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

Monday, December 28, 2009

When Cousins Meet~

A little shy at first.  "Hey you and me.. I hear we are cousins.."

Such a shy demure flower our Sweet Pea is..

I think they bonded.  It took all of 30 seconds.  If we adults could learn to love like that.  No pretenses.. no expectations... just loving each other for who we are in the right here and now.

I learn so much from our children.

The story on how they came to be cousins here (for those who don't know..)

Our mouths were filled with laughter,
       our tongues with songs of joy.
       Then it was said among the nations,
       "The LORD has done great things for them."

                 Psalm 126:2~

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Awed by His Holiness!

Wonderful, Glorious, Holy and Righteous, Victorious, Conqueror, Triumphant and Mighty, Healer, Deliver, Shield and Defense, Strong Tower and My Best Friend, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Soon Coming King, Alpha, Omega, Lord of Everything

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Luke 1:49~

For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. Luke 1:49~

 God blessed us with an amazing time with our family.  Words can't even begin to describe the love God has shown us.  He has truly been so good to us.

   My Cousin's new Little Ones are more precious than words can say.  They love their Mommy and Daddy so much and are so very happy.  They literally glow with happiness and bounce with joy.  All of our children have had a special love with their cousins and these two precious ones are the same.  

We had a wonderful visit filled with love and laughter.  Thank you to "The Cousins"  who opened their homes and their hearts to us.  Our time together is one we will never forget. 

God has truly done an amazing work.  To Him be the Glory!

Our Family is a circle of strength and love.
With every birth and every union the circle grows.
Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced
together makes the circle stronger.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Can you guess what was buy one get one free when I went to the store???...JUNK cereal!!

I think I heard one of the Oatmeal Boxes mutter "Well, there goes the neighborhood!"  as he met Mr. Cookie Crisp and Mrs. Cinnamon Toast Crunch..

In my defense, I have one child who begs me every time he sees this cookie cereal to buy it.  I always refuse along with a lecture on the horrors of a cereal made from cookies.  However, when I went to the store and saw this amazing deal I couldn't help but buy it this *one* time.  I even wrapped it in Christmas paper and gave it to the children as a surprise.  They were so excited!!  They are so easy to please.

In other news we are headed out ..Yes!  Steppin Heavenward is bound for Streams of Joy!~!!

We are beside ourselves with excitement.  It will be our first time together since our Cousins' Ghanaian Children have come home.  Words can't even express how blessed we are with wonderful, wonderful family.

I pray you all will have a blessed week!  

John 3:16-17 ~

Decorating cookies-Singing Praises to the Lord-Creating Gifts for those we Love-Stockings Hung EVERYWHERE..

This is a wonderful Season.
As blessed as we are to decorate, bake, gift, and carol the greatest joy of Christmas is knowing that Jesus Christ left His throne in Glory to come to earth as a helpless Babe so that we may be saved from our sins.

He walked among us so that we may know Him.  There is joy and peace and hope that is found only in Jesus ..it is more precious than the finest gift under the tree.  The most wonderful gift was given to us on that first Christmas Day.  It's beauty is overwhelming and humbling.

May the joy of Christ fill you this season!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  John 3:16-17~