Saturday, January 31, 2009

And the winners are.....

Honorable mention goes to Bryan Lopez. His wife is about to have a baby girl, so she will be receiving a pair of booties very soon!

And now for the winners....

A pair of little boy booties and The Culture Shift book goes to:
Sandy at A Mother's Musings

A pair of little girl booties and The Gospel According to Jesus goes to:
Stacy Gibbs at The Fancy Fritter

Thank you for all who entered!

I hope you enjoy your books!

Mr President...

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Dr's appt

Paysie had her 4 month appointment a month late :)

It's no surprise to us that she is well over 17 pounds and almost 27 inches long!

She is in size 4 diapers, and size 12-18 month clothing.

She checked out perfect in every way and was laughing as the Dr checked her out.

Poor Nolan though....he is really bothered when she has to get her shots. He could care less when his brothers get theirs, but when he has to hear his little sister crying (even if it's only for a few short moments), he has a really hard time. He cowered in the corner with his hands covering his ears. He's such a good big brother!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's been a hard day

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Isaiah 41: 10, 13 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand....For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Philipians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Ephesians 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.

1 Peter 4:12-13 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

John 16: 33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though ourwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Romans 8: 18-23 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My girl

Time for BOOKS and BOOTIES! Can someone say Bloggy Giveaway time???

That's right! It's time for the quarterly Bloggy Giveaway Carnival! Be sure to sign up for some great giveaways :) There's bound to be lots of great stuff!

I haven't participated in the past few carnivals because life has been so busy. By the time I realized there was one going on, it was already mid-week and too late to give something away. Five kids under the age of seven will do that to a person!

Not this time!

My love of crocheting and my love of books will be combined into what each winner will receive!

There will be TWO winners...yes TWO! Each winner will receive a book and a pair of booties!

The booties have yet to be made since it's up to you whether they are for a boy or a girl...and I also need to know the age of the child you are wanting them for (up to a year old)!

Here is a picture of booties I made for my little girl....

The pair you receive will be similar to this, but different colors of course!

The books up for grabs are:

Here is a brief synopsis:
Are you prepared to address the most challenging cultural issues of your time?

Mass media and technology are exploding. Popular entertainment relentlessly pushes the envelope. Biomedicine stretches ethical boundaries. Political issues shift with the polls.

The world in which you live is in the midst of a major cultural transformation–one leading to a widespread lack of faith, an increase in moral relativism, and a rejection of absolute truth. How are we to remain faithful followers of Christ as we live in this ever-shifting culture? How should we think about–and respond to–the crucial moral questions of our day? How can we stand up for the truth?

In Culture Shift, Dr. R. Albert Mohler–one of today’s leading Christian thinkers and spokespersons–addresses these tough topics clearly, biblically and passionately:

•Christian faith and politics
•The Supreme Court and religion
•The truth about terrorism
•Christian parents and public schools
•The abortion debate
•Christian response to global tragedies
•And many more

Here is trustworthy help for developing a comprehensive Christian worldview. It’s timely information powerfully connected to timeless truth that will equip you to stand strong and speak out.

The second book to be given away is:

A brief synopsis:

What does Jesus mean when he says, “Follow me”?

The first edition of The Gospel According to Jesus won wide acclaim in confronting the “easy-believism” that has characterized some aspects of evangelical Christianity. Over the past 50 years, a handful of books have become true classics, revered world-wide for their crystal-clear presentation of the Gospel and lauded for their contribution to the Christian faith. These extraordinary books are read, re-read, and discussed in churches, Bible study groups, and homes everywhere. John MacArthur’s The Gospel According to Jesus is one of those books. In The Gospel According to Jesus, MacArthur tackles the idea of “easy believism,” challenging Christians to re-evaluate their commitment to Christ by examining their fruits. MacArthur asks, “What does it really mean to be saved?” He urges readers to understand that their conversion was more than a mere point in time, that, by definition, it includes a lifetime of obediently walking with Jesus as Lord. This 20th anniversary edition of MacArthur’s provocative, Scripture-based book contains one new chapterand is further revised to provide Christians in the 21st century a fresh perspective on the intrinsic relationship between faith and works, clearly revealing Why Jesus is both Savior and Lord to all who believe.

To be one of the winners of this giveaway, you have to leave me a comment answering this:

What book, second to the Bible, has had the most significant affect on your life? and WHY?

