Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday's Musings...

I hope y'all had a blessed weekend...
we sure did.
Saturday evening we had a baby shower
for a young lady at church.
Baby showers are such fun.
What a blessing it is to celebrate
the arrival of a precious little one!

We had a blessed Lord's Day, as well.
Pastor has been having a theme this month
that he has called "October-Blest".
Each Sunday is focused on a different blessing.
Yesterday morning was the blessing of church.
What a blessing it is, too!
(By the way, in case y'all are unaware
October is Pastor Appreciation Month...
be sure to let your pastor know
that you appreciate all that he does.
Don't forget about his wife, too.)

Yesterday evening, as we were leaving
to head to the evening service
we witnessed a beautiful sunset sky...

It was breathtaking!

In the evening service, we had an individual
that accepted Christ as his Saviour! Praise the Lord!
There's a new name written down in Glory! ;o)

Today was, mostly, a work day for us.
After quiet time, I chiseled away at Mount Washmore,
cleaned up in the kitchen, caught up on a few phone calls,
took the bunk beds apart and rearranged
the girls' bedroom (phew), bathed the children and more.

Before heading to her room for some school work
and her violin practice/lessons,
Ally took advantage of the quietness
of the younger ones playing outside
and played the piano...

(those are new 'Oreo' pajamas she made over the weekend...
out of old bedsheets)

The younger ones were outside, playing in the birdbath
(I filled it with fresh water)...

Ally worked on Worldview and Violin most of the day.
Will enjoyed reading, reading, and more reading,
as well as creative play.
Here he was reading "Little House on the Prairie"
(for the second time in one week)...

He enjoys telling me all about what he's read
(which, of course, counts as narration).

The lil' girls enjoyed putting on a little puppet show
(among other things)...

They had put the puppet stand together and all. ;o)

Quite an accomplishment for these two girls.
I enjoyed watching their presentation
and listening to them sing "Jesus Loves Me". ;o)

Tomorrow will be an errand-running day.
I hope to respond to comments soon. ;o)

I hope y'all enjoy your week!

(a portion of Scripture from my quiet time today)

"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Anonymous said...

What a glorious work of art our Creator painted for His children's pleasure!

Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Oh, and Ally is some seamstress! You are a great teacher! I'm so inspired to learn to sew!!! (Please see my return comment in my blog.)

Do you think there'll be oreos in heaven, though? ;O)


Anonymous said...

Hi Chritine
The sunset is so very pretty. I love the new jammies. Sounds like you had a busy day.

Bren said...

The sunset is like one I have never seen before. Gorgeous!
I also witnessed a 30 something woman accept Christ as her Saviour at Sunday evening service. It was as beautiful as the sunset!

Jessica said...

Amen for the soul who was saved! Thanks for sharing, it always nice to rejoice about that.

God Bless

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Busy, busy, busy!!
WOW!!! That sunset was gorgeous!! The most beautiful one I've ever seen. Thanks for posting those pictures.
Do you teach others to sew, besides Ally? BTW -- I finished those projects I was working on; there's pictures on my blog if you want to check them out.

Madeleine said...

That sunset!!! WOW!! And it was just a picture, I can't even imagine seeing it with my own four eyes!!!

Sounds like a lovely Lord's day!

Marci said...

Sounds like you had an over all wonderful day. I loved the pictures of the sunset.

Amy/BookLover said...

Hey! I like those oreo pajamas!!! Can I have them??? :-)

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Beautiful sunset! We had a very pretty one tonight too. Sounds like you all had a very productive weekend. My kids love to do puppet shows too! Too cute.

Have a wonderful evening.

Tori said...

Isn't God a wonderful artist! He paints some of the most beautiful pictures!
Sounds like you were pretty busy and productive. enjoyed reading.

Happymama said...

Beautiful pictures! I had a lot of catching up to do. I enjoyed the pictures of the museum, the rock house, and the festival. Looks like you had a most wonderful time together. I'm so glad. Ally looked so pretty in her dress and cape. She really did do a great job on it.


Jeannie said...

Very nice photograph of the sunset!

Karen said...

Your days are as full as ours are right now! I'm slowly getting back into posting/commenting after my break.
I love the beautiful pictures of the sky. It looks like it's on fire!

Kristy Jo said...

I LOVE that you have a red head too :P I always ask my son who has the coolest hair in the family and he always exclaims "I DO!"

i always enjoy reading your posts! they are all very encouraging, i have went back and read some old posts as well and the ones about the family. It is a blessing!

HsKubes said...

Suwei ~ Thank you for sharing that Scripture. ;o)
I look forward to seeing your journey of learning to sew. Seeing your blog stirs up my interest to decorate cakes. ;o) You do a great job.

Elizabeth ~ We thought the sunset was so pretty, too.
I thought Ally's jammies turned out so cute. ;o)

Bren ~ Yes, it was SO gorgeous. I was so glad I was able to get the camera! ;o)
How wonderful that you were able to witness a woman accept Christ. Praise the Lord!

Jess ~ Yes, Amen! It is definately something to rejoice about when a new name is written down in Glory. ;o)

Pam ~ Glad you enjoyed the sunset. We sure did. ;o)
I haven't really taught anyone else to sew, yet, but am willing. ;o) The opportunity just hasn't arose.
I enjoyed seeing your finished products. You did a wonderful job!

Madeleine ~ It was quite beautiful. And, yes, it was a lovely Lord's day. ;o)

Marci ~ Yes, it was a wonderful Lord's day. I'm glad you enjoyed the picture.

Amy ~ So glad you liked the Oreo jammies. I'm afraid they are spoken for, though. ;o)

Amy ~ The sunset was such a blessing... so was watching the girls do a puppet show. ;o)

Tori ~ Yes, God is a wonderful Artist! It was great to hear from you. ;o)

Kristi ~ Thank you. ;o)
Hope to meet up with y'all next year, Lord willing. ;o)

Jeannie ~ Thank you very much. ;o)

Karen ~ Yes, our days have been quite full. I was glad to hear from you. Hope all is well with you and I look forward to checking in to see how things are going.

Kristy Jo ~ How cute, what your son says. I love having a redhead! ;o) I enjoyed seeing the photos of yours. That red hair sure is handsome, huh? ;o)
Thank you for your kind words. It blesses my heart to know that others are encouraged when they visit. ;o)

~ Christina


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