Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Verse for the day!

"Faithful is he who calleth you, who also will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5:24

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Grandma came to visit!

Grandma came to visit for four days. We had such a great time! She gave us all gifts from the "Jajaz"(the grandma's) in Uganda that are taking care of their orphaned grandchildren. They presented Kathy with presents for her whole family - we were very touched. For those of you who do not know Kathy, in obedience to God, opened a small orphanage called "The Redeemer House." We are very excited to see these seven orphans now have a place to call home and a mommy named, Gracious. Gracious said, "these children are no longer orphans, they are my children." What a miracle that must be to to go from going having nothing and doing whatever it took to survive to now having a mommy, home, food, bed, blankets and for the first time have the opportunity to go to school! I will be starting a blog for her to update us on the goings on at The Redeemer House soon.

Grandma loves to dress the kids up and let them pretend to be whatever they want to be. boys thought the sparkly dresses were very pretty.............

I am pretty sure daddy is going to have them out hunting every night for the next week because of these pictures - haha!

Here are some other pics of their dress up day!
I will leave you with the cutest pics of all - Grandma was telling Lily to say "Hallelujah!"

Thanks Grandma for all the fun!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall is here but I am still in summer!

Fall is here and it is my favorite time of year but I am really not ready for my favorite time of year!

Hunter had such a great time making a little Indian village - until......... Barbie, the goat, walked through it. I saw him crying outside and helped him rebuild it - poor thing, naughty goat! haha

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Horseopoly Marathon

Horseopoly Marathon!

1st place goes to - Daddy (big surprise)

2nd - Dawson

3rd - Ashton

4th - Hunter

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What if.....

What if we obey the call? What if we go from a stand of faith to a walk of faith? What if we start looking less and less like the world? What if we are sold out for the Lord, completely reliant on Him - to be the provider in every way? What if it logically does not make sense...............

God's word says - "So, I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature." - Galatians 5:16

And then he goes on to say my favorite part and the point to my thoughts today.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control..." - Galatians 5:22-23

Isn't that what we all strive for? We are so busy trying all other ways to achieve these things - when God is saying all you have to do is live by the Spirit! God's way is always so simple and the best, yet pride of our self keeps us from the very thing we are trying to achieve.

I am in amazing bible study and I can not get enough of His word. I feel like I have been living off bread crumbs and I am finally getting some meat. I humbly pray that I look less like the world every day and resemble ( just a little, I pray) my heavenly Father.