He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 91:1

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Egg Hunt, 2010

For the past several years we have hosted an Easter egg hunt for our grandchildren and their mommies best friends and their children.  I can't tell you the emotions that flow through me when they are here and I see these darling babies and children of the girls who grew up with my daughters.  Right now there are eleven children in this continually expanding group!  We have been with these young women through the playtime years, dating years, their weddings, their pregnancies and the birth of their children.  Now their children play together and look forward to spending time together, many times during the year, not just at Easter.  These mommies are like our extended family.  

I see one!

                                         Camilla, Addison, Ansley and Will
In an earlier post last week, I had pictures of last year's egg hunt.  These are pics of this year's.  You can see how much the kids have grown.

                                                  Addison and Isaiah

I had the privilege of taking care of my newest grandchild, Paisley, during the egg hunt.  She is such a cutie.  Her big sister, Camilla, is a good babysitter herself.  She loves this little sweet pea.
                                                 Camilla and Paisley
Have a great day!  It's warm and sunny here. Love it, love it.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Holy Week

This is Holy Week.  The week leading up to Christ's death and resurrection.  Sometimes we get lost in the bunnies, eggs, chicks, and candy and forget what we are really celebrating.  There would be no church without Christ's horrible death, but glorious resurrection!

Sunday, at our church we sang the 'Revelation Song'.  It is a favorite.  I have had it hanging around in my head for two days.  The words come from Revelation 4:8.  Below is the youtube video of Kari Jobe singing this song.  There are clips from several movies about Christ, which make it so moving.

We purchased the movie 'The Passion of Christ' several years ago.  
I try to watch it every year at this time. It is not a fun movie. I have
heard others say it was just too violent. Well, yes, it was. the movie
or the accounts of Christ's death in Scripture are not suppose to make us
laugh. It is to humble us and make us realize what Christ did to save us.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Resurrection Sunday. Glory 
to the King of Kings!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Egg Hunts

Romans 1:4-5 (New King James Version)

4 and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 5 Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,

One year ago today, we had a Egg Hunt for my grandkids and their close friends.  The day was perfect, and the kids ran around in the new tall grass staining their shoes and clothes and eating enough chocolate to get tummy aches (but none did).  Next weekend, we'll do it again.  I love looking at these pics, because in the past year, all these children have changed so much.  It makes me realize how fast time passes.

New season, new buds on trees, fresh flowers, renewal.  That is what Resurrection Sunday (Easter) is all about.  Christ came, died, and ROSE AGAIN.  That's it in a eggshell.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New bathroom, old book, established author

Hey you precious sisters,

I am skirting around the house dodging 'stuff' out of place due to the bathroom remodel.  I do love to redo things, but I am weary of the MESS.  We had water damage under and around our shower and much to our surprise, out with the old and in with the new.  We really thought we could do minimal repair and replacement--not the case.  But, we are practically getting a new bathroom.  That is fun, but grumpy about the cost!

A few days ago, I started reading (for maybe the sixth time) Jan Karon's,  At Home in Mitford.  She is my favorite author, and her Mitford series is a must read.  Ms. Karon, herself, is a delight.  I have had the exciting experience of hearing her speak in person a couple of times.  She is funny, beautiful, poise, and a true lady that has a heart for Jesus.  Need I say more???

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Anyway, if you have not 'gone to Mitford' and 'lived' among the characters in her novels, it is a true delight.  Reading her books makes me want to be a better person, notice those in need, and live the way Christ wants me to live.

I found out today Francine Rivers has a new book out,  Her Mother's Hope.  Sound like a great read.
This looks and sounds like a WWII setting, which is one of my favorites!  Ms. Rivers and Beth Moore will be in the Dallas area signing books this weekend for a "Heart of Texas" tour.  Wish I was in Texas.

It is a beautiful, warm and sunny day here.  I need to be outside instead of sitting in front of this computer screen.  Have a wonderful weekend!

What are your favorite authors and books?


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Living in the shelter of the Most High

Dwell:  1. To live as a resident; reside. 2. To exist in a given place. 
Shelter: shielded or safe condition: protection.
Rest: cease work or movement in order to refresh oneself, or recover strength 

Don't you just love those words?  When I ponder those words according to Psalms 91:1, I get goose bumps thinking about how God loves and protects me. 

We cannot fathom how much our God loves us.  He cares for us and cares what is happening to us, just as we care for our children, and are concerned about them.  My youngest daughter just had her second child.  I was blessed to have spent a week with her when the baby came.  When I came home, my mind was on that sweet baby, her big sister and her mommy.  I cared so much that I was thinking about them all night, waking up and wondering if it was time for the baby to eat, or if my daughter was getting enough rest.

Our heavenly Father feels the same way about us.  He knows our struggles and pains. He knows our joys and our sorrows.  I find that very comforting in this crazy world we live in.  Our Father knows it all, and when we "dwell" in Him, He is our Shelter and our REST.

Today we finally got another taste of Spring.  We have had a long cold winter.  I just love to see the buttercups popping up and the trees budding.  Thank you, Lord!!!

....weekend's almost here...