My poor baby girl woke up in the night throwing up, and she hasn’t stopped. Now she’s burning up with a fever and trying to sleep. Keep her in your prayers.
Matthew wants to break up with me because I got mad at him for throwing the dog. He said I can marry daddy again. That was as short lived as some celebrity weddings!
Matthew, my 5 year old, snuggled up with me last night and asked me if I would marry him. I told him I was already married to daddy, and that one day he would grow up and meet a nice girl to marry. He asked where he would meet her, and I said church! We talked about him bringing her home to meet our family and he asked where she would sit at the table since we don’t have enough chairs. (Where does he come up with this stuff?)
He ended the conversation by asking me to marry him and break up with daddy. What can ya say?
“Thus saith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?” Isaiah 66:1 KJV
“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” 2 Corinthians 5:1 NIV
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 NASB
” Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 NIV
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” Revelation 21:1-2 NIV
Max Lucado, Grace for the Moment
“Of all the blessings of heaven, one of the greatest will be you! You will be God’s magnum opus, his work of art. The angels will gasp. God’s work will be completed. At last, you will have a heart like his. You will love with perfect love. You will worship with a radiant face. You’ll hear each word God speaks. Your heart will be pure, your words will be like jewels, your thoughts will be like treasures. You will be just like Jesus. You will, at long last, have a heart like his.”
SOMETIMES GOD MAY PRIORITIZE
PERFORMING A MIRACLE ON OUR
HEARTS AND MINDS OVER A MIRACLE
CONCERNING OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
Though the fig tree does not bud and
there are no grapes on the vines, though the
olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen and no
cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in You, my
Lord. I will be joyful in God, my Savior.
For You, Lord, are my strength. You make
my feet like the feet of a deer. You enable me
to go on the heights (Hab. 3:17-19). How
inconceivable but true that You can take me to
heights far exceeding the depths I have known.
Father, continue to bring me along so that I
can rejoice in my sufferings, because I know
suffering produces perseverance (Rom. 5:3).
Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day
OK, i told you guys about a phenomenal book a little while ago. I just gave you a few spoilers, and now I’m gonna give you the inside scoop. The Shack, written by William P. Young, is an absolute must read! You will come away from it a different person, and with lots of questions about life. Not really questions, but I found myself comparing things from my daily life to things in the book. Oh, and you won’t be able to put the book down. It is that good.
I was earmarking pages because I knew I would want to go back and re-read certain things. When the first part of the book was all turned back, I just got out the trusty highlighter and started marking it up! I want everyone I know to read this book, but they can’t use my copy!
Here comes the scoop, are you ready? Ok, it’s really just the back of the book cover, but it’s that exciting.
Mackenzie Allen Philips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.
Against his better judgment he arives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.
In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, The Shack wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!
See, I told you! Go out and get this book. Then come back here and let’s have a discussion about it!
What are you waiting for? Go NOW!
Matthew has been watching a new video in the van called WordWorld, by PBS. We had just picked Brooke up from dance last night, and I heard the movie spell P-I-E. So I asked Matthew how do you spell Pie?
Matthew- I dunno
Zach-well they just told you how to spell it. Were you listening?
Matthew- I don’t wanna disguss about it!!!!
Zach- what’s he going to do in Kindergarten when the teacher asks him a question? Say I don’t want to discuss about it?
Me- Thankfully we have another year.
I’ve been encouraged to spend some time in worshipful prayer, and I find myself singing this song to Jesus. I had to post it. Listen to Jeremy Riddle sing “More Than A Friend”
IF OUR MINDS WOULD ABSORB THAT
WE ARE ACCEPTED BY GOD IN CHRIST,
OUR CHOICES AND BEHAVIORS WOULD
BE PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED.
Lord, I am so grateful to be one of Your
chosen people, part of a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, a people belonging to You, God,
that I may declare the praises of You who
called me out of darkness into Your wonderful
light (1 Peter 2:9).
You pose the question in Your Word,
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has
borne?” You assure me that though she may
forget, You will absolutely never forget me! You
have engraved me on the palms of Your hands
For the sake of Your great name, You will
not reject Your people. You have been pleased
to make me Your own (1 Sam. 12:22).
Beth Moore, Praying God’s Word Day by Day
Just dropping by to say hey! I appreciated all the responses to the powdered milk question, and I’ll let ya know how it goes.
We’re off to the race track tonight, and a different one tomorrow. Looks like a crazy weekend for us. Hope you have a good one!