Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Program

Abby had her Thanksgiving program this past Friday and it was simply adorable. They learned 9 songs and 2 poems, pretty impressive for Kindergarten. Abby has been practicing for weeks, I am all for being patriotic but if I had to hear her and her friends scream all the verses of "This Land is Your Land" one more time I might of had a nervous breakdown. All kidding aside I can say she has a true understanding of how Thanksgiving originated and why it is so important to be thankful for all that our Creator has given us. Here are a few pictures and a little video for those of you who couldn't be there in person. May everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving and no matter the stuggles of the year I hope that all find time to thank our Lord Jesus Christ for the blessings they have recieved. Thank you for my family, our health, great friends and being ever present in our lives.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Slow Fade

I added the song "Slow Fade" by Casting Crowns to my playlist last night. This song summarizes alot of my thoughts this past week. I found out a week ago that a high school classmate of mine committed suicide. Tom left behind a wife and a two year old son. The line of the song that says " daddy's never crumble in a day" made me wonder about his slow fade. Was it subtle, how long had it been going on, could it have been stopped? I have a heavy heart tonight knowing that his family will lay him to rest tommorrow. I pray for his family to be comforted, I pray that their faith in God is strengthened rather than defeated. Lord please protect his son and help him know that you always provide a way out no matter what the problem. Thankyou Lord for the blessing of my family and help me to recognize the slow fades that could be happening around me.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bible covers

Last week Abby got a hot pink bible cover for her bible at church. When she started the older class they gave her a bible and then said they would get her a bible cover soon. So when she came out of Sunday School last week she had a big smile on her face as she told me she got her bible cover. She said look, it has a fish on it and that means JESUS. She then told me that she could choose from a purple bible cover with princesses or a pink one with the little fish on it. She said "I picked the one with the fish because it means Jesus". I was so proud of her, it is these little moments when you get to see a glimpse of Jesus Christ in your child. You cultivate the seed you've planted, it has a slow and sometimes rocky start but then you see the little buds forming, a little bit of evidence that the seed has taken root. Yippee!! Thankyou God for your presence in my life, thank you for the help you provide in guiding my little ones towards you. Help me to focas more on these wonderful glimpses of you then on their disobedience. Help me to seek out and encourage them each time they demonstrate your likeness. Thank you that we are all works in progress, guided by our loving and forgiving father.