Monday, May 25, 2009

~Happy Memorial Day~

Well, Happy Memorial Day, to you all! I hope you took time today to honor those that gave everything for our freedom, and that you pray for the repentance of our wicked nation everday. But regardless of the way our nation is looking today, I am forever grateful for all of the men and women who gave their lives so mine would be a free one.

Today we had a picnic with all of our Reformation folks, and I loved it so much! Volley ball and frisbee and watermelon; doesn't get much better than that! No really, it was a wonderful day of fellowship with all the friends we love so much, and I'll be asking Mrs. S to send me some pics so I can post 'em.

A few of the highlights:
-Got to just sit and talk with Emmie; loved it!

-Was "agressive" and actually went for the ball. (We'll get there Annina!)

-Learned that I actually knew how to throw and catch a frisbee. Who knew! (Not me..)
-Watched Daniel (not ours) and Mr. R hit awesome home runs.

-Got to hold and feed Jenna for 10 minutes before she started bawling. (Teething. It's not me!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Child-like Faith

Sunday, Daniel did something that almost made me cry.

We were sitting in the service, and Daniel was on my lap flipping through his Bible. Pastor got to a point where he said, "So a couple prays and prays, and the Lord finally blesses them with a child. They praise God, and say, 'Glory to Him, God is good!' Then two years later their little child gets hit by a car and is taken from them. Are they then to conclude that God is not good?"

Then Daniel proved he is a listener. He looked up with the most sweet, enthusiastic, and postively sure face, and said,

"Rachel, God is good."