Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This is straight crazy

Kate Gosselin is on the top of my "I can't fathom how she does it" list, but this lady might just beat her out.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For my brother....

Happy Birthday, Darren!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Question about your prayer plan

I really hope to able to post something substantial here soon, but I just started back to working 2 days a week so things have picked up even more around here. Ah, such is life, right?

So I just really have a question. I'm putting my prayer plan together right now...something I have done in the past, but very inconsistently. I want it to be a good plan that covers more than my family and our needs, but I also need it to be do-able in a short period of time or spread out in blocks of time.

My tendency is to make it too long and then get frustrated with not being able to keep up or praying some generic prayer just to get down the list. Yeah, that's sad. So, if you have a plan that works well for you I'd love to hear about it.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Rolling around in my head....

I've been thinking the words of this song all day today. I can hardly ever sing it without crying (for good reason!). It's been my prayer for Manny today...that the truth in these words -the gospel- would saturate his heart and spill over into his affections, his work, his play, his relationships, bringing great glory to the Father. What a good, good hymn.

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom