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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

For the past month, we have been here and there and everywhere.

Andrew turned 3 years old on January 12th, but celebrated for weeks! He had visits from both sets of grandparents and really enjoyed all of the company. We took him bowling for the first time on the actual big day. He is such a big boy! Every time we go in Target now, he asks for a toy "for Andrew's Christmas present for my birthday!" He still loves to sing and dance. You haven't heard Swithfoot's "Stars" until you've heard Andrew sing it! On our way to church tonight, he composed a tune to his life verse right now, Ephesians 6:1, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." Micah and I were laughing encouragingly as his voice rose and fell, up and down, high and low ending with a grand ol' Southern Gospel whole note rit. (in other words, he held it out for a long time). It was masterful!

Elijah continues to grow and change. He is very vocal these days and is almost able to sit up on his own. Crawling will not come soon enough for him. His brother's toys are very tempting and he is sure they taste yummy!

Micah is well... getting prepared to dive into another semester of school. He will be preaching through the book of Genesis at church beginning this coming Sunday- which is no small undertaking. I just asked him how he is doing... and his reply, "Doing well". I hit the nail on the head with that perceptive observation:) We celebrated the night we met on January 15th- or at least we talked about it. 13 years! Wow! What a blessing he has been to me for such a long time.

I am attempting to get it together these days. I fell into the "stay at home and forget that there is a world outside" pit recently and am slowly making my way out. It is so easy, especially in the winter to stay snuggled up at home, and un-engage the world outside. I have started attending a bible study at a neighboring church and organized a play group that meets for the first time in my home tomorrow morning. I am thankful God has given me women in my community to meet with regularly and friends for Andrew and Elijah (Andrew can't wait for "the kids" to come and play in the morning). The answer to my problem, though, wasn't in reorganizing or adding to my schedule. I have been reminded (more like seriously convicted... like a big smack in the face) that nothing is mundane or ordinary when it is done to the glory of God. Whether I am in a Bible study or cleaning off Elijah's highchair for the 4th time during lunch, I can engage the best part of me- Christ in me, the hope of glory. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit am being made new and in the end, it is all to the glory of God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello girl,
I enjoyed reading your blog. We miss you all so much and I am very thankful for the invention of phones. You are a wonderful encouragement to me. keep on keeping on...for the Glory of God!!
Just a side note, I remember when we first July. I seem to always remember that in July. It was something I will never forget and a start of a wonderful friendship that God knew we exactly needed!!

Your Friend,
hint...I can be as corny as you :)