Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Autumn Leaves for Aunt Cindy

I had wanted to dip leaves in wax and overnight them to my dear Aunt who's battling breast cancer...but between getting sick and rainy days...well...this is what I could create! Add some crunchy sounds and smells...and a lot of prayer!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spelling & Karate

Collaborative learning...that's the name of our game! Emma just started up spelling words (and tests!) so Nana has been making nifty spelling stories for her! Here is her first one...very proudly completed!
Caleb is cracking me up....he plays quite well by himself in the afternoons.  It's funny to me that although he's never really seen karate, other than kung fu panda and sesame street, he is fascinated with it lately!  I'll be working on something and hear...."HI...YA!" coming from the backyard. 
Yes...they are back in's in the mid 70s!  Please...puh...leaze...nobody get sick again!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On the mend...

After a harrowing experience with a lovely Autumn cold...we seem to all be on the mend.  For those of you who've noticed my hiatus from the blogosphere (gill)...thanks for your concern and prayers. 

Yes, as is so often the case, MomE was hit the hardest...I have pneumonia and a BIG sinus infection.  There is definitely a life lesson in here somewhere...
...if you keep hearing God say, "SLOW DOWN"...don't keep rationalizing that all the things you are doing are good things for's just better to SLOW DOWN and listen to God! 

Eph. 2:8-10, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."

The buck usually stops with realizing that I'm working to please PEOPLE a whole lot more than I'm trying to focus on what pleases GOD.  There are LOTS of good things that I could be doing...and I'm quite capable when I'm not flat on my back sick....but God should control the timing and extent of all of these good things.  I'd like to say I've learned my lesson once and for all...but...for TODAY I do get the point.  SLOW DOWN!

Psalm 46:10, “Cease striving and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD of hosts is with us;  The God of Jacob is our stronghold.