Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Photo Fun!

Last week we had our photographer and friend Michelle over for dinner and she gave us the cd of our
1-year photo shoot. I wanted to share just a few more of my favorites with you here. He is still growing so much and is already trying to eat his mom out of house and home!

God bless you all my friends!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This morning, as I was beginning my morning devotions in prayer and asking the Holy Spirit to guide my way through this day, I had the image of footprints. I love the very popular ‘Footprints’ poem that I know you must all be familiar with. However, this particular image of footprints did not bring me to the poem and its’ well known meaning. It is true that Jesus is most definitely helping to carry me through this dark and difficult time in my life, which would mean that often there would be just one set of footprints in my line of vision. Today, as I prayed, I could see myself taking each careful step through the day, purposefully seeking to match the footprints laid out before me. At times these steps are easy to take, my feet just naturally fall into the prints while, at other times, I must stop and catch myself from falling out of step. During the pause, I am able to seek counsel and direction, before mindlessly trudging ahead into uncharted territory. At other times I get so caught up in the journey I don’t stop to take these necessary pauses, which results in my day landing far off course. At least, far from the course that God has planned for me. I praise Him and thank Him for His mercy and grace, as He waits expectantly for me to, once again, look toward Him to guide my steps. More often than not lately, my steps would not make my old marching band proud, let alone my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In recent days I have found myself stuck in the muddled footprints of fear and anxiety, only to blindly leap into a huge puddle of mistrust and disobedience. It’s true I am quick to confess these sins as I cry out to God, but just as quick to fall back into them. As I once again confessed my fears and anxieties to God today, He led me to this passage from 1 John 1: 5-6:
“This is the message we have from him and declare to you, God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But it we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
What a glorious way to begin my day, with this reminder that there truly is no darkness with God. He goes before me, lighting my way, patiently waiting for me to invite Him into my day. When I do so, I deny myself and my own selfish, destructive path, and follow in His perfect, blameless footprints.
God bless you all my friends!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh Where Oh Where Has My Baby Gone!

Benjamin had a big day yesterday...his first haircut! He did remarkably well, considering he still isn't feeling the greatest. We are heading back into the doctor today and I will be quite surprised if he does not have an ear infection. I took him to a place that specializes in children, which was just great! They even gave me a few locks of his hair for a keepsake. Here are a few pictures from our big day.

 Before the cut....bye bye fine baby locks!
 He's thinking "this isn't so bad mom!"
Wasn't too crazy about this part!

God's blessings to you all!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A belated Happy 4th!

This greeting arrives a bit late...but here's hoping yours was great!

Happy Independence Day from our house to yours!

Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burndened again by a yoke of slavery.