Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Mr. Personality

Mornings with Isaiah are the best! Right after his first feeding of the day his little personality is in full swing.

We just recently pulled his exersaucer out of the box and gave it a whirl. He absolutely loves it! We have to stuff blankets all around him because he jumps so much and flings his little body everywhere when he gets excited. I laugh so hard at him! It's the best entertainment I can think of.

These are such treasured times and so far this is my favorite age (I hear great things about 6 mo though!). I tried to capture some of his adorable little traits and still only got a glimpse on camera but I wanted to share them anyway.

I have a short video clip of him playing in his exersaucer that I will post as soon as I figure out how.

Here's to my Little Man!

Monday, November 13, 2006

At the Zoo!

I volunteered to chaperone Josh's field trip to the Asheboro zoo last Wednesday. It was so much fun, and I have to admit, I had my reservations but Isaiah was so good and Josh's students loved him! We really enjoyed it, although not the best pictures. Isaiah pretty much slept through the whole thing which was probably best considering the anatomy lesson the other kids got from the monkeys!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Worth blogging twice in one day

I don't normally post twice in a day, but I just finished reading an article that challenged and, hopefully, changed me. I have to share it.

To aid you in your fight to be Christ-minded and not world-minded:

"Realize your outer nature is wasting away and inner nature must be renewed by setting your mind on things that are above.

Take radical steps to keep your mind pure.

Make God the gladness of all your joys.

See each person you meet as you will see them a hundred years from now.

Ponder that at every moment, even your happiest, there is misery and wailing in 10,000 places, some of them very near.

Remember Jesus’ warning about what chokes spiritual life: cares, riches and pleasures of life.

Be friends with spiritually minded people.

Read God-besotted, spiritually minded writers.

Ponder your life that will very soon be without a body.

Ask for spiritual-mindedness.

Go to the hospital to pray with a dying man.

Realize that millions of people in the other religions of the world are not looking for people with more American cultural coolness or techno savvy. They are looking for a “holy man,” a “man of God.”

This was taken from today's "Taste and See" article by John Piper. He wrote much more between each point so read it for yourself at www.desiringGod.org

Voting for Dummies

If you're like me you have tried to ignore all the mailings, commercials, news stories, debates, articles, etc until you became so sick and tired of all the mud slinging liars and cover-upers and realized "Hey, this guy could actually win!" For fear of having to endure these hand-shaking, baby-kissing, bash-you-over-the-head nice, politically nauseating commercials for the next year, I run to my computer and look up the easiest to follow voting guide (I, of course, threw mine away).

Ok, maybe it's just me. So even if you have been paying attention and forming educated views and opinions like a responsible citizen, this could still help you get ready for the polls on November 7th (it is the 7th, right?).

I was convicted of being indifferent and lazy on these issues that will effect us now, but also in a big way at the upcoming presidential election. This mid-term election IS a BIG DEAL.

Check out this easy NC voter's guide and please, go vote.


One more website of interest is www.christianvotes.com. It includes voting guides and a strong call on Christians especially to vote (even states not voting as sin).

A quote from the site:
"Each election year, Christians are offered the opportunity to make their voices heard. When the Christian votes, he or she is allowed the chance to set the moral tone for the future of local, state, and national leadership. It is critical that Christians fulfill their biblical obligation and take advantage of their right to vote."