Friday, July 25, 2008
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
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Today’s guest devotional is by Jon Walker –
Dear one, you were started as an idea in the mind of God! You exist because the God of the universe thought you up!
The God who spoke the world into existence, the God who hung the moon and the stars, the God who set the sun in the sky – this creative Creator thought about you, was pleased by his thoughts, and so he spoke you into your mother’s womb in the same way that he spoke the world into existence.
As my friend, Rick Warren, says in The Purpose Driven Life, you are not an accident. You were created by God at just the right time, in just the right place, with just the right way to serve God in “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14 NIV).
You are not a product of God’s assembly line. Rather, you’re a unique creation, like a priceless painting from a grand master: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT).
God carefully and lovingly selected your eyes, your hair color, your nose, your intellect, your personality. None of this is an accident, so, if you’ve been rejecting yourself, then you’ve been rejecting God’s design of you. It’s okay to talk to him about your frustrations, disappointments, or confusion.
Ask God to help you live as the person he designed you to be. Ask him to give you a clear and present vision of your purpose in life; then, ask him to be your strength and wisdom as you live it out.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Oh and another biggie for Ashlyn, she doesn't ask to watch cartoons or baby shows anymore, like Barney, Wiggles, Teletubbies, etc. Now she wants to watch - nah nah nah -tanna. That translates to what? Hannah Montana. he he he! She also asks to watch "Corey in the house". I love this girl.
Every year we drag our booties out to the fair in Faith that runs for a week the week of 4th of July. Of course we drag our kiddies kicking and screaming because they hate going....can't you tell?? ha ha!
Here is *wild man* and his sister *wild woman*
So here we are...keeping it safe.....
I'm too sexy for these rides
Mr. Cool himself...way too cool for mom to take his pictures at the fair, he he he!
Let's get ready to slide.....
COUSINS....ahhhh I am loving it that my kiddos are growing up with cousins to play with,
have sleepovers, go on hayrides, swimming, fishing, lunch at me-maws on Sunday after church
and of course they always
go to the fairs each year! My siblings and I also grew up with cousins our age and we
have some great memories spending lot's and lot's time making cherished memories as well!