Thursday, March 31, 2011

Random Email

Hannah and Justus were at my parents house for a couple of days and this is the kind of random email I get from my dad...

"Papa got stuck and Justus helped."

What a sweet son we have.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


SO, after I read the first 2 books from A Lineage of Grace I read Jason F Wright's new book The Seventeen Second Miracle.

I am a big fan of Jason F Wright and this did NOT disappoint. Loved it. I think I have read all but one of his and they are all great.

Easy to read. Short chapters for us busy moms. GREAT message. Good enough story that you don't want to put it down.

Loved it.
Recommend the book and any of Jason F Wright's books.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mommy's Firefighter Day

Oh My.
Thank you Mrs Shana for volunteering me for the "Who can get the firefighter gear on the quickest" contest. Love you to pieces for that!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Justus' Firefighter Day

He was not so sure at first but really ended up liking the whole thing. It was fun!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our Sunday Pictures

We traveled home this morning so for most of our Sunday we were in the car.

Here is right before nap.
Here is during nap.
AND here we are - finally at home going to worship tonight at the church building with our church family. We had a fun trip but it is wonderful to be home!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday's Sign

When you see the crosswalk sign you should think of

Micah 6:8

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I am way behind on telling you about my reads of the year so far...

I am so behind, actually, that I am not going to tell you everything in one post.

Last time I talked about books I was reading the A Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers. There are 5 short books in the series (about 100 pages each) and I read the first two and then took a break.

I think they are wonderful. Here is why: I am not a history buff. at. all.

It is my biggest weakness in the study of the Bible. I don't get the history around each lesson I learn so I am probably not getting the full impact of the lessons.

The series has 5 books in it. Each telling the story of a woman in the Bible that is in the lineage of Christ. Tamar. Rahab. Ruth. Bathsheba. Mary.

Francine Rivers is very very clear in the forward at the beginning of the book that these stories are historical fiction however the outline for each story comes from the Bible. She says "The ultimate authority on people of the Bible is the Bible itself. I encourage you to read it for greater understanding. And I pray that as you read the Bible you will become aware of the continuity, the consistency, and the confirmation of God's plan for the ages - a plan that includes you."

Anyway, reading the story in this way helps me to understand the times in which these people were living which in turn helps me to understand the impact of the lesson that is in the Bible and these wonderful ladies that are in the lineage of Christ.

I have read Tamar and Rahab.

Something in the story of Rahab struck me. Her Faith. God's people had been fed daily by God and had been led daily by God and some of them did not have the faith that Rahab did. Here is a quote from the book (NOT the Bible)

"Salmon had always thought it was Joshua's and Caleb's faith that had singled them out from all others among the chosen race, but a single evening in the company of a Jerichoan whore had made him realize that God could write His name upon the heart of anyone He chose - even a Canaanite prostitute! Out there in the darkness, across the Jordan inside the wall of a pagan city was a woman of contemptible reputation who'd never seen a miracle, tasted a bite of manna, or heard a single word of the Law. And yet her faith was strong enough that she had greeted, welcomed, and protected those who were coming to destroy her and her people. 'The Lord your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below," she had declared."

I intend to read the rest and will let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

REWIND! Valentine's Day!

... At School.

Don't you worry now...

Hannah's Valentine would never leave her high and dry at her school Valentine's Day party!



Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Sunday Pictures

Sunday pictures at home.Sunday pictures at Papa Joe and Nannah's house.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday's Sign

When you see the yield sign you should think of..

Joshua 24:23

"Now then," said Joshua, "throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

We Are Trying

Well, apparently he can go in the potty a lot easier wearing Mommy's sunglasses...


Who Knew?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011