Tuesday, November 29, 2011

fun times

Friday, November 18, 2011

eyes and smile

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Deep stuff

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
Proverbs 18.2

Take your time and think about the above.... It's so true!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

National Adoption Month

“And whoever welcomes a little child like this, receives me.” - Matthew 18:5
“In you alone, the orphans find compassion.” - Hosea 14:4

Carson brought a whole new meaning to my life when we became a family through adoption.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

To move or not to move

Yes, our home is still for sale. I know, I know, I know.... the market stinks!
Do we rent our home and move?
Do we stay put for another year and ride out the market?
Do we lower the price and take a hit?
Do just move and say, heck with it?
Do we add onto our home?

The bigger issue is... do we build the new home or move to Guatemala?
Well, Jonathan and I are both praying about the above-
Time will tell :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

To all

the veterans (my Dad being one of them), Thank You!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Who are you talking to?

I heard Carson talking in bed tonight. I asked him "who are you talking to"? He quickly replied "Jesus"! I stood at his door for a minute and he said, "Mommy, I am asking Jesus why the whale ate Johnny"?

An hour later, Carson is still talking. Once again, I asked him "who are you talking to now"? He replied "still Jesus,Mommy. I want to know how he got his powers".

Monday, November 7, 2011

asking, it's a banana

-Have you ever asked someone to do something for you and right away they go into what they have to do? It gets on my nerves! However, when they need me to do something, I have to be willing and able- really?!

-Why are people so self-centered and self-absorbed but claim to be a christian?

-Why are people willing to travel thousands of millions to help others but do not help their own family unless asked?

conversation tonight:

Carson: I have to go to the bathroom.
Me: Ok, the light is on.
Carson: Mommy can you come here?
Me: ok, in a minute
Carson: Mommy hurry a brown banana came out of my body
Me: No, I do not think so
Carson: Well it sure does look like it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Carson's first trophy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A 5 year-old conviction

Lately we've been teaching Carson why stealing is wrong. He was involved in an incident at school recently where some matchbox cars that didn't belong to him ended up in his pocket. Normally, Carson says that "school is stupid" so we tried to reverse his thinking and explain that school is cool that stealing is stupid and "not cool". Well, today on the way home from school, Carson noticed some bags of toys in the back seat. He recognized that the toys were ones from his toybox and his room. He asked Jonathan why his toys were in the bags so Jonathan explained that these were toys he didn't really play with anymore and there were many children who didn't have any toys. Carson thought about it for a few minutes then said to Jonathan, "But Dad, that's stealing". Jonathan had to hold back the laughter and explain that it wasn't stealing. When Jonathan told me about it, I had to laugh because I never did ask Carson if I could take his toys so I suppose in some sense he was right.

Then today while Jonathan was working Carson came into the room and picked up my bible and starting pretending to read from it. Jonathan said all of a sudden Carson made the statement, "slow obedience is no obedience". Jonathan had to do a double-take and then asked Carson where he heard that. Carson said his teacher at school told it to him. Jonathan and I were both impressed with what the teacher is teaching as well as the fact that he remembered what the teacher said. We were also both convicted by what the statement means for each of us.