From His Word

Joshua 24:15
"If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Prayer and Praise

  • God's Perfect Provision
  • Allow us to teach our children His ways
  • His pefect plan for children (brothers & sisters?)

Recent comments

He's Coming!

by Rachel

November 21st, 2015

I love when I come across passages like James 5:8 when I'm thinking of how great it is going to be to live eternally in paradise with Jesus....

"Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

We had a very treturosly snowy and backed up trafficky drive to Frisco last night for our 'Feast of Thanks' with the Jesus family - I-70 was closed both ways for a time, due to high winds and heavy snow and that makes Dillon/Silverthorne a literal parking lot for hundreds of stranded travelers (many of whom do not have proper tire tread for the elements. Weathering that last night, kind of got me thinking, how we are trudging through this dark, sin cursed earth, slipping and sliding, dodging parked cars, straining to keep momentum on the hills so we don't slip backwards - it's got similarities to this temporary Christian life I lead.

Only then, to arrive at 'Home' where your Jesus family is. It was warm and perfect. Lots had already gotten there before us- food was prepared, beautiful tables set. And we feast, forgetting what we've just been through to get there, what is going on on the outside, can't wait for the DAY!.....Even so, Lord JESUS, COME! 

By God's almighty hand, we rest assured that although last night, there were many who could not make it....for our eternal home-going, not one will be left out!

The two turkey carvers are priceless.

Still Coming!

by Rachel

November 18th, 2015

Well, I was super happy to have this fella' around the other morning...not to mention thankful he had the snow blower (that I tried to 'hawk' last summer when we were hurting for money, but it never sold) to help him with the job of clearing the driveway.

and the shirt says it all.....

Thanking God this day for a warm house and boys to share it with!


Yea for Snow!

by Rachel

November 16th, 2015

We had a great weekend! Got to do some extra loving on Asher.....he slept over a few nights....Isaac and Jacob are ready for us to live with James and Bethany full time again!!

and we are not ones to let a 'little' snow bother us! Sure is pretty fun stuff!

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Remember This

by Rachel

November 10th, 2015

Sometimes I stop and purposefully tell myself, often out loud, 'remember this'.

There are sometimes moments that I'd rather like to forget in this 'parenting stage' - but lots that are enjoyable, and down-right memorable.....

Like for instance, I won't always find home made Chinese Fighting Stars in the bottom of the laundry basket....

We won't always have grandparents around to visit.....

Or memories of grandmas when we wear their hat to 'Awana Hat Night'....

I want to remember that my Jacob sure enjoys eating Jelly.....

And my Isaac is a 'dancing man'!

I cracked up pretty good when he pointed to the tag inside his snow suit the other day, only to questionably lament: "WHOA, Mama! Does this sign really mean there is NO DANCING in this snow suit?!?"

Good thing Mrs Russell is teaching him to read....these illustrations can be SUPER misleading!! Hahahaha.

Thanks God, for rememberances....for making us each uniquely, in your image.

Please shine through us to others!

Swimming Lessons

by Rachel

November 7th, 2015

It doesn't get much better than swimming lessons with your friends!

Tia and I have fun reminiscing about when I got to watch Mya and Caroline for a short time while she had to keep working...Now she has 4 little ladies, and is just doing a SUPER job of raising them up. Love it.

And this is seriously the cutest little toothless man around! He is working on getting some top molars....and working on getting rid of the diaper rash that came along with we got to play ball and take photos instead of swim this week. Praising God for His provision of reasonable swim lessons for home school kids!


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