Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Happy 15th Valentine's Day to my best friend, the one who wears chicken pepper jeans. Yeah, you. You know who you are. Here's to many more opportunities to belt it out during roadtrips, especially during Seattle rush hour. I love ya pal. Thanks for this life peppered with quirkiness, silly girls, and the everydays that never tire.
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Dear darling girl,
Our Pastor (aka Uncle Troy) , who also happens to be Reese's godfather, was able to dedicate her. He is the new pastor at Calvary Chapel Middleton. We were extremely blessed to have him pray over her.
First, daddy prays for Reese, beginning with, "Thank you Lord for my three little girls..."
Then Pastor Troy prays...
...while the girls peek. They look so tired. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the sleepover they had with Papa and Nanette at their hotel. Nah. Couldn't be. I'm sure.
And as if on cue, Reese gives a big--enthusiastic--smile.
Here Reese sits on daddy's lap, after the dedication. I may be going out on a limb here, but I'd say she looks...dedicated.
Family photo after church:
Happy Dedication Day, Reesie-girl!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Did you ever write Haikus in school? The proportions are as follows: The first line--5 syllables, the second--7 syllables, the third line--5 syllables.
I always loved the challenge that it presented.
How in the world is one to get their point across in only 17 syllables?
I'm a girl! Doesn't this Haiku know that I need, as does any woman for that matter, at least 57 syllables to do it justice? Why do I have to be put in a box? For pete's sake, I am starting to feel a bit smothered.
Even though I love haikus, I didn't write any for years. For some reason, since I only learned about them in my school-age years, I felt that they were proprietary to that time in my life. I simply wasn't allowed to write any Haikus, unless of course it was a project assigned by Mrs. Welde. Right? How funny this mind of mine works sometimes.
Now I write Haikus. Not all the time. Just every once in awhile on a crinkled napkin, or an old page torn out of the phone book. On the back of the junk mail envelope. They all get tossed, but there is something satisfying about finishing a haiku...it's the same feeling you get when you finish a sudoku puzzle or when you find Waldo and his skinny red and white striped shirt amidst a sea of other red and white striped cars, construction workers, and dog sweaters. It's a short challenge, one that still allows me to change diapers, finish the dishes, interact with my girls, teach school.
All in only 17 syllables.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
1 a : a device that produces a rattle; specifically : a case containing pellets used as a baby's toy b :the sound-producing organ on a rattlesnake's tail
2 a : a rapid succession of sharp clattering sound
3 : a hand-crafted gift of love from a father to his precious daughter
4 : a sweet token in which to inspire the mind to twirl and dance with enchantment, occasionally smacking the forehead in the process
Monday, February 1, 2010
Sometimes when someone has been hit by an extreme sickness or disease, especially with one that may be considered terminal, our faith levels may be severely shaken - possibly to their core! You have been just diagnosed with terminal cancer and the doctors have told you that you only have 6 more months to live.
Though you know God is all-powerful - your situation looks so hopeless, that you start doubting whether or not God can really deliver you out of such a dire, extreme and hopeless situation. You are so overwhelmed by the hopelessness of the situation - that you start forgetting how powerful God really is and that He does have the supernatural power to be able to fully heal you - no matter how grave the situation may appear to you in the natural.
These next three verses are telling us that nothing - I repeat nothing - is too impossible for God to be able to handle. Again, these verses should be burned into your memory banks so you can have them fully loaded up into your mind and spirit if you are ever faced with what appears to be insurmountable odds.
- "For with God nothing will be impossible." (Luke 1:37)
- But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." (Luke 18:27)
- "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us." (Ephesians 3:20)
The second verse is telling you that if you cannot get any kind of a healing from a doctor, then God Himself can come to your rescue and fully heal you - no matter how bad and hopeless the situation may appear to you in the natural.
Remember - God the Father has the full power and full ability to accomplish anything that He wants to. If He has the divine supernatural power to create our entire world in 6 days - then I don't think He will have any problems in being able to fully heal you with whatever may have just struck your body.