Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Daniel working on his first journal entry for the year.
Tera working on Grammar work.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sometimes I feel a little like Veruca Salt from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. You know her, the little girl who wants everything she sees and she wants it NOW! I know the Scripture: "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19. I've always applied that Scripture to my financial needs and God truly has always met my material needs and so much more. The Scripture reads ALL your needs. I started thinking about that- do I really trust God to provide ALL my needs? My emotional needs, spiritual growth, people to fellowship with through our house church, relationships, time, energy and the list goes on. I've got the money thing but there is so much more that I still struggle with. Just looking back at that Scripture something stood out to me...GOD will meet all your needs. It is in Him that everything I need can be found. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33. All the things I struggle with God will provide when I need them. I have to ask myself, do I just think I need these things or is God actually withholding them from me because He wants me to need Him more than anything else. I can't say I really know the answer, but I believe what the Bible says. It says He will meet my needs. All I know is I want to keep trusting so I don't end up like Veruca Salt. I definitely don't want to be a "bad egg" due to my own impatience. It feels so freeing to be able to let go and know God is still in control. He knows what I need so much more clearly than I do.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Some of our peppers and Roma tomatoes that are starting to come in.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Our bathroom floor has been sinking in since before we moved in. We had to have it replace before it got so bad we fell through. This meant we were going to be without a bathroom for the entire day maybe two. I used this as an excuse for a mini-vacation here in town. We stayed at the Comfort Inn and Suites that had an indoor pool. The kids spent a lot of time doing this....
Michael did enjoy the pool as long as you were holding him so that meant no good pictures of him.
Let's just say since we haven't had cable or commercial TV since the kids were born, going to hotel they spend a lot of time watching PBS Kids and Disney Channel. It always confirms to us why we don't have cable TV. When your kids have to leave the room just so you can surf to find something decent for them to watch, that's not something we want in our home. Although I have to admit, it is very tempting...I love the HGTV, old movies and stuff like that. But it's better for me since I'd spend more time watching than anything else.
We had a pretty good weekend. I'll post pictures after we get our bathroom painted.
I'm apologizing once again for the quality of pictures, hopefully I'm going to go get a new one soon that we'll take outdoor pictures.