Monday, April 30, 2007

Come Thou Fount

I LOVE this song! We were talking about it in bible study today and I just had to put in on here! Notice where it hits me the most?

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger
,Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord,I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Eye" max

The Minnesota Zoo, or "Joo" as Libs called it. Yep, we went today thanks to the Museum passes from the library or it surely would've cost us 50 smackers to get in the place. A beautiful day to spend with the kids and the animals! God is truly amazing! Some of the creatures out there are just bizarre!!!! Anyway, this post is not really about the zoo but the Imax. We went to see the Lion show in 3d. Cool. I don't remember the last time I had to put on those giant Big Bird glasses. We got into the theatre after we got our popcorn and soda and prepared to watch the show. All the kids had their glasses on (which were bigger than their heads) when the countdown began. They were amazed at the way the animals and everything else was poppin out before their eyes but kept having to push their glasses back up cuz they were so gigantic. They were doing the wave your hand in front of you and try to grab the lion or bird-you know. My sister and I were making jokes like, "great, the lions gonna claw our eyes out," and on and on. When the lions got really loud one time Levi said, "mom, I'm freakin' scared!" He kept pulling his glasses down and my sister and I kept saying, "get 'em on!" Finally Jace leans over and says, "mom, my glasses are foggy." I was like, "what?" I reached over and grabbed them and looked through. Sure enough they were-foggy with POPCORN BUTTER! I then tested out everyones glasses and they all had the popcorn smear. Oh well, at least it lasted til 3/4 through the show! I gave Jace mine and Libs didn't seem to mind and Levi watched without. I don't know how he could stand it! He probably just thought it was a bad vcr tape or something. So, the moral of the story? NO popcorn in Imax with kids under 8!!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Levi stories

Levi is hilarious. He really isn't my favorite, he just is the funniest kid. (I already hear you Steven-shush!) Some stories...

Levi broke bread at Grammas and said, "this is my body...."

Levi was walkin around a corner yesterday when I scared him. He shouted as he stomped towards his room, "I am going to pray to the Lord!"

Yesterday at church Pastor said something profound about God. I saw Levi out of the corner of my eye doing a slow nod back and forth. He said, "mmmnnn, that was good." I said, "what?" He said, "nevermind." As if I interrupted his majestic thoughts of God.

Playing hide-n-seek the other day I really had him goin. He was counting in the closet and everytime he would come out he would leave the door open which I was behind. When he would walk away I would go in the closet. He would end up coming back and finding me asking, "how do you get in here?" I always said it's a secret but one time I told him I'm in there with you while you're counting. So, a time or so after he was counting and he said, ".....7,8,9,, are you in here with me?!"

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Top 3

Top 3 places you would like to visit before this earth or you pass away and why?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Piper quote

“We are all starved for the glory of God, not self. No one goes to the Grand Canyon to increase self-esteem. Why do we go? Because there is greater healing for the soul in beholding splendor than there is in beholding self.”
-John Piper, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

Monday, April 09, 2007

Quote of the week

“Every departure from the doctrine of election in any degree has been a departure from the gospel, for such departure always involves the introduction of some obligation on man’s part to make a contribution towards his own salvation, a contribution he simply cannot make.” - Arthur C. Custance

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

3 funnies

While getting dressed today I laid out some jeans for Levi. He said, "not jeans!" I said, "yes you are wearing them." He said, "why?" I said, "because." He said while holding up his finger, "you need to be more specific."

Jace was telling me one of his verses tonight. He said, "God is the "Alfalfa" and the Omega......

I told Liberty the other day we were going to the Y. I also told her I had to work out because I'm a fat lard. She then retained that. Today I told her we were going to the Y. She said, "you wook out. You a fat wowd?" Thank you Libs-I'm on it.