Monday, August 31, 2009

Learning to Share Again

Our new grandbaby was born on August 29th, at night after Calli had two long days of labor. That was hard for us to endure! I think Calli did the best of everyone! She is such a sweet lady!

Their little family will be coming home today!

Here are pictures of Reese Ann taken shortly after birth. She is so sweet and I we all love to hold her, so we have to learn to share again!

Welcome to our world "little peanut butter cup."

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Life Comes!

Klint's first birthday! LOL! He was not always so clean was he! ? ha!

New life happens and the wonder of new birth is coming to our family really soon. We are so happy for Calli and Klint as they anticipate their first born. She has begun the process of birthing today, on Reese Ann's due date.

New life is awesome and only comes from God. Not only new life physically but new life spiritually! Both are miracles that happen over and over!

"For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me." Job 19:25,26,27

Keep checking back for pictures of our newest grandBABE, Reese Ann. She should be here before too long, hopefully. Pray for Calli!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's A Small World

Talk It Over With God
You're worried and troubled about everything,
Wondering and fearing what tomorrow will bring.
You long to tell someone, for you feel so alone,
But your friends are all burdened with cares of their own.
There is only one place and only one Friend
Who is never too busy, and you can always depend
On Him to be waiting, with arms open wide,
To hear all the troubles you came to confide.
For the heavenly Father will always be there
When you seek Him and find Him at the altar of prayer.
Helen Steiner Rice
(From the book: "God's Promises from A to Z")

There seems to be a lot of things to think about lately, not only within my circle of family and friends but for our country and the world. I believe that being so inter-net-connected has contributed to the seemingly smallness of our world.

We always have to keep the time we set aside to spend it with God or else we can be overwhelmed. God is always the same, never has changed and He never will! And He walks before us, guiding us. I want to follow Him, not someone else, I hope you do too.

"In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; God has made the one as well as the other, so that many may not find out anything that will be after him." Ecclesiastes 7:14

Monday, August 24, 2009

Where Are You Setting Your Gaze?

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

Whatever I set my eyes on influences me. When I continue to keep focused there, it changes me. It is important that I always stay aware of what or whom I am allowing my mind and my focus to be influenced by.

I love that we have God's word so readily available in the USA and I pray that this freedom continues to be allowed to us. It is such a treasure to have the written Word of God. I can't even imagine my life without it's influence.

I pray that you have a great day today. Read the Bible, it's influence is eternal.

Here is a good read on the miracle of the Bible. It is testimony of the heart of God to have kept the Bible going for thousands of years so I can read it today! It's a short book so get your beverage of choice! The Miracle of the Bible

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Cradle

It's getting close to Calli's due date and she's ready for baby to be coming along anytime soon! We stopped at the Yamaha shop today on the 4-wheeler ride home to look at the Rhino's (dream). The owner mentioned that her birthday could possibly be in September since her due date is so close to the end of the month (28th). I never thought of that! I'm always thinking her baby will be early or right on time. If Reese Ann waits for September that will add to our already fully loaded month of birthdays in our family! What ever day she comes it will forever become a special day in our family!

Doug built this cradle and I think it turned out so beautiful. He knows where the flaws are and thinks he can do a better job --- next time! We all think it's great already!

Good job Doug! I love it and so does Klint and Calli!