Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wonderful Works

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!  Psalm 107:8

Praise God for His Goodness to us. And ALL the wonderful things he has done for us. God, from the foundation of the world, set a good plan into action to show us His Goodness and Kindness. Jesus is the most excellent gift of the Father’s Goodness to us. In Christ we have ALL we need to live now and eternally! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Be Good

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.  Psalm 23:6

Goodness comes from the inside out.  Goodness and Kindness work together.  Ask God to show you someone that needs to see His goodness and kindness.  Show it to that person.  It may be helping out around the house or just being sweet to your brother or sister.  Let God’s goodness bring life to those around you.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Family! Little Fellow

There are little eyes upon you,
And they're watching night and day;
There are little ears that quickly take in
Every word you say.

There are little hands all eager
To do every thing you do,
And a little boy who's dreaming
Of the day he'll be like you.
You're the little fellow's idol.
You're the wisest of the wise;
In his little mind about you
No suspicions ever rise.

There's a wide-eyed little fellow
Who believes you're always right;
And his ears are always open
As he watches day and night.

You are setting an example
Every day in all you do
For a little boy who's waiting
To grow up to be like you.

Poem by Shirley Mitton
Photo by Christina Callanan-Attebery

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Doing Something Good In A Bad Situation

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him (the man who was robbed and beaten), he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  Luke 10:33-34

Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan?  (If not you may want to go to Luke 10:30-37 and read the story.)  In a nutshell, the Good Samaritan did something about a bad situation.  He went out of his way to make things better.  He showed God’s love and goodness to a complete stranger!  Is there someone around you who’s going through a rough situation?  Find something you can do to help them.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Family! Caden 11 Months Old

What's Caden doing at 11 Months?

Cruising = Walking really well while holding onto the couch or his toys
Helping Mommy in the kitchen
Making silly faces
Loves to play peak-a-boo and this little piggy went to the market
Loves to climb over Daddy, when he's lying on the floor
Loves to talk on the phone
Loves to be tickled
Can growl like a tiger, waddle like a penguin and hop like a kangaroo
Visited the pet store, really liked the birds and puppies
Wants to feed himself
Learned how to drink from a straw
Has 2 top teeth and 2 bottom teeth

Eating: falafel, hummus, raisins, grapes, quinoa, cauliflower and eggs

Says uh-oh when he drops something, bye-bye, night-night and sings e-i-e-i-o

Weighs 19.9 pounds and is 30" tall 

Monday, March 5, 2012

More Fruit...

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  Galatians 5:22-23

Goodness – it’s more than nice.  Goodness is making deliberate choices of right over wrong, throwing up a wall of resistance when you feel like unleashing hurtful words or actions.  Goodness thinks and acts on the Fruit of the Spirit.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Family! Year One!

Our boy is 1 today! One year old already! Caden has grown and changed so much in just one year. He's a fine blend of me and David, although I think he has a lot of his Daddy in him; he loves exploring and adventures, he's funny, sweet and likes to tease. He's on the go all the time, but every now and then he stops to give us a cuddle or baby kisses. We love our boy!