Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sweetie pie


Chris had the two littles last night while I took the 4 oldest to soccer pics and practices.  Isn't she the cutest little girl??  :-)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My girl is 11 months old!

 Mabel Anne is 11 months old!  She started crawling at about 10 months and now she is all over the place and pulling herself up on everything.
Still pictures are almost impossible.  Especially when mommy is holding something that she wants to play with!  Notice the hair?  Very reminiscent of Joel.

Selfie with mom!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Last of this summer's sweet corn

 Enjoy the last of Grandpa's sweet corn!

 All Joel had was corn and milk for dinner.

Even Aaron had two cobs for dinner.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Psalter 150

From Psalm 55

O God, give Thou ear to my plea,
And hide not Thyself from my cry;
O hearken and answer Thou me, 
As restless and weary I sigh.

O that I had wings like a dove,
For then I would fly far away
And seek for the rest that I love,
Where trouble no more could dismay.

Nay, soul, call on God all the day;
The Lord for Thy help will appear;
At eve, morn, and noon humbly pray,
And He thy petition will hear.

Thy burden now cast on the Lord, 
And He shall thy weakness sustain;
The righteous who trust in His word
Unmoved shall forever remain.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Lord, I'm longing for Your ways

I've had a rough couple of days.  Our neighbor had a serious accident on Friday right in her yard and it has affected me profoundly.  I'm trying to understand why and I think it's because she is the first person in my life that I see almost daily who is facing death square in the face.  I've had grandparents, relatives, fellow church members pass away, but no one who I've had regular contact with.  It's really made me examine my spiritual and personal life and see where I'm lacking.  I just heard this song and the lyrics really spoke to my heart:
"Lord, restore the joy I had
I have wandered, bring me back
In this darkness, lead me through
Until all I see is You."
Third Day

All I want to see is You.  I have failed in so many ways, but I know this: God loves His wandering sheep and welcomes them back with open arms.  It's not too late now to seek forgiveness.  I pray that God uses this tragedy to help me to love others more and to seek closeness with Him.

"Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to You."
Psalm 51:11-13