Yesterday's Devotional

from Sarah Young's 'Jesus Calling'

I am preparing you for what is on the road ahead, just around the bend. Take time to be still in My Presence so that I can strengthen you. The busier you become, the more you need this time apart with Me. So many people think that time spent with Me is a luxury they cannot afford. As a result, they live and work in their own strength - until that becomes depleted. Then they either cry out to Me for help or turn away in bitterness.
How much better it is to walk closed to Me, depending on My strength and trusting Me in every situation. If you live in this way, you will do less but accomplish far more. Your unhurried pace of living will stand out in the rush-crazed age. Some people may deem you lazy, but many more will be blessed by your peacefullness. Walk in the Light with Me, and you will reflect Me to the watching world.

Isaiah 64:4

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me
you can do nothing.

Psalm 36:9

For with you is the fountain of life: in your light we see light.


Christmas 2011

What a wonderful Christmas it was - full of family and fun and lots of food! The older I get, the more I cherish each and every one of the family members God blessed me with and the greatest gift is being able to spend time all together with everyone, especially since it doesn't happen too often. 

Christmas Eve morning ~ best day of the year!

Mira & Adelaide were so excited to see each other they each, independently woke up to see each other and had a 1am playdate :)

um...what are we doing up right now? shouldn't we be sleeping?

Christmas morning :)

Beautiful girlies all dressed up for Christmas

love these 2 so much!

best $5 ever spent - her favorite Christmas gift - Dora spinbrush

love when she's so focused on playing

Uncle Justin - forever surrounded by the gaggle of nieces

The 2 oldest girl cousins with the 2 youngest ~ Mira, Madelyn, Adelaide & Meredyth

family time :)

Mary & Jenna

Justin, Gwen & Maggi

Papa and Samuel

Joy & Adelaide

Seth & Emma Clare

The boys ~ Caleb, Justin & Seth

so sleepy!

Photo of the Grandkids
take 1 - emma clare missing...

take 2 - hmm...emma clare running from the shot...

take 3....Adelaide's starting to lose it...

take 4...aha...Caleb got her!

lots of games :)

Naomi & Uncle Scott

me & sis!

jenna, me & mary

2 Very sleepy girls watching Baby Einstein

Looking forward to 2012 and to what God has in store for us!