Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!

I am very thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves me so much, that He put is own Son on the cross to die for me, the sinner that I am. I am also thankful for the earthly father He gave me.

My dad is the sweetest man. He is kind, sensitive, strong, and funny! He is not closed-up, he tells me he loves me and gives the BIGGEST bear hugs ever!

We like to eat Peeps together and an hour can pass quickly when we talk on the phone. Even though we are hundreds of miles apart, I am always thinking of him, and cannot imagine my life without him. God has brought my family through so many things in life, and having my dad as my dad, has made it so much easier. My dad often worked two jobs to support our family. He is always going out of the way along with my mom, to make holidays extra special as a family.
When I got married, my Dad was determined to give me the wedding of my dreams....and he did. He worked so hard from decorating dozens of cookies with "S's" on them, to helping set-up the reception tent the day of the wedding. My dad is also so wonderful with his grandchildren. They light up his life, as I know he does theirs'. He would do anything for them, and has proven that in recent times.

Oh how I love my Dad!

Happy Father's Day to all the the great father's out there!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Why We Should Not Drive Through Water Covered Roads!

Please watch video in its entirety. It is amazing to see the power and danger of water.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Present to you......

Tanner D ean!!!! He was born Tuesday, June 16th at 2:58 PM CST, weighing 7lbs 10.8oz. He is 20.75 inches long.

Be still my heart, for this child is a gift from God! How I long to see him in person!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Baby is Coming!

Please pray for my sister, Kristy. She is in the hospital preparing to give birth to her sweet baby boy, Tanner. Pray that everything goes alright and that Tanner enters the world safety.

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pharaoh: Why God hardened his heart

If you have read in Exodus of the many plagues the Lord placed over the Egyptians, you have to wonder why it took so many plagues for Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go out of Egypt. Plague after plague, Pharaoh's heart continued to be hardened and he wouldn't let the children of Israel go to worship God . If you are like me, if you were Pharaoh, you would have let the people go as soon as the waters turned to blood!

My husband and I had been reading this part of Exodus when coincidentally, my co-worker mentioned Pharaoh. She asked us why we thought Pharaoh's heart was being hardened over and over, she then told me what her pastor suspected. I really wasn't sure why God allowed Pharaoh's heart to be hardened, so I didn't answer, until I read Chapter 10 that same night.

"Now the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show these signs of Mine before him, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son’s son the mighty things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD.” Verses 1&2 (also, 7:3)

"AH HA!" I said out loud! "That's why!" After I explained my outburst to Jonathan, he agreed, there was our answer.

God hardened Pharaoh's heart over and over because He wanted to finish out the plagues He was bringing before Egypt. He did not want anyone to forget those signs which He had brought to free the Israelites. He didn't want the Egyptians to forget, nor the children of Israel. He wanted it so that generation after generation, after generation would remember.

Do you think the Egyptians would have forgotten the first plague of water turned to blood? Or what about the second plague where frogs were everywhere, even on people's beds? Maybe they wouldn't have forgotten, but in Exodus 1:8, there came a day when the new king didn't remember Joseph, or how he had gotten Egypt through seven years of famine! God knew that just has Joseph (Israel) was forgotten, so would the plagues if they were not carried out.

We must remember that God is in control, and is full of power. We need to love Him with much fear and reverence for He is a powerful, holy God.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Day at the Pool!

Our nephews just love playing in the pool with Uncle Jonathan :D

They play so sweet!
I love this picture. It looks like C arson is having a serious conversation with Jonathan. C ameron looks like he's about to do a back flip!

Of course.....
Sarah A

When your aunt tells you not to wet her....we'll, you'd better listen!

Da-Da didn't want to get too close to a wet baby! :D

Although I miss my family...I do love my new family.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Why You Should Clean Out Your Beauty Stash!

I just put up a new post on my blog, Lady Beautiful!

Check it out! It's quite amazing what one can find sometimes! :P

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

My Sweet Little Niece!

I am so amazed at how a sweet child can touch our hearts. My sweet little niece, SA, has definitely touched mine. We are about to celebrate her first Birthday!

She makes the funniest little faces....that just make me laugh so hard!

This is her "fish face."

I'm not sure what these faces are :P

She is so loving and so easy going.

I love her SO much!