Thursday, August 28, 2008
but for now......here are Addie's first day pre-school pics.. i kid you not, she is the funniest, most comedic child i have ever met.......she makes me laugh just to see her pictures! she is such a grown up, little girl!!!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Here is the new 4 year old AVA...........her birthday bash was sensational with the horse ...to boot!...get it? to boot?........oh well.........she was so cute and the party was a SMASH........the goodies, as you will see in the following pics were to DIE for........not only good to LOOK at but good to EAT...........esp. the cookies........my weakness......i substituted them for real nourishment.........no wonder i am exhausted..........
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Cell phone vs. Bible
Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn ' t live without it?
What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible?
Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don ' t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
Makes you stop and think, where are my priorities? And no dropped calls!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
here is little miss sassafrass doin her "thang".....which is usually highly entertaining.......what a BIG week this is for her! she started pre-K and she turns 4!!!!!! wow! she is having a COWGIRL birthday party with a REAL horse!!!......does it get any better than that?
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
that before my housekeeping skills have been completely flushed down the toilet and my legacy becomes a disgusting keeper of the home........i just want YALL to know....(HEIDI).......that the pics show my room AFTER i have thrown everything in PILES.......waiting to be sorted and re-appointed........i DO NOT exist in this mess ALL the time!!!.......(not that i am NOT capable of it from time to time....but you get the picture......don't you???).........in my somewhat unstable and limited wisdom.....i always say "ya gotta MAKE a mess before you can clean up a mess!"
OK OK........i DO need therapy!
gasp! ugh! sigh! shock! disbelief! what a pig! who can possibly be this messy????..........
well..........I CAN!!!!...........please KNOW i don't LIKE it!......do i need therapy???
Monday, August 18, 2008
Remember the days of the multivolume encyclopedia? Not long ago nearly every home had a set gathering dust on the bookcase.
Not anymore, thanks to computer technology. Research materials are now condensed into easily searchable CD-ROMs. And the unprecedented growth of the Internet gives us a staggering amount of information, literally at our fingertips.
One of the most interesting variants is “Wikipedia”—a completely online, free encyclopedia compiled by contributions from its users. It can be a helpful, fascinating source of information, but somehow the idea of everyone contributing their “two cents” to an article makes me a little uneasy about using that information as a primary source of authority and reliability.
Hopefully you are not among them, but some skeptics view the Bible as if it were compiled like a Wikipedia article. With more than 40 contributing authors spanning several centuries, they say, it cannot be completely accurate. But Scripture sets the record straight. There is only one author. Peter wrote, “Prophecy never had its origin in the will of man” (2 Peter 1:21). In other words, we are not reading the mere thoughts of Moses, David, Isaiah, Paul, or Peter. Rather, the words of the Bible come directly from God, put to paper by men “as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
Which means that we find incredible unity, clarity, and commonality flowing through the Old and New Testaments. The truths expressed in Daniel’s writing from the palace courts of Babylon are mirrored in John’s words from the isle of Patmos, hundreds of years later. The themes of God’s character, of man’s rebellion, and of God’s glorious plan of redemption wind their way through each page. Further additions, revisions, or retractions are unthinkable and unnecessary because God’s Word is confidently complete.
If what you need is a quick glance at the history of jazz music, the opinions and perspectives offered in Wikipedia might be helpful. But, if you’re looking for meaning and purpose and the answers to life’s deepest questions, a multiplicity of conflicting opinions won’t help.
Thank God that He has given us what we need for every challenge and crossroad of life as His clear and trustworthy voice speaks to us through His Word!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
please note her little dress......it is wool felted.......sooo cool......i had so much fun doing it!
over and out for now
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
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Thursday, August 7, 2008
well, we hustled our way to church.......while Carter continually was on the downward slope to utter illness.....
BTW.......is this not what daddy's are for????
my how quickly situations change!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
here is little miss AVA, who wouldn't smile for anything........of course i was begging her, to which she become even more determined NOT to......
here are a few AVA quotes from the weekend........on Sat. nite she wanted to show me her Church dress.....(in the pic above)........she wrinkled her nose and promptly told me :......."church is boring......so i can wear a dress!"...........hmmmmmm her second funny quote was on Sun. morning while they were watching a shark documentary and how sharks have been known to tear human flesh from limb to limb.....she glibly announced "........i don't think i need to go to beaches any more......i'm gonna stick to the pool"!!!...........oh Ava Ava Ava...........