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?)

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Pajama Day!

by Rachel

February 10th, 2016

This was the first pair of pajamas Isaac wore to school today....Mrs. Russell served;

"Animal crackers and hot coco to drink, for that is the finest of suppers, I think"

and a nice time was had by all. After this pair of jammies got wet on our 50 degrees (super, beautiful, WOW kind of day) walk with the co-op school kids, he promptly asked if he could change into a different pair of p.j's. Don't you worry, he milked that 'pajama day' privilege to the fullest! Right down to the footie pair worn to Bible study tonight! Cutie Patootie.

Oh, and hooray for them Broncos Football Men as well! Our state has been whoopin',and hollering a good bit since Sunday!


by Rachel

February 9th, 2016

There is truly quite a bit going on around these parts, although you may not get that sense from paroosing this website as of late!

These three sure get a kick out of their 'boys nights', and I can't say that I so much mind my ladies nights as well - Bible study on Tuesdays - Baby showers on Thursday - Well, shoot, I even call my 'off to clean houses/church/condos' ladies nights!! Anywhoo, sure am thankful for these three.

We have the 'preliminary' application for adopting another infant turned in, and the inch thick 'official' application sitting on Marand's desk.....praying, praying, praying!!

School is hopping right along! Isaac came home so proud of himself telling me the words he can 'read', and he sure is looking forward to his 'pajama day' at school tomorrow as well! Mrs. Russell is a gift to us! Jacob and the others students and mamas have memorized Romans 12 and are praying that it sticks with us and changes our lives! Marand is tag-teaming with Trevor and Wade in teaching through Nehemiah with the youth group, and keeping up with teaching my history class is growing our good stuff happening! I pray all is well with you all reading this, may we not be stagnate in our Christian walks - keep running!!

4th Anual Snow Sculptures!

The actual snow sculpting event has gone on for many years in Breckenridge.....but this was our 4th time going with Garrett and Beth to see them!

Praising God this day for the amazing place to live, and Jesus family to live here with!

This one is a bat hanging upside down....

This lion was one of our favorites! well as this guy working with his 'widow maker' drill!

Awwww, 'Love wins'......

Yea for Snow!

by Rachel

February 1st, 2016

We got 'a little' snow yesterday!

The boys were able to go in and out of the front of that playhouse roof last week......not now!

Makes me think of the song "White as snow, white as snow, though my sins be as scarlet, Lord I know, Lord I know, that I'm clean and forgiven. Through the power of your blood, through the wonder of your love, through faith in you I know that I can be.....White as snow."

And while the men were gone we 'partied'! They had a great men's retreat. Praising God for that.

And hooray for a little bit of progress on our kitchen island! Got the front face bolted on, and the sign attached....ready for the granite on top!


Ahhhhh, Parenting.....

Not quite sure what was going through that head...but there was some dressing 'cool' for computer time that day. Naughty little men, gave me a 'run for my money' tonight.

We have our ups, we have our downs, often times we go round and round.

It's forever forgiveness and mercies new that keep us going, that see us through.

Tonight was filled with kid tears and fighting, God designed discipline and attempted brother biting!

All in all, an interesting time, this parenting thing makes for a humorous rhyme.

Today dad left for men's retreat, I sensed it coming braced against defeat.

The boys chose to do things they knew weren't right, back-talking, whining, it was quite a site.

The grocery store was the scene of the crime, and when we got home, I gave them their due 'time'.

Thinking that was done, I ran a bath for their play, the phone chat with my sister was well underway.

Then what to our ears but chaos and fighting, I reassured myself that to bed they'd be lighting.

Encouraged to 'work it out' with each other, they proceeded to argue and pester their brother.

So, phone call cut short, I sent them to early bed, kissed their foreheads and the Bible we read.

Tomorrow may come better, or may be the same. I'll stick to the guns of this parenting game!


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