And if you win, who will be receiving the booties?

Be sure I have access to your email address! You don't need to have a blog to leave a comment...just be sure I have a way to contact you.

The winners will be chosen by Saturday, January 31st!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Let's not forget the unborn

How would you feel if you were trumped by the economy? or welfare reform? or change?

Let us never forget the importance of the sanctity of human life.

Let us be advocates for those that are unable to speak for themselves!

Here are some great links and sermons that can help us in our battle to save the unborn:

RC Sproul:
What Are the Key Issues?
How Sacred Is Human Life?
When Does Life Begin?
What Is the Relationship of Church and State?
What About Those Who Demand Their Rights?
What Is Your Verdict?

Why Are We Striving to Make Abortion Unthinkable? By John Ensor

Four Reasons You Might Be Aborted: An Open Letter to Fetal Humans By Joe Carter

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Paul Washer: Ten Indictments

Wow. We watched this last night, and it was incredible.

You can get a free DVD of this sermon here.

I highly recommend watching this!

Here is the small write-up about it:

Preached Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 at the Revival Conference in Atlanta,
Georgia. Paul Washer delivers a urgent appeal to the Christians and Churches
in North America that many have been believing a false gospel and have false
assurance of their salvation. He lists 10 indictments against the modern Church
system in America. This is a historical urgent message, tell others and spread the
message. We need a reformation and revival of a biblical standard!
- Greg Gordon (Revival Conference Organizer)

It's free...can't go wrong with that!

You can also watch it in the video below, but you might be more comfortable watching it on your tv since it is 117 minutes long!

5 months time flies!

Paysie is a my little talker. I think we may have to put her in the nursery at church next week! She can be quite a distraction, and I've had to get up with her.

She loves her jumperoo...

She continues to go to bed at 7-7:30pm and sleeps until 7:30am! A girl does need her beauty sleep :)

I have yet to feed her solids, but I did pick up a few jars of baby food to try out soon. It's funny because when I had Nolan, I couldn't wait to give him food. When it comes to #5, it's just one more thing that I have to do, lol. I like to wait as long as possible...hopefully the 6 month mark!

She is a joy to have! My girl has rolls on her rolls and the chunkiness is so adorable! I think she looks a lot like I did when I was a baby...finally, one who might look like me :)
1 month:

2 months:

3 months:

(I have a 4 month, but it's extremely dark because my camera was on its way out!)
5 months

Jamison's new high chair

Baby Sandal Booties and a scarf

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A quote

"I'm going to tell you this, on judgment day, I would rather be standing in the group of liberal politicians waiting to receive my judgment than I would be wanting to stand in the group with conservative pastors in the United States of America, and I mean that.

You can thump this bible all day long, you can talk all sorts of things, but when you stand up and you can't even give a biblical invitation do not talk to me about the inspiration of Scripture. When you deal with men's hearts with trivial little credal prayers and superstitious nonsense, dont talk to me about the infallibility of Scripture unless you're going to also say its sufficient to teach me how to invite men to Christ."

-Paul Washer

Monday, January 12, 2009

A girl can never have too many pairs of booties...right?

And these aren't even counting the ones that Gramma made for her!

(I only made one of these, cause I wanted to see how it would come out...)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome 2009

It's 2009.

What more is there really to say?

The first thing that Nolan said yesterday was that his birthday was next month. I guess we know where his focus is!

I went out on New Year's Eve with my twin cousins and walked around Freeport (where LL Bean is) in 15 degree weather. It was cold...not to mention the light snow that was falling.

We ate lunch with my cousin Pete who is a magician! We were able to catch one of his shows at Beans. It is always neat to sit in the crowd and here people rave about how great of a magician he is. My little Pete is all grown up! If you want to see if he's coming to your neighborhood, check him out here.

We stayed up too late on New Year's Eve.

There was disappointment when the ball dropped....very anti-climactic. And there was laughing when Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Pickler (among others) announced that their lives were changed and will never be the same due to their New Year's Eve experience in downtown NY City. It's amazing the amount of power a dropping ball has, right?

Today is my 19 year anniversary of getting hit by a little red pick-up truck. I was 11 years old and was crossing the street to go visit my friends at school. I can't believe it's been that long. So there is a random piece of information about me to start your new year with.

Soon to come....A Quelf game rap up!