Thursday, April 28, 2011


All of us have experienced betrayals in our lives wherein somebody did not keep a promise or otherwise violated our trust. When God calls us to be trusting people, He knows that many will betray us, but that does not give us a license to refuse to trust anyone in the future. (what about them?!). May we ask God to give us good discernment when it comes to trusting others and to equip us to be trustworthy people ourselves.

1Corinthians 13:6-7
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Are you sure you want to follow Him?

If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

John Bunyan paraphrases:

Following of me is not like following of some other masters. The wind sits always on my face and the foaming rage of the sea of this world, and the proud and lofty waves thereof do continually beat upon the sides of the bark or ship that myself, my cause, and my followers are in; he therefore that will not run hazards, and that is afraid to venture a drowning, let him not set foot into this vessel.

—John Bunyan, The Greatness of the Soul and the Unspeakableness of the Loss Thereof (1682)

You'll be fine

Levi-"mom, look at my belly. Was Jace this fat when he was my age?"
Me-"he had a time when he was heavier."
Levi-"how fat was he?"
Me-"he just had a time when he was bigger and then he grew taller and he thinned out. You'll do the same. Just keep working out and listening to me when I tell you you've had enough to eat."
Levi-"mom, I want you in charge of my diet. I want a fruit and a vegetable at every meal. I'll have a salad at dinner and I want more protein and only fattening foods and treats on Christmas and holidays."
Me-"I will help you."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen Indeed!

Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! That was my thoughts today all through our worship service. God is so amazingly, abundantly good to me and I am severly undeserving. I am so blessed to know Him, aren't you? He couldve passed me by.....But He Didn't!!!!! Praise God!
We had a great Easter reflecting on His goodness and what He has done in our lives. We had grilled pizza and a beautiful sunshiny day. Matt and Dana, you make a great pizza building team on the grill! We ate til we couldn't move and then ate some more. We had enough to feed the highways and the byways. I think we'll be better at making less next time for sure!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Awesomely Majestic!

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Homeschool Math

I was teaching Levi today what 1/2 of 17 was and it looked like this:
Me-"say we had 17 balls (drew a picture) and you and I both got equal amounts of them. How many would I get?"
Me-"well, now you'd have nine."
Levi-"well, I'll have eight too."
Me-"see this extra one? What do we do with it?"
Levi-"throw it away,"

Monday, April 18, 2011


Levi-""Mom, where do babies come from?"
Levi-"But how do they get there?"
Me-"God puts them there."
Next Day....
Levi-"Mom, what's sex?"
Me-"Which one of your friends do I need to talk to?"
Me-"What did he say?"
Levi-"He said babies come from sex."
Next Day.....
Levi-"Mom, I keep trying to tell *** that babies come from God and not sex but he won't listen."
Me-"What is sex?"
Levi whispers, ""it's when 2 people are naked."


Thursday, April 14, 2011


If you're running away how come you're coming back? Need new clothes? More food? Money? Checkin in? See if things have changed?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wind, wind, go away!

I'm up to 44 miles on my bike so far. Last season I ended around 1550. I was hoping to hit 2000 this summer but with the belly problem I guess I won't know if that's possible. I can't even imagine half the hills I ride to be doable. My heart rates at 120 writing this entry I bet. I have hit some hills around Lakeland and Afton and even took a ride with my favorite biking partner. She had to probably work out after we rode. :( Theres always Janice and Jace-they're happy to bike lazily. ;) I gotta say though, this wind is so annoying! I don't like to bike in the wind ever- but this year I especially don't. Hoping to get many rides in before the big day!