Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Poopy Diaper"

Romans: For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

I read this story from another blogger and couldn't resist sharing it with all of you mothers. Its a great analogy, hope you enjoy!

We arrived in one piece, car in working order, and just in time. We sat and settled and just as the service was beginning my eldest said, "Mom! {insert name} stinks!!! He pooped. You need to change him." He really did stink....bad. But the service is early and has no willing pianist or organist, so it is spoken and quick so I decided to wait and hope baby boy wouldn't fuss in order to save myself the task and not miss the first half of it. Well, that smell just got hotter and more horrible as time passed. I smelled it all the way through confession, I smelled it all the way through the sermon, and then smelled it all the way through the Words of Institution. It was at that moment that the appropriateness of the smell hit me.

"Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?"

Filthy wretched sinner that I am.

"Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin."

So in all our stinky poopiness we approached the Table of our Lord and as if to drive the point home the smell vanished the whole time I was standing there. And I drank deeply of our Lord. And turning refreshed, I went to change the poop where I was reminded that I cannot possibly return to the Table too soon.

Come Soon Lord Jesus! :D

Friday, January 28, 2011

Maddie is 4 months old!

Here are the newest pictures of our sweet little Maddie. She is learning to roll over now and has just started laughing and smiling. We are so blessed to have such a sweet baby. I enjoy watching her grow, every day is so special. God is showing me more and more that my children are my saving grace. If I didn't have my two girls what would I do all day? They definitely drive me to know Him. Im so thankful for them and the joy they bring to Jonathan and I!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Maui 2011

Here is a lil video I put together of some of the footage i took in Maui! We are so blessed, God truly gives us what we dont deserve. Emma loved the water and going to the beach with daddy. Maddie had her fun in the sand and water too.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Home from Vacation

Here are some quick snapshots from our vacation, It was a very fun trip! Its always great to be home though. I am working on a couple different videos so check back in a couple days. Hope you enjoy these photos

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eyes of Innocence

When I look at this picture of Madelyn so many thoughts run through my head. I look at her eyes and start to ask myself, How do I keep her this innocent, shunned from the word and so pure? I know that there is such a battle for our children these days, the world wants to capture their minds and heart with all its power. The answer to this is Jesus and the word of God. I know in myself I am not enough for her or Emma but through communion with people who are walking before the Lord, I can rest in knowing she will not be captured by this world and its evil and demonic story. The bible tells us very clearly how to raise our children, not that I am the perfect parent, not at all. Following the Word of the Lord and teaching our children as He is commanded is all that I can do, we have to give our children to the Lord, knowing at one point they have to have their own walk before Him. While they are little and live in our home I want to make things as black and white for them as possible, showing them a clear distinction between what is of God and what is of the devil. The promises of God are much greater than the death they could reap left to themself. I probably sound like a young zealous parent to some people, all I know is I HATE the death of this world and don’t want to see my girls swallowed up into it.

Proverbs 8:13

All who fear the LORD will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech.