Thursday, September 27, 2007

Overwhelmed with gratitude

Moments ago a far-away friend and I were communicating by e-mail. She mentioned amazement that I loved her after seeing her re-act wrongly in a situation years ago. This triggered precious remembrances for me. Can I hold a wrong against another believer when my Savior has forgiven me so much more? We fail and fall often. . . but CHRIST NEVER DID! And His righteousness is what God sees in the accounts of His children! Praise His Name! Rest in Him.

For He hath made him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bedtime stories

Abigail loves stalling bedtime. When we sit down to pray with her she starts distraction tactics. "Eye-bows. Da-da. Eye-bows. Mommy. Abi-ail." One evening (a month or more ago) as we finished praying she put her hands on the sides of Mommy's head and starting "helping" me nod up and down. While I was "nodding," Abigail started saying, "Yes. Yes. Tweat [treat]. Yes." Of course, we had to chuckle at her creativity. And, of course, this encouraged her to continue.

We have no idea where she got the idea, but Abigail loves to put socks on her hands at bedtime. Several mornings I found her with bare feet and socks on her hands and so Daddy often gives her an extra pair before he says goodnight. Abigail thinks it's very funny to wave "hi" with her mittened hands. Abigail told us she was "swimming" on the counter the night this picture was taken. Who knows the mind of a toddler?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Visiting the Mees