Sunday, March 23, 2014

Did You Hear It?

There is Rejoicing in Heaven tonight! Did you hear them?

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the Angels of God over one sinner who repents. Luke 15:10

One little girl has been asking me all week about Heaven...."mom, does everybody go to Heaven when they die?" This has been repeated for days and I
have diligently answered her....today she asked again.  This time she said, "I know I don't have Jesus in my heart because I can't have the juice at church." She connected the dots on this one herself...a new break through! I just turned to ask her if she would like to change that and she smiled and said,"Yes!" Dad was close by and he came and did some more explaining and she eagerly accepted The Lord! That my friends is why the angels are rejoicing in Heaven tonight...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cabin Fever



It has been a long winter. I have heard that over and over this winter. We have had lots of winter storms here in the northeast but living in New England--that is par for the course.  Things like sitting near the fire warm and cozy keep us going with hopes of spring on the horizon.  Thoughts of outside activities like camping, hiking or kayaking keep our hearts happy while we shovel for the umpteenth time!

This winter, we have fared a different kind of storm. Hope has kept us going....hopes of healed minds and bodies, miracles that have kept us going when we felt like we couldn't take another step, powerful lessons from the the one that loves us most and holds us in the palm of His hands.

We see glimpses of a different kind of spring and take each delicate step in faith knowing God is going to meet us right where we are. Knowing He knows our future, has our back on all the details.

He looks to us to die to self, 

He wants us to humbly wait for his direction,

Sometimes looking to Him to sustain us for a day, or sometimes by the minute. Life is not for the faint of heart but holding onto His promises that the JOY will come...in the little things...

a phone call from a dear one,

a note of encouragement,

a chance to help someone else despite what tumbles in our lives,

the break through of words tumbling out of a toddlers mouth,

the realization of a hurting heart that they really do just have to trust God...not because mom and dad say so!

a little one asking Jesus into her heart (smile!)

a healthy report from the doctor,

an answer to prayers that a precious child has found their forever family!

The Christian life is one of change--changing to become more of what we are being called to and less of what the world has to say about it.  Changing hearts and minds to reflect Christ.  Leaning on the one who created us and trusting Him in everything. We are waiting for with great expectations of the things HE has in store for us ...joy, Hope and love...what a gift!

Isaiah 43:2
When you go through deep water, I will be with you. When you go trough rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up, the flames will not consume me.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kiara's Dance Excitement

Yesterday we saw Kiara's dance costume and found out about her being a part of Mary Poppins. She is dancing ballet to Practically Perfect. She is so excited!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's Been A Long Winter!

As we stay inside because of cold temperatures...everyone has more energy than they can handle. Today was no exception --we talked about big muscles....we blew some steam off by being silly. I took a few pictures if our antics...smile!

Happy Birthday Devon

A bit late with pictures but our sweet Devon celebrated his birthday his past weekend! Oh what a fun age...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Jason

Today our Jason turned 14 years old. We did our usual celebrating and then headed off to a ChaD Battle of Badges...police and fire offices faced off in an exciting game. Oma and Aunt Suzy joined us so we sat in the police side since Suzy is a State Trooper. ..
.they won 5-4 in an exciting game that also raised over $200,000 for the children's hospital.