Thursday, October 28, 2010

When you lose a loved one

I have had several friends around me lose a loved one in the past few months. I just want to share a few books that help with walking through that grieving process - whether it's you or someone you are helping.
Holding on to Hope, by Nancy Guthrie
A Sweet and Bitter Providence, John Piper
Let Me Grieve, but not Forever, by Verdell Davis

Isaiah 61:1-4 -
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.

Blessed are the Displays of His Splendor!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's Fall!

Brynne with her friends Kaelyn and Shae at the Pumpkin Patch

Sisters at the Pumpkin Patch

And She's Off!

The Model herself...

Messy Teething Biscuit Face. It's all about distraction...

Madelyn started crawling around 7 1/2 months, and life has not been the same since. She is into everything and I can't turn my back for a minute! One day, Brynne decided she was done with breakfast and put her plate down, and Maddy crawled over, played in the syrup and started eating a waffle all while I ran to the restroom! These girls are definitely keeping me on my toes!
They are a joy everyday! I love watching both of them learn new things and most of all I love watching the love they have for each other. Maddy gives her open-mouth kisses FREELY now and it's adorable to watch! What a blessing the Lord has entrusted us with!