Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Here is beautiful Alaska as autumn descends on it's mountain tops and aspen trees:
Kaleb's favorite car in the entire world is a Mustang. He can spot one a mile away. Well, it so happens that Grandpa's bestfriend owns a fast, yellow Mustang.
And Kaleb got to go for a ride! He told me is was fast and then Craig quickly changed the subject. Hmmmm...........how fast, Kaleb?
Noah got to enjoy watching a turtle, his very favorite creature EVER in the ENTIRE world, at the Children's Museum in Anchorage.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I'd do just about anything to free my 6 year old spit-fire of his migraines. Cooking without egg, dairy, gluten, citrus and garlic is nothing short of an adventure!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Exploring Fort Clatsop, where Lewis and Clark spent the winter:
The boys saluting at Fort Stevens:
Is this the face of a happy camper or what? This little girl of ours would have been happy to roam the ocean's shores for hours, perhaps even days. The water, the sand, the birds: it was all sheer joy for our Sarah!
And Happy Girl's happy sister, looking mighty big to me these days! She, too, adored the wide open expanse of the beach and was often found simply chatting away, by herself, while she scooped and smoothed and dug and rolled.
Once again, look at this happy face! Sarah loved pushing around Cousin's stroller and spent quite some time doing it!We stopped to buy some DELICIOUS tuna and the fish man had just gotten in a shark. He wondered if the kids would like their picture taken with it. There was no way Hannah was going for it without Daddy. Even then, you can tell by the expression on her face, she really wasn't too keen on the idea!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Mothers, you are irreplacable. You really are! You cannot be replaced, though you are often told that you can be, either directly or indirectly. Your calling as mother and helpmeet and keeper of the home is a sacred, high calling. There is NOTHING more valuable that you could be doing, NOTHING!!!!! Do not believe the lies of Satan that threaten to compromise your worth in the eyes of the Lord whom you will answer to one day for how you responded to your calling.
And mothers, your time with your children is finite. You can never get it back. Use it wisely! Do not cast your pearls before swine! Your time and energy is valuable. Don't waste it away; devote yourself, time, and energy to those precious children whom the Lord has blessed you with. They need ALL of you! Please do not deny them of this.
There is no higher calling for a woman, no more blessed name, no more worth while venture, no more valuable position than that of Mother. Not even that of Vice President...
Friday, September 5, 2008
"A father and mother living together with their children, tender in their love, pure in their lives, strong in their convictions, simple and orderly in their habits, do infinitely more than presidents and governors, legislators, educators, and clergymen can do in making a strong nation." ~S.D. Gordon in "Quiet Talks on Home Ideals".
As I watch fellow believers and church leaders become divided over these presedential elections, even as I feel a division within my own heart, I am reminded that the real impact on a nation happens within the home. My heart is heavy with Christian responsibility and how that effects my presidential opinions but this quote, and the still small voice within, reminds me that my true Christian responsibility carries the most weight here within the four walls of our home. I don't know why this brings me such peace, but it does.
I am hoping and praying that as Christians, we will allow each other the freedom to seek God's face, to do what each of us feels we are called to do, and to do it unto the Lord. At the risk of sounding like a cliche or an offspring of a hippy, I pray that as believers we would use this time to truly become Christ-like in our love for one another, even in light of political differences.
God is good and thankfully in Heaven there will be One Ruler, the one and only Righteous Ruler, and He's been voted into office long before the foundations of the earth even existed! Journey on, dear friends!