Just wanted to say how much I cherish my husband and appreciate all that he does for our family!! While not a perfect man, (but who is?) he strives to honor God in all that he does. I'm so proud of him. He spent the morning cutting grass and then repairing a leaky pipe in our house. Gotta love him!! I do!!
Today promises to be a busy but fun day. We are having our good friends Maddie and Kyle over for dinner. It is also the night that we trade babysitting with our other good friends. It's our turn to watch their children. It will be crazy chaos around 4:00 this afternoon. In between cooking, cleaning and yard work, our church is hosting an auction to benefit the children's home that we (the church) supports. To top it off, we had a leaky pipe in the ceiling that has proven to be stubborn. It just keeps leaking!! Hopefully it has come to its senses and will give us a break.
Well, I'm off to finish the final preparations for the meal! Have a fabulous weekend.
I listened to a sermon today on our local Christian radio station. It was convicting!! The preacher's main point of the lesson was that many Christians today follow Jesus...from a distance. We believe and say we have faith. We profess contentment in our lives. We read our bible... when we get around to it and we pray...when we have time. The verse that the preacher focused on was
Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house,
and Peter was following at a distance.
He then went on to make the analogy of a lion on the prowl in the jungles of Africa. The zebra that follows the herd from a distance is the one who will be caught and devoured by the lion.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to be devoured.
This pricked my heart. I have been out of the habit of prayer and bible study.
Father, please forgive me!
1 John 3:20
For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart and he knows everything.
I don't know about you, but I am sooooooooo ready for the summer. Chloe is very close to finishing school. We are a little behind, because of my father's death, but we have only a few things left to complete. I am eagerly anticipating sleeping later (till 7:30 instead of 7:00 am.) Hey, I'll take what I can get!! Swimming, movies, walks in the park and picnics sound pretty appealing.
I can't believe our first year of homeschooling is complete. Had you asked me 10 years ago if I would consider homeschooling, I would have looked at you like you were an alien. But I can honestly say that it has been a great blessing to our entire family.
After a busy week of being with family and friends, our family is attempting to learn how to adjust to the new normal! Our father is gone. My mother will slowly get back to "life". She cared for my Dad for so long while he was sick. Please pray for her! All of us will fondly remember him and all that he stood for. We grieve with hope! Life will go on, but he will never be forgotten.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.