Sunday, February 28, 2010
Judah is moving so much now. What a special thing to feel him move inside me and watch my stomach rippling around with life. I put my hand there and wonder if he's comfortable flipping all around. I can't wait for the moment he's born and I can finally hold him in my arms and look into those precious eyes. Stare at those tiny hands and cute little toes. Nuzzle up in that cute little neck with the softest skin. I'm only a few weeks away from the third trimester and the time has seemed to creep and fly by at the same time. June can't come soon enough!
Everyone says it's such a strange feeling to love someone so much that you've never even met. I finally know the feeling. Thanks to all the mothers out there who've endured the worst from us. Especially my own. I love you mama.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"Tis not that I did choose Thee,
For Lord, that could not be;
This heart would still refuse Thee,
Hadst Thou not choosen me...
My heart owns none before Thee,
For Thy rich grace I thirst;
This knowing, if I love Thee,
Thou must have loved me first."
Josiah Conder, 1836
Monday, February 22, 2010
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In my place, He stood condemned
He Who knew no sin became sin for us
That we might become, His righteousness
Bearing all my sin and shame
The punishment and blame He conquered the grave
That we might become, the heirs of grace
In my place, Jesus died
The spotless Lamb laid down His life
The wrath of God was satisfied
In my place, Jesus died
Nail pierced hands, Bleeding side, His body bruised, My God crucified
A crown of thorns, Dying cries, His flesh was torn, My God crucified x2
Hallelujah, What a Savior! x4
2 Corinthians 5:17-21: The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Romans 5:8-9: …but God shows his love for us in that while we were still
sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Do the songs sung in your church ring with good solid biblical theology?
Saturday, February 06, 2010
I've gotten a lot more done on the blanket also! Here's sort of how it will be laid out. I still have about 50 more medium and tiny squares to do along with 4 really big squares. It's going to end up being big enough to cover the top of a double size bed. Big! Needless to say, I doubt baby Crane's going to be carrying it around the house as his own. I've added some new colors since the first post, a dark blue, bright red and charcoal gray. It's going to take a while to stitch all the pieces together when I finally get done with all the squares, but it'll be worth it!
People have asked about the nursery and what we're doing with it. I guess I'm kind of using this blanket as an inspiration for my color palette. I'm not a big fan of pastels so I really didn't want to go that route. I'd like to keep it sort of modern and fresh and not do the whole juvenile theme thing either. Although I really do like safari animals like elephants, monkeys, giraffes, etc. since Thomas grew up in Kenya. It's lots of fun looking at Ohdeedoh by Apartment Therapy to get ideas on how to do some creative things yourself.
These are just a few of the images from Ohdeedoh that I really like as inspiration. I'm excited about putting it all together eventually.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Here's a picture of our snow covered house. Thomas and I have enjoyed some extra time at home together but I think we're both starting to get a little stir crazy. No school or work today, but back on schedule tomorrow. This weekend we're attending Southeastern's 20/20 Conference: City Within A City, Church, Culture and Counterculture with speakers including Matt Chandler (via video), David Platt, J.D. Greear (our pastor), and Danny Akin. We went last year and it was really good.