Monday, January 11, 2010


Recently I heard this statement, the speaker was quoting someone but I forgot to write down his is the quote, "We should be assaulting the throne of God with his promises." Wow...the speaker went on to ask are we stifling or limiting the power of God in our life due to our unbelief. Of course, not discounting the sovereignty of God, but that we as humans have a degree of responsibility. We are commanded in scripture to pray and fast. How much do we do this or if we do is it a casual prayer or a desperate one? I have a prayer request that is near and dear to me; I desperately want this to happen, so as I was listening to the speaker I felt God's pull on my heart. If this request is important is it worth my giving up something in order to fast and devote my time in prayer?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Snow days!

What fun snow days are...Elle-Catherine asked me if I liked snow when I was a kid? I did...who doesn't like getting out and looking at the wonder of God's creation painted white. I immediately thought of picking ice cycles off of my grandmother's house, I loved doing that. But, however great those memories are, I enjoy watching the wonder and amazement on the faces of my children so much more! They had lots of fun. I'm not sure if I'll get the best Mommy award because I let Avery go out in the snow while sick and on antibiotics...but, it only snows a few times here!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The 12...

I think that it is so fun how these twelve children absolutely love each other. It is certainly a gift from God because this doesn't always happen in families. I watch how they interact with each other and get a little bit teary eyed. From the oldest to the youngest and everywhere in between they are developing close relationships that will last a lifetime. I am very blessed to be a part of this fun, loving, loud family.