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Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Garden!

Anyone want to compare gardens? I am really happy with mine so far! As long as nothing catastrophic happens then we should be eating pretty good this summer and hopefully be able to put plenty away. At least of tomatoes! Everyone knows they are the best thing anyway! So here are some pictures taken about a week ago, I think. The first picture has our new family member in it, that is Daisy. She's not actually new though, she's been with us for about 2 months. She needs some training but she is coming along! She is the responsible party for chewing everything in our yard and making our yard look terrible! Plus we haven't figured out where to put everything as of yet. We moved from 9 acres with a two car garage, a two car shop, a barn (if you could call it that), a grain bin, and a house that had room to spare. So you get the idea! Also since the pictures I have picked 3 cucumbers! Yeah! They were so good!
I can't work in a garden without thinking about :
Gal 6:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
There's our verse for the day! It always makes me stop and think about what I am sowing. In everything we do we are sowing whether good or bad. And God's word is true we will reap whether good or bad!
Have a wonderful day in Christ!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Working at Grandma & Grandpa's House!

Last week on June 18th we got to go over to Grandma & Grandpa Trask's for a work day! It was a lot of fun! We cleaned out two flower beds and planted new flowers in them. We also had a picnic and just enjoyed our time with Grandma & Grandpa! I know that Ashley will never forget seeing her Grandpa playing on the swing and herding up the horses with his riding mower!

We Love you Both and hope you enjoy the flowers!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them..." Psalm 127:3-5
These verses sum up the way we feel about our children! We are blessed and happy!
Ashley is doing a family newspaper everyday with her "new" typewriter! It is wonderful to see our life through her eyes. She is 13 and becoming a very sweet, godly young lady!
DJ is writing a letter to his sister, Ashley. He has several pen pals and loves to write them! His penmanship and reading skills are wonderful.He loves to mow and work with his hands like his Dad. He is becoming very strong. He is 8 and wants to be a missionary when he grows up!
Paige is my girly girl! She is 4 and loves pink and ruffles! She is a wonderful help to me with Levi. She wants to be a mommy when she grows up!
Joshua is our clown right now. He has a way of making us laugh. He is almost 3 (August 23rd) and also has a way of annoying us very much! I think it comes along with the age. He likes to help Daddy. He sits in the baby seat behind Daddy on the bike when we go for rides and he screams and cries until Daddy gets on (he thinks he is going to fall) and gets going then he is fine. We can't help but to laugh at him because it is really funny!
Levi is almost a year old, WOW! He is a sweet little guy! We did not know when we named him that his name meant "joyful spirit" but it is so true for him! He is joyful. He has a very healthy appetite. He is learning to be obedient to daddy and mommy and doing very well. He spends a lot of time in my backpack and he is very content to view the world from there!
Well, there are some updates for the children! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Behold all things become NEW!

What a beautiful day! We will be working in the garden today and going for a bike ride! We are having a lot of fun on the bikes! Paige can ride her own bike and then I tote Joshua and Levi in the trailer. If my knee holds out then it will be great! I will be posting pictures tonight so check back! I hope everone has a blessed day!
Today in my quiet time I read in 2 Corinthians and was very encouraged with some verses and thoughts that I would like to share!
2 Corinthians 5:15 "And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
There is so much in these two verses! First to go along with what the Lord is teaching me right now about not living for myself but to serve the Lord and others! I think verse 15 gives ample proof that that is how we should be living now!
Second, if any man is in Christ he is a NEW creature and OLD things are passed away! When someone dies we say they pass away and that applies here as well. The old is GONE! Obviously there will be a difference between this old and new person. A very visible difference. If you are a child of the Lord does your life show it? People get very touchy on this issue because they want to claim Christ as their Savior but live the same old life they lived before. They know that their life doesn't look new, in fact it looks exactly the same. We are told to examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. 2 Cor. 13:5 "Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates?" When is the last time you examined yourself and the message that your life is exclaiming? Have you made Jesus the Lord of your life? You can not accept Him as Savior and reject Him as your Lord. Your life will look different if you are submitting to Him. However if you still enjoy the world and live like the world the Bible says that you are the enemy of God. That doesn't sound like salvation to me! I do pray that this encourages you to fear the Lord today! It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lord, what is your will for me?

Hello again! First of all, I'm sorry about the picture of us that is a year old! It seems to be the last picture I have of all of us! Levi is almost a year old already! It is so hard to believe that a year has past. Where did it go and what did I do for the Lord this past year? That should be asked everyday. What did I do for the Lord today? When we are saved we are no longer living for ourselves, are we? Sad to say, yes we still get caught serving ourselves. It seems to be so easy to forget that we have a job to do for our Master. What is it that Jesus would have me do today? Instead it becomes, "I need" to do this, that, and the other today. Actually, we need to seek the Lord while it is yet today and ask Him what His will is for us today. If we are in His will we will have joy! That's what I've found to be true.
I'm up way too late tonight! Need sleep. Will post again later!

Friday, June 13, 2008

This is my first ever post to our new blog!

I am so excited! I pray that this site would be used to glorify the Lord! I also feel relieved that I no longer have to sent out yearly "updates" to all the family. Now this will be our update center!
We are having dinner guests tonight so this was actually a bad time to check out this whole blog thing but oh well. Let's just say this is a sample post and my next one will be the real one!
Have a wonderful day in the Lord!