Places to Go

As promised, here is the lovely Prasilla reflecting on her college days.  Congratulations Prasilla!  Oh, the places God has in store for you!

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

The first time I heard Taylor Swift’s song Know You Better, I thought of my children.  From the time we found out we were expecting, we began wondering what they would be like – what they would look like, what their personalities would be like.  Time passes too quickly.  I want to freeze moments.  In the middle of our busy lives, I find myself in a panic sometimes wondering if I’ve taken enough time to really know my children.  Sometimes when I’m watching them, without them even knowing I am, I think, “I just want to know you better”.  I want to know every little thought that’s running through their minds.  I want to know every little thing that happened to them during the day when we were apart.  I wonder if our heavenly Father thinks the same about us?  I guess He already knows everything about us, but this life on earth is a continuous journey for us to know Him better.  Every time we open our bibles and read His word, we are getting to know a little more about Him.  It feels good to nurture that relationship and know Him better and better.  I hope you are taking your opportunity in life to get to know Him better.  Have a blessed week. 

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

-2 Peter 3:18

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Tangled in Love

This weekend we had a blast celebrating our youngest daughter’s birthday with a Rapunzel inspired bash!  Cora loves Rapunzel.  She knows every song from the movie Tangled (and so do I…she wants to play it every time we get in the car.)  I can’t believe how quickly 4 years have come and gone.  I want to preserve each moment with her like a treasure in a museum.  She’s so bashful, yet those big, sparkly eyes speak many words right to my heart.  I know this was her birthday, but she is MY gift.  Thank you to all our family and friends who got “tangled” in fun with us this weekend.

(Should I say we’ve prepped for this party for a very long time?  Cora’s never had her hair cut.)  We set the mood by turning Cora into “the lost princess”.

Big sis got into character too!

We finished the evening by releasing floating lanterns into the night sky…just like Rapunzel’s parents!

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

I held off on posting my weekly picture & scripture until today, so I could share a very special verse.  It’s “Cora’s verse” and today is her birthday.  Such a special miracle and blessing she is to us!  Just as God surprised Sarah with the news that she would bear a child, God surprised us with Cora, and we feel so undeserving to have her.  But, she has brought such joy to our lives.

Happy birthday my precious angel!  Hope you have a blessed life.

“Is any thing too hard for the Lord?”

-Genesis 18:14

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Weekly Picture & Scripture

This weekend was all about patience.  As I’m reflecting now, I mean just every lesson in life this weekend was about patience.  God must be trying to tell me or teach me something.  I had this bright idea to take Christmas pictures this weekend.  I mean, you would think October would be a good time for Christmas pictures, but no, we had to have 90 degree weather this weekend.  My kids were patient though.  I had already warned them that it was hot, and mommy was very sorry she was making them wear winter outfits.  But they did good for pictures.  I’m not sure if it’s that they are so used to me posing them and putting them up to crazy tasks just for a snapshot or if it was that I bribed them with a nice surprise if they did well.  We had to take them at the hottest part of the day too.  Between a football game and birthday party, the only time we could get Santa here was early afternoon.  Poor Santa – he was very patient too.  I apologized numerous times for having him come out in that big red suit and melt in the hot sun.  I know he couldn’t wait to get back to the North Pole.  Our Sunday School lesson was on patience too.  I needed that.  And here I am a day late making my weekly picture & scripture post.  But Lord, I think I’m getting it.  Life goes on.  Let’s enjoy the ride.

Here’s one of my mom’s favorite scriptures.  Guess what it deals with…you got it.  Patience.  Have a blessed week. 

“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”

-Ephesians 4:2

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