Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sufficiency of Scripture

So, I am going to try to start a new "series" for lack of a better word...the Sufficiency of Scripture...for Sundays...a small (or not so small) portion of God's word to meditate upon. For today, I am going to post one of my FAVORITE portions...because the Word is living and favorites change with the ways God is speaking to me...but this remains one of my all time favorites! Enjoy!

Philippians 1:3-11

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

I have you in my heart!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


May 23rd means one thing in our house...

(evidently, it means the same thing for MANY of my facebook friends as well...Happy birthday Y'all)
So, in honor of the birthday boy, I thought I would post 17 things that make him a joy and a blessing....these are just the first things I thought of...if I were to do this next month, I am sure it would be a DIFFERENT list!!!!

1. He trusts in Christ as his Saviour
2. He is seeking the Lord's direction in his life
3. His smile/dimples are ADORABLE!
4. He is very generous!!!
5. He is teachable
6. He is very outgoing
7. He has started cooking!!!!! HUGE blessing!
8. He is a computer techy guy...very helpful for this computer dork!!!
9. He finds all the deals for the things we need to get...great at researching!
10. He has a cool fashion sense that is all his own!
11. He is trustworthy
12. He is friendly
13. He has an expressive face that I find is irresistible!
14. He is helpful
15. He is funny
16. He is approachable
17. He is patient

And, in honor of this boy, who doesn't prefer cake...the recipe for the Scotcheroos we made for him...comes out of our OLD church cookbook


1 c. corn syrup
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter
6 cups rice krispies
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips

Bring Corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Add peanut butter, stirring til smooth. Stir in Rice Krispies. Press into a 9 x 13 pan.
Carefully Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips. Pour over the tops of the rice krispie mix. Cut into squares.
* note...if you let the corn syrup mixture boil too long, you will NOT be able to eat these...we learned that through a soccer snack mishap!
Also, if you chill these, you will have a hard time eating them...we learned this lesson last night...
Enjoy! This is one of our FAVORITE treats!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's been a while....

As blogging does take a back seat to life, you can see I haven't been writing here for a bit...but as I do want to remember the Days of our Lives, so to speak, I do want to be sure and check in from time to time and record the things that often get forgotten as we race through life...
It feels like SO MUCH and yet NOTHING has been going on...ever have those days? So just a few tidbits from that past month or so...
Birthdays- Well our bookends are a bit older...DD turned whole hand...and Our techy guy will be 17 TOMORROW...I just do not know how time can go so fast and slow all at the same words to the wise...cherish every minute...Time flies when measured by growing babies. DD had a great was very LATE, but a great day...and as for our techy guy...well we have yet to see...
BSF- Recently finished the year of BSF with sharing day and a group fellowship...bittersweet. My favorite verse right now is Isaiah 49:15-16...This was an amazing study in a book that is INCREDIBLY relevant in our world today and I am very glad that I was in this was "for such a time as this."
Schooling- School is looking a little different here as we seek the Lord and try to determine some things...Seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness (Not to mention His wisdom)...we could use some prayer support here...
ADOPTION- Well a friend of mine has been working on bringing a precious boy home and she is in the last part of this...waiting for the travel dates and trying to get the last bit of funds to be able to make the trip...God has moved in a mighty way for their family and I believe He will bring them exactly what they's less than pennies to Him! I know this family would appreciate your prayers on their behalf...
The principessa learned how to cross stitch and is in the process of making a book mark. Her enthusiasm has inspired me to pick up needle and thread project in the works yet, but I got our the supplies. I love the thought of being able to sit and do this with her.
Techy Guy had AN excellent Dr. appt last week...He is doing really well and we are SO thankful We would love for God to heal him and continue to ask for that, but today, I am thankful for what we have. I am also thankful and most willing to develop a new interest in him...he has really been enjoying cooking. He definitely takes after his father in this area! The mediator like to bake, so between them we have some good food! His brothers all think he should open a restaurant and call it Lou's...they keep saying...everyone wants to go to a restaurant called Lou' really is funny to me...I love how the children interact with each other...well, most of the time. I am not sure if he has any tendencies towards restaurant work though...right now he is gobbling up books. It is interesting to see the paths, talents, interests that God puts in your children and to watch what God shapes them into.
Super Jock has been doing a wonderful job on his is exciting to see his enthusiasm when he knows he has done well..he has also been playing some guitar...not my style, but he has been learning... he would like to have a band...and really..what boy doesn't (well I am sure there are those who don't, but many do...) I may need a supply of earplugs!
As for me, I feel like God has stripped off some things that were not lovely and as I keep walking on, I find myself coming to the end of me...we might be very far from the actual END of me, but it feels like I cannot walk in my own is a strange combination of feelings...humbling and freeing, ugly and beautiful, etc...and while this particular walk is not easy or fun...I want what is at the other end...what is that? I have no idea....might be a deeper faith or something in my character developed to be more like Christ's...could be so many things...and as a good friend says, "This is so big, God has to be in it." He has a purpose for it in my life...I want to learn this lesson WELL, I want to have whatever He wants for me in it and I want to be able to bring glory and honor unto Him every time I say...this is what God did. Any of you struggling through something difficult...let me encourage you with these words...He leads us into loss so He can enrich us with lasting gain...
Well, I have rambled for quite a bit now...time to go...
Blessings to you...God IS faithful,