Tuesday, April 29, 2008

16 1/2 months

Belly Button!

Time to put some new pics up. Brynne is growing like a weed. She lights up our lives and brings so much joy to those around her! We love you baby!

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Religion of Oprah

2 Timothy 3:1-5-
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them."

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge; Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:1-5 NIV.

With this being said, it is saddening to see how many followers of Oprah's "one world" religion are emerging, believing the lie that as long as you follow what you believe, you will gain eternal life. May our lives proclaim Christ's words that He is "the way, truth, and life, and no one shall come to the Father except through Me."
Satan loves it. If he can convince them they are good and doing good things, then a gracious God would never deny someone who denied Him. This "New Earth" wave from Oprah is scarily close to the unified church in the end times. "Remember your spirit" people - don't you know? If you get in touch with your spirit, then maybe it's enough to cover our sin...or is it?

Persevere brothers and sisters in standing for the Truth that has set us free, cleansed us, and given us abundant life.
1 Corinthians 9:24 - "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize."
The video has been passed a million times around email, but in case you haven't watched it, click on the video in the next post...

The Church of Oprah Exposed

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Randomness of pics

Brynne is in love with dogs, especially Rocky!

Tinkering on the piano with daddy


Brynne and her sweet cousin Haley

Check out this amazing cake my sweet neighbor Heather made for a baby shower I helped host!

I love my small group girls!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's sunny again..

Cold, warm, cold, warm...just when we think we can start heading out to the park more often, another cold front with rain comes back and we're back inside again. This weekend, however, was beautiful. The "Dallasonians" were out and about like ants. Beau and I took Brynne on a walk today to the lake in the center of our neighborhood so she could feed the ducks. She asks every day to go, but today was the first day the weather was good enough to go! She was so happy...like she had been set free...except for when we told her she was not allowed to go in the nasty water with the ducks. Then, we were officially the meanest parents ever. You can see in the pics how I can't let her go, or she'll just jump on in! She always manages to forgive quickly after her dramatic fits...hence the "I'm sorry and I love you Daddy" kiss in the last pic.
It's funny how she will not let any of our guy friends she doesn't know real well hold her, but the girl has no fear when it comes to walking right up to a strange animal. The poor ducks in our neighborhood are scared to death when Brynne comes running at them full speed!