the LORD turn his face toward you
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
the LORD turn his face toward you
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
1. To learn to wait on God
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.
4 His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.
7 All who worship images are put to shame,
those who boast in idols—
worship him, all you gods!
8 Zion hears and rejoices
and the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments, O LORD.
9 For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
10 Let those who love the LORD hate evil,
for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is shed upon the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Today is Sunday, but no church! Church was cancelled! Of course I was all dressed and out the door before I realized that! I had checked the web about 6:45 and there were only 3 churches cancelled. When I got to church there was no one there, and the Praise Team has to be there early! humm..... I put in a call to Steve and low and behold it was cancelled! Oh well I look great for my family! To all of you who are snow in, have a great, relaxing day!
Friday, December 19, 2008
The next cool thing is I got the "your blog is fabulous award" from E-Mom over at Chrysalis
- Fountain pop - you know the kind you get from the machines at the gas stations. No canned or bottled pop for me! Must be Fountain pop!
- Coffee - Especially my new favorite - Country comfort! The only bummer is the coffee shop that sells it, is going out of business. But never fear I asked them where it was from and they said a place that is really close by! YEAH road trip to Spring Lake anyone!!!
- Blogging - of course you are all so much fun to get to know!
- Our Family Adventures - I love going on little adventures with our family. Just like the one we took here to Ludington on a snowy Sunday afternoon!
- Lighthouses - love them! The one at Silver Lake is my favorite. The kids call it mine! I hope to someday get to the one in Minnesota, at the far end of Lake Superior!
- Oh hold it I have 6 - STONES - how could I forget!!!! Lake Superior reminded me! I am addicting to stones from the Lake Superior shore line!!! But I will except stones as gifts from other areas! I love that people think of me when they see stones! Well not to be stoned by stones (as in stoning for my bad deeds!) but my love for stones!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
So this morning I am setting down to read and study Ezekiel 10. I open my bible and it flips to Isaiah 26. I notice a verse I have underlined - Isaiah 26:9 - yep, I still love that verse, but let's read above and below it.
8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,
9 My soul yearns for you in the night;
10 Though grace is shown to the wicked,
11 O LORD, your hand is lifted high,
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Smilings my favorite!!!! I hope this makes you smile too!!!!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
There were different stations they had to go to in the competition. Above the boys are working on building a lighthouse out of Lego's. they could talk for 1 minute then after that they had to work together in silence. this is all about team building.
Here they are doing a Jeopardy game. The theme this year was conservation, and water contamination. I guess this game was made up with information the boys had collected about the subject.
Here they are working the programed robot. Making it do certain things.
Here is our son and his best friend with their medals! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF HIM AND ALL OF THEM!!!!
Monday, December 15, 2008
The children acted out different verses that were being spoken. I should probably tell you here that the program was showing Christ in scripture "from the beginning". It was written by our associate pastor. Here the young boy in white represents God and the two girls, one of course is my Bekah represent the gates from Psalms 24:7 (I think) where it says life up your heads O gates...let the king of glory enter in.Here the angels are appearing to frightened shepherds from Luke.Here is from Revelations where those robe in white are passing through the gates into the city!We also had a liturgical dance that Steve didn't get pictures of. The girls danced to Fernando Ortega's "Let all mortal flesh keep silent". It was beautiful!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
1. You pick ten people and pass this award to them.
2. Then contact them and let them know that you have chosen them and their blog for the award.3. Also link back to the person who gave you the award.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Bekah is doing well and went back to school yesterday. She is on limited activity, no gym and no outside recess for a week. She hasn't had a headache or stomach act since Monday. Last night she had her very first piano recital! I have to see if my pictures turned out and I'll post a few later.
Eric is doing better as well. He is out of ICU and PRAISE GOD - headed for "Teen Challenge"! For those of you who don't know what that is, it is a very intensive drug rehab program. They came to our church years ago and give their testimonies (the patients). A bunch of us have wanted his parents to check on it for a while now, and they finally did! At first it seemed impossible because of it being $900 a month. I told Steve's sister their has to be away, all those other people could not afford that cost either. Well you know our God is bigger then anything we could think or imagine right! Steve went to see Eric last night and his mom told Steve that Eric was heading for "Teen Challenge"! WOOT WOOT! Thank you Lord! I don't know when he'll be going, but he will not be able to have any contact with anyone for 6 months, then just immediate family until 8 months! We pray that God will use this time to show Eric how precious he is in God's eyes!
Thanks for your prayers for both of these kids! I appreciate them so much! You guys ROCK!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
One more very urgent prayer request: Steve's nephew Eric OD'd the other night on drugs. He is still alive and in ICU at an area hospital. His step dad (Steve's brother) says the next 72 hours are critical! I am so praying that God will allow him to live so he will come to know how much his savior loves him! Please pray for healing and for his family. If there is anyone out there that has a child or relative on drugs you so know what this family is enduring.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
THE DAY IS HERE!
IT HAS COME!
Tell me - Do you see what I see?
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
So thank you so much for the year of fun, growth in the Lord and new relationships! I have met and got to know better some pretty amazing ladies!!!!
God Bless you all, and I'll leave you with the blessing I often bless my kids with!
May the Lord bless you and keep you
May he make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you!
May he turn his face toward you and
give you peace!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here is the new look with her ribbon! Then after the competition we were off to see High School Musical 3!
We had a very fun girls day out, and boy was DAD surprised to see his little Peanut when we got home!
I think she looks AWESOME! Don't you?!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Grace by Laura Story
My heart is so proud. My mind is so unfocused.
I see the things You do through me as great things I have done.
And now You gently break me, then lovingly You take me and hold me as my
Father and mold me as my maker.
I ask you: "How many times will you pick me up, when I keep on letting you down? And each time I fall short of Your glory, how far will forgiveness abound?"
And You answer: "My child, I love you. And as long as you're seeking my face, You'll walk in the power of my daily sufficient grace."
At times I may grow weak and feel a bit discouraged, knowing that someone, somewhere could do a better job. For who am I to serve You? I know I don't deserve you. And that's the part that burns in my heart and keeps me hanging on.
You are so patient with me Lord.
As I walk with You, I'm learning what your grace really means. The price that I could never pay was paid at Calvary. So, instead of trying to repay you, I'm learning to simply obey You by giving up my life to you for all that You've given to me.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
1 Praise the LORD.
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
6 He set them in place for ever and ever;
7 Praise the LORD from the earth,
9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and maidens,
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
14 He has raised up for his people a horn,