"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday~

We are happy to introduce you to the newest member of the family..

Estimated to Arrive March 15, 2009

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

Friday, August 08, 2008

Psalm 133:1~

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1~


Here are our 7 eldest children practicing their Tae Kwon Doe together (You can hear the Peanut Gallery~ aka the younger 4 watching in the background)

I love watching them practice together and I love how they encourage one another.

Recently they participated in a fund raiser and they banded together in hopes of winning the grand prize (a Wii) to give to some people they love dearly. They truly were a force to be reckoned with! It was such a blessing to see them working so selflessly and so passionately for those they love.

It gives me a glimpse of the future God has planned for them. He has blessed our family with children with diverse strengths and weaknesses. It is my hope and prayer that He will use them all in a mighty way for His Glory.

Of course, there are moments of struggle and personality clashes. I remember when our oldest son was 3 and our daughter was 2 as we were leaving the library, our son looked at me in pure frustration and said, "Mama, she (little sister) is walking on my shadow." Oh, how I laughed at that. It was an early lesson in learning that as a family we must always be striving to live in harmony and to die to one's self. A lesson we need to learn as parents too.

I am so blessed to be the Mama to these awesome children. They bless me every day with their love for one another. I am so thankful for their gifts and talents and hearts.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

1Thessalonians 4:13~

Steven Curtis Chapman and his family were on GMA this morning speaking about their daughter Maria.

Praise Jesus for the hope we have in Him! Maria is whole.

And Praise God for an earthly Father who so reflects our Heavenly Father's love even in his hour of grief..... "Will Franklin your father loves you!"

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1Thessaloniana 4:13~

Thanks Chris for catching my mix up! I love Philippians 4:13, it must be on my brain!