Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
We are thankful we have made it through the year well
here’s a few things about our life in 2011, we’d like to tell:
Took a trip to the beach in the spring
Bought a full-sized van- talk about bling bling!
Continued to teach our boys at home while we walked by the way,
Reading’, writin’, rithmatic, and learning what God has to say.
Piano and fiddle practice are daily for my oldest 3
that would be Jared, Jesse, Justin, but not Judson Lee!
He and John Russel, are waiting in line for their time (age 6)
Knowing them as I do, I’m sure that they’ll do fine.
Received a gift from God in the form of TWIN BOYS! (Joshua Courage, Josiah Christian)
With presents like these- who cares about toys.
Their presence in fills our hearts with love
is there any doubt this was ordained from above?
Our life revolves around our family and the church
centering our lives on those things has never left us in the lurch.
Yes, 2011 is in the can
God has helped us- in this race we have thus ran
His Kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy
More valuable than houses, land, and wealth- even that favorite toy.
When we are weak He is strong
When other have given up, His grace suffers long.
He forgives our sin and heals our disease
Where else in the in the world could one possibly find these?
He is not a concept, but a person instead
His name is Jesus, have you not read:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
We love Him because he loved us first
He satisfies every longing and quenches every thirst.
If we amount to anything- if in our lives the fruit comes in
We’ll know without a doubt, it was all because of Him.
Our prayer for you: our family and friends that read this letter, is that you would know
the height, the depth, and the breadth of the LORD our God.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
By the way, Amy and I heard that the Woodburn Factory Stores were opening at 9pm and we thought it would be fun to go. As I was driving to the motel near the outlets to pick her up, I started getting a little worried. I never dreamed it would be so crazy. I just assumed people from our town would be the only ones there at that time. Boy was I wrong. You should have seen the backup on the freeway. Somehow we managed to find the very last parking spot in the overflow parking. We had a great time...so much fun to shop just the two of us with no little ones in tow. :)