Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Christians" - by Mayla Angelo

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'."

I'm whispering "I was lost,

Now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I don't speak of this with pride.

I'm confessing that I stumble

and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not trying to be strong.

I'm professing that I'm weak

And need His strength to carry on.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not bragging of success.

I'm admitting I have failed

And need God to clean my mess.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not claiming to be perfect,

My flaws are far too visible

But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I still feel the sting of pain.

I have my share of heartaches

So I call upon His name.

When I say... "I am a Christian"

I'm not holier than thou,

I'm just a simple sinner

Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Floss

Last night we went outside and started carving our pumpkins. Once we got to the gross part of gutting our pumpkins Dan told Jacob that the stringy pumpkin guts were dental floss. Jacob loves to floss his teeth, so listening to his Dad he started putting the stringy pumpkin guts through is mouth like he does when he gets dental floss! I thought it was pretty gross and told him to stop! Of course his Dad said that it was fine, and encouraged Jacob to continue flossing his teeth. Unfortunately, Jacob wasn't happy just flossing with the pumpkin guts. Jacob started spooning out the guts and eating them! I decided to lighten up...and just let my baby have fun no matter how much he was covering himself in pumpkin. We kept asking him if the pumpkin guts tasted good...he kept replying YEAH...num! It was so sweet to watch this child that God has blessed me with exploring his pumpkin. I told myself this is his first pumpkin, I will never see him at this age again eating pumpkin and making messes! I found myself not just enjoying the minutes that passed by, but loving every moment and so very thankful for the memories that we made!