Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Favorites

I'm going to try and do random favorites going on in the house each Friday. Keep me accountable if I forget, ok?

1. Favorite phrase: she uses this for almost anything, "when I was three..."
2. Favorite food: cheese pizza
3. Favorite toy: her doll Maddie - who is currently sick and throwing up all over Leah's room, nice!
4: Favorite animal: the pig - she wants to redo her room into a pig room

1. Favorite word: Leah which often sounds like, Eeah
2. Favorite food: yogurt and blueberries
3. Favorite toy: whatever her big sister has
4. Favorite book: There are two right now. Where is Baby's Pumpkin? (you don't want to know how many times this gets read each day) and Pat the Bunny

Friday, September 19, 2008

Completely Loved by Our Redeemer

During my quiet time today I read this little tidbit and thought you (whoever you are) may enjoy or need. It definitely spoke to my soul this morning.

from Completely Loved by Shannon Ethridge (page 19)
Ephesians 2:10 reminds us that "we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (NIV). So by all means, devote as much time and service to God as possible. But don't underestimate the power you hold to accomplish the Lord's work by being the best, most well-rounded person you can be. Don't feel guilty about the time you invest in the routine things to simply keep life working for you and those you care for. Trust that God is not only the Redeemer of your soul, but also the Redeemer of your time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Let there be light!

We have power!! Yes! After 2 1/2 days of no power we are back in touch with the world. Although I think I may miss part of our "pioneer days." Thankfully our neighbor let us plug the fridge into his generator so we didn't lose anything there and we had hot water. But the peace and quiet that came at night was so refreshing. No TV, no phones, no lights (minus the flashlights), no laundry to do (ok I could have washed by hand - dishes too), no cooking, no vacuuming (thankfully the little dust buster still worked), a gaggle of girls in the house and outside (there were eight of them at one point).

But today it's back to regularly scheduled programming...dishes, laundry, email, work, etc. But maybe at night I can regain some of the solitude and peace that came with no distractions and no power.

And Lord I thank you for the peace and quiet that came with the power loss and I thank you that we lost nothing but gained a tremendous amount. Please be with those that are still without power.