Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New videos

This is a new development in the past couple days - pulling up to a stand. He's almost a toddler! I can't take it.


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Here's another video for the grandparents
of him feeding himself pears.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Weekend and a crazy story!

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We had a great Easter weekend. It was nice having Friday off work and Thomas and I got a lot done thanks to a lovely friend watching Judah for the day. We were able to put mulch in our flowerbed and pack up some things to sell at the SEBTS yard sale this coming weekend.

We attend church on Saturday so that's when we celebrated Easter with our church body. We had a lot of baptisms after each service and Thomas and I both had the opportunity to be baptism counselors. I met a really nice girl named Rachel who just became a believer at 25 years old after attending Summit for only a few months. It was encouraging to hear her testimony and to see how God is using our church and it's members to bring people to Himself.

Judah also started saying a new word this weekend, "Uh oh!" We would say it and he kept saying it back. It was so much fun!


Judah saying uh oh!
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Sitting on the front porch
Chilling on the front porch

Sunday we had lunch with some couples from our small group down at the park close to our house. It was a great time and a beautiful day at that. When we got home we decided some more time outside as I washed the car and Thomas did some things in the yard. Judah hung out with us too in his Jumparoo on the front porch. Here comes the crazy story part...

Judah started to get a little fussy so I was going to go inside and grab a paci. As I walk up to the glass storm door, which the Jumparoo with Judah in it is sitting right in front of. I look down at the floor inside the house and what do I see looking up at me with it's head raised but a black SNAKE. I screamed and immediately picked Judah up and ran off the porch. THOMAS!! There is a snake...IN OUR HOUSE! Haha! My awesomely brave and manly husband ran inside the house and shut the door as I clung to Judah shaking. A few minutes later he comes out holding the snake with our kitchen tongs and is wielding a shovel from beside our fireplace. Before he can get it on the ground it briefly gets wrapped around his arm, then he finally shakes it off and cuts off it's head with the shovel. It lay on the ground for at least 10 minutes still writhing around headless. It was pretty crazy! I just kept thinking of all the what ifs...and imagined it crawling past Judah to get into the house. SHUDDER.

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Snake my manly husband murdered

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Miraculous Book

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"The Bible is a unity. That is, perhaps, the most amazing of all the amazing things that are true of it. It consists of sixty-six separate units, written over more than a thousand years against a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, by people who for the most part worked independently of each other and show no awareness that their books would become canonical Scripture. The books themselves are of all kinds: prose jostling poetry, hymns rubbing shoulders with history, sermons with statistics, letters with liturgies, lurid visions with a love song.

Why do we bind up this collection between the same two covers, call it The Holy Bible, and treat it as one book? One justification for doing this - one of many - is that the collection as a whole, once we start to explore it, proves to have an organic coherence that is simply stunning. Books written centuries apart seem to have been designed for the express purpose of supplementing and illuminating each other. There is throughout one leading character (God the Creator), one historical perspective (world redemption), one focal figure (Jesus, who is both Son of God and Savior), and one solid body of harmonious teaching about God and godliness. Truly the inner unity of the Bible is miraculous: a sign and a wonder, challenging the unbelief of our skeptical age."

- J.I. Packer, the forward to The Unfolding Mystery by Edmund Clowney

Monday, April 18, 2011

Prodigal Son Story

This past weekend at the Summit Church the sermon text was Luke 15. Luke 15 contains the story of the Prodigal Son. When the sermon was over they showed this video about Rick (one of the elders at the Summit) and his son Mike. It's about 8 and a half minutes but it just keeps getting better and better as it goes on. Leslie and I were both in tears. This really is a remarkable story and the video guys at the Summit did a great job with it. Enjoy!

Prodigal Son Story from The Summit Church on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Gospel is Better Than Religion

“In a sermon Dick Lucas once preached, he recounted an imaginary conversation between an early Christian and her neighbor in Rome.

“Ah,” the neighbor says. “I hear you are religious! Great! Religion is a good thing. Where is your temple or holy place?”

“We don’t have a temple,” replies the Christian. “Jesus is our temple.”

“No temple? But where do your priests work and do their ritual?”

“We don’t have priests to mediate the presence of God,” replies the Christian. “Jesus is our priest.”

“No priests? But where do you offer your sacrifices to acquire the favor of your God?”

“We don’t need a sacrifice,” replies the Christian. “Jesus is our sacrifice.”

“What kind of religion is this?” sputters the pagan neighbor.

And the answer is, it’s no kind of religion at all.”
(Tim Keller, King's Cross, p.48)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I love the weekends...

Judah 10 months
He's such a happy baby


More crawling action

The Simplest, Most Complex Commericial



I had some of my friends make this for my Grandmother. Enjoy.

Friday, April 08, 2011

He's changed a lot...

Judah's Growth by LeslieECU
Judah's Growth, a photo by LeslieECU on Flickr.

Monday, April 04, 2011

10 months

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love how his feet are crossed

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He's on the move

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Going...

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Gone