Sunday, April 25, 2010

Grandma's Cuties








and one more just for fun, I think they are yelling "We love Grandma!!!"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Sunday Prayer

Tim and I have started praying blessings over our children on Sunday nights.

The prayer I said tonight was taken in part from a prayer Dr. Dobson sent in his last letter from Focus on the Family. This was actually a prayer spoken by his father as he asked the Lord to bless his marriage to Shirley.

I reworded it a little to fit as a prayer for my children

O eternal God: We bring Thee our children, Seth, Selah, and Sydney. They are Thine but Thou in love dist lend them to us for a little season: to care for, to love and to cherish.

It is our earnest prayer for them, not that God shall have a part in their lives, but that He shall have the preeminent part; not that they shall possess faith, but that faith shall fully possess them; that in a materialistic world they shall not live for the earthly and temporal alone, but that they shall be enabled to lay hold on that which is spiritual and eternal.

Let their lives be like the course of the sun: rising in strength, going forth in power and shining more and more unto the perfect day. Let the end of their lives resemble the setting of the sun: going down in a sea of glory, only to shine on undimmed in the firmament of a better world than this.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The mark of a man

  1. Men protect women
  2. Men are leaders
  3. Men are responsible as heads of their families
  4. Men are to teach their children 24/7
  5. Men are to love their wives as Christ loved the church and be willing to die for them
  6. Men are to be fruitful and multiply
  7. Men do not own their bodies, their wives do
  8. Men must bring up their children in the training and admonition of the Lord
  9. Men must insure that their whole families and everyone else around them should celebrate the Sabbath
  10. Mens hearts should be turned toward their children
--Scott Brown, National Center for Family Integrated Churches

I found this list on a blog that was recently suggested to me. This list really stood out to me as I have been recently listening to a few Focus on the Family shows dealing with the issue of bringing up boys and issues dealing with men. These are things that I hope to instill in our little man.

Rules to live by

I read about these rules recently in a homeschool book I am reading. Mr. Gregg Harris' chapters in the book were some of my favorite, he is a man I admire as his kids have turned out to be godly men and Christian leaders. I was glad to find he posted these on a blog.

These rules will soon be implemented in our little household. If grandma & granddad, and of course Cathy (or anyone who is ever around my cute little sinners/children) is reading these we hope you will remind our kids of our rules if you ever see them breaking them :). Thank you.

The 21 Rules Of This House
by Gregg Harris

1. We obey God.
2. We love, honor and pray for one another.
3. We tell the truth.
4. We consider one another's interests ahead of our own.
5. We speak quietly and respectfully with one another.
6. We do not hurt one another with unkind words or deeds.
7. When someone needs correction, we correct him in love.
8. When someone is sorry, we forgive him.
9. When someone is sad, we comfort him.
10. When someone is happy, we rejoice with him.
11. When we have something nice to share, we share it.
12. When we have work to do, we do it without complaining.
13. We take good care of everything that God has given us.
14. We do not create unnecessary work for others.
15. When we open something, we close it.
16. When we take something out, we put it away.
17. When we turn something on, we turn it off.
18. When we make a mess, we clean it up.
19. When we do not know what to do, we ask.
20. When we go out, we act just as if we were in this house.
21. When we disobey or forget any of the 21 Rules of This House, we accept the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Friday, April 2, 2010

At the top of my lungs

this is the song I want to sing at the top of my lungs Easter morning...

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
‘til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

In Christ Alone, by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend