Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Life is but a Weaving

My husband shared this poem in a sermon he preached on Sunday.

My life is but a weaving between the lord and me
I cannot choose the colors he worketh steadily
Oft times he weaveth sorrow
And I in foolish pride
Forget he sees the upper
And I the underside

Not till the loom is silent and the shuttle cease to fly
Shall God unrole the canvas and explain the reason why
The dark threads are as needful in the weaver’s skillful hands
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned

We just finished up a seven part series on the Life of Joesph. It has been outstanding and such a great reminder that God's sovereignty is ALWAYS working for the good of his people. He is always in control, always good, and always wise. Joesph sat in prison for TWENTY years waiting for God to move. Abandoned and betrayed by his brothers. Betrayed by Potipher's wife, forgotten by the chief baker. He sat and sat. And when the day came and prison was a thing of the past he stood face to face with his brothers, the ones who betrayed him and left him to die, he was eager to offer forgiveness. What an amazing story of repentance and forgiveness. Through it all Joesph trusted and clung to God's sovereignty. Oh I pray in times of waiting I will be found faithful.

Genesis 50:19
"But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good."

Here's the link to the sermons on Joesph.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Father's Day Trip

After church on Sunday, Father's Day, we loaded up the car and kids and got away for a few nights in Cornville AZ. Where the heck is Cornville you ask? I did the same thing back in May when Chris took us up for a night for the first time. It's about 20 minutes from Sedona, Cottonwood and the ever so cool mining town Jerome. In Cornville, is this incredible retreat center. Their are mini hotel like rooms and one staff house. When the staff house is not in use the owner will rent it out to Pastor's and their families for a very reasonable rate.

So off we went! It's been a VERY busy spring and summer. Hence my lack of blog posts. The short time away was refreshing for my own soul and our family. We had a such a great time together.

Trevor has taken more to reading as of late. His favorite book is Danny the Dinosaur. He took his book out a number of times and went off to read. It was especially sweet when he went off with Daddy to read his book as Daddy read the word. Love this kid.
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Chris' parents and his brother's family were coincidentally staying in Sedona for the week. We took a day and hung out with them in their Condo area.

Cousin Luke LOVES Alexie

Daddy, Papa & Trev played many rounds of croquet. Trev was actually quite good! Maybe another golfer will emerge in our family?

The cousins took some time exploring the creek. The same creek area that Chris and his brothers went off and explored as kids. Then the boys got in trouble cause the wondered away from Dad/Uncle Chris... ah good times :)

Little Lexie is growing up. She loves her tongue and her daddy.

And sometimes she is just so serious...
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But she has great hair :)

Finally, the kids favorite thing at this retreat center... Winston the horse. Ok his real name Jolla, but the kids named him Winston. I like Winston better personally. The owner said the kids could feed him carrots. So they did. often.

Well, this trip away was just a foretaste for our extended trip that we are gearing up for. TWO WEEKS IN CA! Oh I can hardly wait...d

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Happy 11

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better. It did. And it does. I am so unbelievably grateful for my husband. He has far surpassed any dream I had for what I thought marriage would be.

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We laugh. We cry. Ok I cry and he listens.
We compete at games. He always wins. I let him. After 11 years I've found it's best.
We disagree. We have conflict. We talk. Talk some more. Pray.
Reconcile. Make up. I like that part.
We work hard. HE works hard. Hard late into the night and days serving the Lord and His church.
Then we rest. Sweet, blessed rest. And we recount God's goodness to us.
Four amazingly beautiful children.
For today, we are alive and healthy.
We are best friends.
We are married.
Thank you God.

Happy 11 years baby.