Monday, February 8, 2010

5 yrs old today!

It's our Grandson Wyatt 5 years ago. Time goes so fast.

This is one of the sleepers we gave Wyatt. What a doll he was.

His baptism day. I had a great time sewing this baptism romper.

Just look at him now!
He's such a big boy who loves to play with his friends.

He loves having his dad or mom read to him!

He loves having his Papa and Nana visit him.

He spends time playing outside in their yard, in the park and in the leaves and snow.

He has a great time with his siblings,
here he is walking his baby sister shortly after she turned 1yr old.
He is five today and he is still a doll!
Happy Birthday Wyatt, We love you and always will!

Here he is with his older sister and the roller skates we got him last year for his 4th birthday.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Going Home

My Aunt Viola , my dads sister went home early yesterday morning. I am posting a beautiful song, by a boys choir from England, Libera. Here are just a few of the words, remember that in the Bible, Jesus is called the Bright and Morning Star. I hope you enjoy it! You will need to scroll down to the pink play list on the right side and hit the center button to turn off my blog music.

Going Home, going home, I am going home, quiet like, some still day, I am going home, work all done, care laid by, never fear no more, lots of faces will gather there, all the friends I knew. No more fear, no more pain, no ...more slumber by the way, Morning Star lights the way, restless dreams all gone, shadows gone break of day, real life has begun.

Libera - Going Home (Full Version - Live)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Something good from something bad!

We had a bag of apples that were not as firm, crunchy or as tasty as we had hoped. My husband had a suggestion to make a apple pie from the apples. So I peeled, cut and sliced the apples, put them in a home made crust, added sugar and Cinnamon and here we are, ready for the oven.
I always sprinkle a bit of sugar over the top crust, whats a little more sugar when your talking about a pie? Right?

UM-NUM! Something very very good
from something that was not so good!

This reminds me of our sinful selves, we are all bad by nature, born in sin! Only God takes something not so good and turns it (us) into something very very good, righteous, godly, through His son Jesus, we are cleansed by the blood of the perfect lamb, (Jesus) and forgiven for all our badness. We are changed through Baptism and we become a new person, adopted by Christ and we carry His name, Christian.
As scripture tells us in Romans 6:4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Just like these not-so-good apples no longer exist , our old self no longer exists, we have put on a new self through the Holy Spirit! We are like that pie, sweet, and tasty and good in the eyes of our loving, forgiving God! It's true!