Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hello Pumpkins II

By popular request...

Tiger (Rylyn) and Skeleton (Addy)

Being "berry" cute

Mom is the mad scientist that transformed her children into these Halloweenies!

For those of you wondering...Quincy (our cat) got off the hook this year.

Hello Pumpkins


While carving our pumpkin last evening.

To Rylyn, "Do you want to put your hand inside the pumpkin and feel the guts?"

She scrunched her nose in disgust and firmly replied, "No," while shaking her head.

Tonight we will grace our neighbours with our presence. Rylyn a tiger and Addy a strawberry.

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Our lives have been in a constant state of change for the past 2.5 years. The pace has been fast. I feel like I don't know what is next. Before, next had hit me before I had time to ponder. I find myself waiting on God for the future. After waiting for babies to be born, test results to come in, I find this waiting refreshing.

Bible Reflections:

"Blessed is the man whose strength is in You...They go from strength to strength." -Psalm 84:5,7

-Whatever is next will allow my life to glorify God. It will take me from this strength to a new one.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Out of the mouths of babes

Conversation with Rylyn at 21 months old:

Me: "Can you say, 'I will listen to Mommy' ?"

Rylyn: "I will listen...to me."

Me: "No, 'I will listen to mommy.' "

Rylyn: "I will listen to...meeeee."

Me: "No, 'I will listen to mommy.' "

Rylyn: "I will listen to..."

Me: "Mommy."

Rylyn: "Meeeeee. Rylyn. I will listen to Rylyn."

This is where I gave up and started laughing.

Bible Reflections:

"But whoever listens to me will dwell safely. And will be secure, without fear of evil." - Proverbs 1:33

-Too often I listen to everyone but God. Advice. Gossip. When I take time to listen to what God has to say in His Word, I can be safe and secure in my decisions.

Forgive me Lord for when I act like a toddler and only want to listen to myself. Thank you for when you respond with love and laughter and help me to hear Your still small voice in the everyday. Amen.

Check out Hands Better Full for a good Bible Reflection from our cousin Mike.