Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February '09

The past month has flown by...and Brynne has grown like a weed since we last posted pictures! She has been in "3T" sizes for a month now, and has had 2 haircuts to make up for her "self-induced" accident of a haircut. It looks precious now...

Brynne is obsessed with this felt pillow...a pillow that leaves her with an afro on her head every morning.

Would you stop taking my picture, remove this dumb hat, and let me get to the good stuff?

Brynne spent Valentine's Day morning with her aunt, uncle, and cousin while Beau and I went out for massages and breakfast...then Haley came to our house that night so her parents could go out on a nice date too!

Yes! Icing!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Dad's New House

We have been working away on dad's new place! We're so excited to soon have him permanently close by!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

To know Him deeper

It's the cry throughout Isaiah, it's the heart behind Christ's words as He speaks to us...that each of us would grasp even a fraction of our purpose....
Isaiah 43:10 - "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD,
"and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe Me
and understand that I am He.
Before Me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after Me.

That is the cry of my heart...and how I desire for everyone in my know Him deeper and to put down our other "gods." We consume ourselves with so many other obsessions...anything we obsess about more than God becomes an idol - right under our noses and we don't even know it's there! The average "suburbian" woman seems to understand how materialism is idolatry, but very few of us put our pride down long enough to let the Holy Spirit reveal the things we're consumed with more than Him. For example: worrying about our children, the cleanliness of our house, our appearance, people pleasing/whether or not others like us, busyness, getting our point across, being successful, time on the internet, proving ourselves to others, being liked, did I mention worry???...and the list goes on.... It's a plague in suburbia that leaves women feeling empty, lacking peace, anxious, and being driven by false gods that don't fulfill. Being set free from these idols is a daily process for everyone...God constantly reminds me to refocus, and often knocks me upside down with something that has been consuming me without my realization.

Philippians 3:7-9 - But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.

Lord may we be found in You, filled with faith and focused on You above all else.

Welcome babies!

Two of my college roomies had babies this past week!! How fun it has been!
First, Lucy was born to Maggie on 1/24 at 7 lbs, 12 oz.
Then, Annabeth was born to Amanda on 2/3 at 6 lbs, 6 oz!
Welcome baby girls!! Brynne and I are looking forward to "girls days" in the future!