Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Update on my life...

This blog hasn't been very "newsy" lately. Thus I shall try to make up for it.                                                                                                                                                                                                     A few weeks ago our church had Vacation Bible School. My sis. Dorcas taught the youngest class & Mom helped the first few nights but then was down with her back so I had to help, we had 15-17 children each night & their favorite part of the evening was snack (we would make popcorn, dump it out on a sheet and they would sit around & eat it while listening to a story) we had popcorn 3 times & I think they were getting tired of it, the last might they said; are we having popcorn AGAIN? We didn't.  

 Here are pics. of them all, sorry there aren't any where you can plainly see all the children.

    By the way, this night we were having ice cream bars & chips:)

  This is Taylor, she was so happily helping me pick up the crayons.

This past Sunday some of our friends were here for the day, it was short but it was so good to see them again!                  
            L-R- Kathryn, Anna, Rhoda, me, Naomi, & Dorcas.
                                                                                                                                                                   This coming Friday I leave to go spend a week with my sister, I am very much looking forward to it & will try to update at least once while I'm out there (we'll see if it happens:)                 

                         Hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day/week!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Of Frogs and Cream

The following is from the book Hell's Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort -

    Kick with All Your Heart  -
Two frogs  jumped into a bowl of cream and got stuck. One said to himself, "How did I ever get into this bowl of cream? I just can't seem to get out, so I might as well sink back down and drown. Besides, there are plenty of worse ways for a frog to die- I could be torn to pieces by a cat! Yes, that's what I'll do-- I'll just sink down in this cream and drown."   The second frog said to himself,  "No way will I croak in a bowl of cream! I refuse to die easily-- I'm going to fight this with all my strength! If I do go down, I'm going down with flags flying!"    He began to kick, splash, and flap his little flippers. He would not give up! Every ounce of energy was put into kicking against that cream until a strange thing happened. That cream thickened because of his constant kicking until finally it turned to butter, and he leaped out of it!       The first frog died of an inferiority complex. The second frog was in the same bowl of cream, but his attitude was different. As you begin to kick out that particular "cream," whatever it may be, by God's grace, that weakness will eventually be conquered, and you will leap out of it with great rejoicing. Remember, the attitude you have about your particular problem will determine your victory. Do you really want to be free? Do you really want to be used of God? If so, begin kicking with all your heart.
 The other day I  found this & I really liked it. This particular story is somewhat far fetched but it has a really good point. Do I always just give in to temptations or do I kick against it with all my heart really wanting to break free?  Kick with all your heart against the snares of the devil.

When a Christian is fighting against the devil, he will always have God on his side fighting with him.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fun times with cousins...

This week some of my wonderful cousins came for a few days, with it came great conversation. :) They gave a concert  Tuesday night & were with us Wednesday & some of Thursday, here are some pictures.
                                                    "Glory to His name!"

                      Denver, Taylor, Liz, & Hudson singing "Go-Go"

On Wednesday Mom & Aunt Becky took some of the younger children swimming while us girls went to thrift stores, (our style of shopping, esp. when one of them is having a 10 cent sale!) went to a coffee shop & walked right past a little fudge shop without going in because none of us were hungry, it's probably a good thing too!
                                                    The '10 cent' store...

                          An antique store with all kinds of hats.

                                    And yes, coffee drinks & sundae's.

                                     Chelsy enjoying her ice cream. :)

                                     All of us together...  love you all!