Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"pon" song

Tucking in Preston last night, he curled up with his two bears and milk and asked me to "sing pon song mommy". We went round and round that I had no idea what song he was talking about. I thought he was saying farm, so I sang Old McDonald had a Farm... He stopped me in the middle of of "here a quack, there a quack" emphatically saying, "NO, PON SONG!", finally after much discussion I said "upon?" "Turn your eyes UPON Jesus?" (this is not usually in the rotation)
As I sang, he closed his eyes, hugged his bears and said "goodnight mommy".

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in his wonderful face
And the things of this earth
will grow strangely dim
In the light of his glory and grace

Thank you, Preston, for the reminder

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Donald

Caroline and I spent the better part of the morning playing Monopoly.
That's kind of like Math, right? I got my clock cleaned and was taken to the bank. Real estate moguls Aunt Amanda and Uncle Daniel would be so proud. As she pumped her fist in the air, laughing viciously each time I landed on her "Boardwalk" with 2 houses, my vision of her being a kind, compassionate nurse went up in flames.
There's always Lucy...hmmm... maybe?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Walking well in the clothes I already own

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and , if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3: 12-14

Working through my Covenant Study this morning I came across these verses. Because I am in covenant with God, He has put his robe, His identity, on me. As I learned, in the Old Testament, Prince Jonathan put his robe on David as a sign of their covenant, that came with all the benefits and responsibilities of royalty.
I am to "put off the old self with its practices and put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of it's creator" col 3:9-10. I am a new creation, I am to "walk as a child of light", being "renewed in the spirit of my mind, and to put on the new self" eph 5:8, 4:23

I was convicted today, reflecting the disaster that was our camping trip this weekend. There was so much crying, wet beds, arguing (kids with kids, Andy with kids, me with Andy), kids falling out of beds, no one sleeping...
I was the opposite of all the things listed above as my patience wore thin, I got angry easily and had no intention to forgive Andy until he apologized as I wanted him too. Finally, after 1.5 days, missed 50 yard line seats at the Longhorn game, and missed church we are all reconciled and back on track. Wow, thank you Lord for your perfect forgiveness and mercies that are new every morning!

On the other hand, Preston did catch his first fish, the smallest fish I have ever seen on a hook. Regardless, he won't be invited camping for a few years :)
Lord, help me to walk well in the clothes you have given me.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Team Tri

Kathryn and Andy and Elizabeth (my sisters and b.i.l) did the Austin triathlon yesterday. They were awesome and really trained hard. Kathryn and Andy are still married despite the training :)
They raised $ for alzheimer's research, a disease that has hurt Andy's family. I am SO proud of them. I was supposed to train for it too, but I'm a loser, and didn't. We had a great time running around searching and cheering for them though.

(my) Andy and Caroline were on their bikes like little pages riding all over the place together trying to catch the three of them at all their events.
Still smiling :) It was about 120 degrees, or something.
What Elizabeth lacked in speed, she made up for in spirit and panache!! Loving the gloves :)

Great Job Team!!!