Saturday, November 7, 2009

Move Baby, Move!

Oh baby, what I wouldn't give to feel you move again! I'm now 19 weeks and counting. Every movement is precious to me and I wait in anticipation of the next twist, kick or punch, wondering when it will happen and how it will feel. Carrying this little bundle of joy has been more fulfilling than anything I have ever experienced. Every moment I cherish in awe and wonder of God's amazing power.
On November 23, we are scheduled to have the most fun ultrasound of them all. Hopefully we will be able to find out whether we are having a little boy or girl. Although we'll love them just as much either way, we cannot wait to find out. After having dreams that our baby is a _____, I am curious to find out if there's any significance to my little mother's intuition. On Thanksgiving week, we find out once and for all whether to decorate the nursery pink or blue. I cannot wait to find out for ourselves and share the news with our family over the holiday weekend.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Very First Easter

As the weekend comes to a close, I want to take a moment to reflect on the very first Easter...

Read along with me Luke Chapter 24:1 - 9

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" "He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, " saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucifed, and the third day rise again.' " And they remembered His words. Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and all the rest.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Broken & Beautiful

*Come as you are...surrender your heart....broken and beautiful* As the words of his song beautifully portray, we are all in our own ways broken and beautiful. No matter where we have been in the past or where we may find ourselves in the future, Jesus is always there with open arms to accept us despite our shortcomings. Like the father accepted the prodigal son after his countless mistakes, we are given the open invitation to come as we are...broken and beautiful to take up our cross and follow Him.