Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ambassadors to the Nations

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.  2 Corinthians 5:20 (KJV)
So we are Christ's ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ's personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.  2 Corinthians 5:20 (AMP)

Just as nations send ambassadors to represent their countries, you’ve been appointed by God to represent Jesus on the earth.  This may seem like a big responsibility, but He has equipped you for this.  He has given you His name, the power of His Word and put His own Spirit inside you.  When people see you they see Jesus. You are Christ’s representative here on earth! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shinning Lights

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life…  Philippians 2:15-16 

This is the time to follow God, no matter what – to give Him your whole life.  You are not just an ordinary man or woman.  You are a child of the Most High God!  You are a bright, shinning light to the world! You have been sent to speak for Christ. You are bringing them the Good News of God’s love.  You are an ambassador of Jesus Christ!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Walking In Power

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”  Romans 6:4

As a Christian you have the same life God gave Jesus when He was raised from the dead.  You are a new person.  You are full of the life-giving power of God.  As you spend time in the Bible and in prayer, the Holy Spirit will strengthen you and enable you to overcome and crush any old habits in your life.  You can walk in the power of God today!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Family! Cow Appreciation Day 2012

Thanks Chick-fil-a for a free lunch today! 

We had a blast dressing up Caden as a baby calf and taking the herd out for lunch. Caden even moo-ed a few times although it sounded like a bear, cows growl didn't ya know, silly ipod app that makes the cow sound like he's growling... And he kept his cute little ears on for quite a while. 

Caden's favorite part was drinking lemonade and playing in the kids area for the first time.

Photos: David & Tammy Larsen - Do not copy or alter
Digital Scrapbook: SmileBox
Cow Ear Tutorial: http://brianandbethany.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/cow-appreciation-day-costume-tutorial/

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Made It! DIY Dry Erase Frame

For my birthday my brother gave me The Ultimate Insanely Super Hot Chili Pepper Cookbook. The recipes are truly insanely hot, David loves hot stuff so this is the perfect book. I loved the cover of the book, the colors and design are great. I've been wanting to decorate our kitchen but wasn't sure what to do, when I saw the cover I was inspired and decided on chili peppers! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

You Have The Power

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him (Jesus), that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  Romans 6:6

If we are to live in Jesus’ fullness, we need to see ourselves crucified with Christ and raised with Him in His strength and abundance. Jesus is the One who conquered death, sickness, poverty, fear and shame.  Because Jesus lives in you, you have power on the inside of you to say NO to sin and choose to serve the God who made you and loves you!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Family! Happy Birthday America 2012

Why do we celebrate Independence day? Simply put, freedom! The Fourth of July is our country's birthday. July 4, 1776 is the day our country's founders declared independence from Great Britain. This meant we would no longer follow the orders of Britain's king. At the time, Britain had one of the world's strongest armies, and going against the king was a crime punishable by death. But the king's laws were unfair, so our founders decided it was worth the risk of war to win the freedom to govern ourselves. David Barton's website has some great articles on America's heritage.

We had a little cook-out to celebrate our freedom. Our favorite Cowboy, Uncle Coco, brought over steaks and jalapeno peppers, stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon. The boys said the peppers were spicy, but they smelled so good... I've never actually eaten a jalapeno pepper and figured now would be a good time, David said he would finish whatever I couldn't. After one bite I was hooked, they were delicious, but very hot!!! I had to drink a ton of water and eat two slices of bread before my mouth stopped burning! Some how I think those weren't jalapenos!

Photos: Tammy Larsen Do not copy or alter
Digital Scrapbook: SmileBox

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Family! Caden's 1st Haircut

Well, I finally worked up enough courage to give Little Bear his 1st haircut.

After watching a few videos on you tube, to get an idea of what needed to be done. We armed ourselves with a popsicle, raisins, tape measure (one of Caden's favorite toys), and water bottle, put Caden in his high chair and started cutting...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crucified With Christ

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20

We are crucified with Christ and Christ lives in us.  What does this mean?  Jesus became like us so we could become like Him.  He became a man and freely gave His life for you. Now we can choose to turn from our old ways and freely live our life for Him. We live this Christ life out by faith. Faith is believing and trusting God. We believe in the God who loved us and choose to live our life as testimony for Him.