many ways it would be nice to not grow so fast!  Next size of shoes she will be special ordering dress shoes and moving into mens tennis shoes!

Summer time brought some relaxation time for her and she was able to spend several weekends at the Grandparents farm.  She is getting pretty good at driving the 4-wheeler!  She enjoyed splashing around in our little pool, going to Bear Country, and going to Hills Alive; but highest on her list was getting the opportunity to be in the town's children's theater they call the Peanut Butter and Jelly players...she was in 'My Son, Pinocchio." She played a teacher and did so very well!  I was so proud seeing my girl up on that stage walking in her Mama's theatrical footsteps!!!  ;)

She is a great helper both to with her siblings and with the daycare.  She is becoming a huge blessing around the house, taking and interest is cooking and still being my baby whisperer!  One thing she will always line up for is her and Cupcake's Saturday morning muffin making for breakfast!  They do enjoy that time and it is one of the only times they are getting along as sisters!!! 

She is currently about half way through her 3rd grade schooling with Bob Jones University curriculum and doing pretty well.  She does not love Math, but she does take interest in Heritage Studies and Science.  I think her favorite thing about homeschooling is the fact that we are able to adjust her schedule so she gets extra time at dance when other girls her age are in school!  ;)

A few things she wants you to know:
Favorite color:  Anything neon!
Favorite book:  the Bible
Favorite family activity: Friday Family Movie Night
Favorite movie:  Love's Christmas Journey
Favorite Princess:  Tiana
Favorite memory:  Our Disney Cruise on the Fantasy
Favorite thing about Christmas:  Jesus' Birthday & a real Christmas Tree
Favorite thing this year:  Hiking by Roughlock Falls