Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
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Dawson and Jenah headed out for our first attempt!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
After playing with dough, they got to go on a "super secret" tour of the place. Aidan's little group waiting to go behind the counter:
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
"In silence before the Lord we are humbled. We are brought face to face with our shortcomings and if we listen long enough, and our sorrow is TRUE, we will receive instruction on how to proceed. Very often in scripture, God's instructions begin with "go to." Go to the person or people who have been wounded by our words. "But I spoke the truth" you might comfort yourself. But did you speak it in grace? Did you speak it in love? Was it spoken at the proper time and place? What were your motives for speaking it? Sometimes only God himself can show us our motives and we're not going to get any insight if we just. keep. talking. Hush dear child of God. Let your Father speak. Lay your heart before him and let him show you what's inside.
Close your lips. Close your laptop. Put down your iPhone. Turn off the radio, tv and unplug the phone. Even the busiest mother with a nest full of little birds can carve out quiet time in that sublime hour known as "nap time." We are doomed to repeate tomorrow for what we do not deal with today. The Heavenly Father is very serious about the words we speak. "Out of the heart the mouth speaks," He says. If our words have hurt another, the Bible says it's on US.
"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." -Romans 12:18 NIV
"I have the right to do anything," you say-but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"- but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others." -1 Corinthinans 10:23-24 NIV
"Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift." - Matthew 5:23-24 NIV
Our words have the power to build up or tear down. When we have wounded someone with our words, whether it was intentional or not, if we are made aware of the hurt, the sincere response is an apology to the person or people wounded and to the Lord.
A fully-ripened apology is cultivated with our lips closed, our typing fingers silenced and our body laid out on the ground. In that humble position, with amrs reaching up to the Lord and out toward the people He died for, we conform to the image of His Son. Our thoughtful, humble apologies reflect God's kindness in a way that is undeniable and unresistible. The wise woman whose words have wounded chooses a pregnant silence bowed before the Lord from which golden, healing words will flow. The foolish woman babbles on.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN.
While we are at it, let's take a look at this too:
The Seven Deadly Sins (from http://whitestonejournal.com/index.php/seven-deadly-sins
Pride: Seeing ourselves as we are and not comparing ourselves to others is humility. Pride and vanity are competitive. If someone else's pride really bothers you, you have a lot of pride.
Avarice/Greed: This is about more than money. Generosity means letting others get the credit or praise. It is giving without having expectations of the other person. Greed wants to get its "fair share" or a bit more.
Envy: "Love is patient, love is kind..." Love actively seeks the good of others for their sake. Envy resents the good others receive or even might receive. Envy is almost indistinguishable from pride at times.
Wrath/Anger: Kindness means taking the tender approach, with patience and compassion. Anger is often our first reaction to the problems of others. Impatience with the faults of others is related to this.
Lust: Self control and self mastery prevent pleasure from killing the soul by suffocation. Legitimate pleasures are controlled in the same way an athlete's muscles are: for maximum efficiency without damage. Lust is the self-destructive drive for pleasure out of proportion to its worth. Sex, power, or image can be used well, but they tend to go out of control.
Gluttony: Temperance accepts the natural limits of pleasures and preserves this natural balance. This does not pertain only to food, but to entertainment and other legitimate goods, and even the company of others.
Sloth: Zeal is the energetic response of the heart to God's commands. The other sins work together to deaden the spiritual senses so we first become slow to respond to God and then drift completely into the sleep of complacency.
And from Proverbs 6:16-19 (New International Version):
16 There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
Just thought this would be a nice time to reflect on ourselves in the coming season of our Lord.
Have a blessed day :) Return to regularly scheduled ridiculousness tomorrow!!!!
This was super fascinating, I know. BUT this week, Aidan is going ice skating for this first time. Woo hoo!! This momma is excited :) It is also the last week of pole dancing :( We have two classes this week since next week is Thanksgiving. I will definitely be signing up again in January.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Weight: 18 lbs 1 ounce (80th percentile)
Length: 26 inches (50th percentile)
Head: 44 cm (80th percentile...we make babies with big heads LOL...Aidan was always in the 90th+ percentile!)
She is doing great! Both kiddos also got their flu shots. Aidan was lucky enough to get the FluMist and poor Elin got her shot on top of the 3 other normal vaccinations she was scheduled to get. She handled it like a champ though :)
On another fitness note, tonight is class #2 of Pole Fitness. I am finally funtioning again from the soreness and only have a few bruises. We will see what tonight brings!!! Hoping to get some photos LOL!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Our door :)
Chad and Mark getting ready to watch some of the game