Saturday, September 27, 2008

And Here She Is!!!!

I have more pictures and I will tell about the whole thing when I have time.
Thanks for all of your prayers. We are so blessed.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Favorite Time of the Year

I Love Fall!!!!

So, I was inspired by the weather to do a little blog decorating while waiting for the baby to come. Oh, waiting.......I just don't like waiting.

I hope you are enjoying the fall weather. I can't wait for the leaves to change. Surely little Janie Elise will be here by then!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's Everywhere, It's Everywhere!

I just have to post a link to one of the best post I have read about modesty that proves just how desensitized we are to nakedness. What was not accepted by our Grandparents is now just nothing to the average person, even the Christian. I have seen Christian ladies come down the isle of their wedding wearing dresses that revealed what should have been saved for the honeymoon. I really wondered how the preacher felt during the ceremony. Just recently I was in a public waiting room and grabbed up a magazine just to browse. My son, who was eight years old at the time said "Mom, can you put that book down so when I look at you I can't see it?" I turned it over to see what he was talking about. It was a well endowed female in her undergarments and her "assets" were taking up most of the 8x13 page. He has been taught that this is going against how Christians should display themselves and how women should be modest. He knew very well that he should not have been seeing it and I was proud of him for bringing it to my attention. We don't have magazines like that in our home and he is not accustomed to looking at it on a daily basis, thank the Lord. You may think I am strange. Well, I think the bible calls it peculiar, but when I lay down at night I feel like I am doing all I can to protect my children's pure mind. It will not be long before they will be grown and have to make decisions on their own, I desire to lay the firmest foundation I can. These kinds of issues are a part of our daily conversations around the house. We want our children to understand why we teach them the things we teach and for them to know that we know that we are accountable to God for the way they are raised. Our handbook is His word.

Please click on this link and read the post. One Less Naked Person

Matthew 18:5-7

5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offenceBlockquote cometh!

Mark 9:42

42And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

Luke 17:2

2It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Recorded three must be important.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Cowboy!

We have been celebrating Josh's birthday most of this week, you see with Mom so close to the end of pregnancy we just could not do a party. So, he has had gifts brought by by family and friends and he was taken out two days with, shopping for a new bike, and lunch. What more could a boy want? Well........this Ice Cream Cake was a good start!
We are so thankful for Josh. He is a hard worker and a compassionate son (you should know how many times he has rubbed my swollen feet without being asked, and he ends every prayer at night with asking the Lord to "let Mom have a good night"). Happy Birthday Cowboy, we love you!
Two peas in a pod!

Another cake made just for Josh with a Civil War scene. (Thanks Tara, your cakes are the best!)


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