Friday, May 04, 2007

God's Word and Other Stuff

Encouragement for this Friday
Cor. 4:7-9

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

2 Cor. 12:9,10

9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.





















This and That

Why the Gerbera Daisies? Just cuz they are pretty!

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Only 10 more days of sock wearing for my children!! The uniform policy at our school requires all children to wear socks and gym shoes, my life has been torturous. I will promptly throw out all socks and start fresh in the fall. Ten more days and the flip flops take over the house. Maybe I'll throw out all of the old smelly gym shoes too!

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Not relating to socks, I typed these words to Donna yesterday. "The older our children get the more I need my husband's wisdom and sense of humor". I am so thankful for a wise and witty husband to get me through the teen age years! :) Laughter is indeed very good medicine. Isn't it Donna?

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Lauren started swim lessons this week at Aquatots. It is a brand new indoor facility with a heated pool. I am determined to have that child swimming independent of any type of floatation device by June. I bribed her with a special lunch date and a visit to one of her favorite stores. Maybe she'll pick this darling outfit for her teddy bear.


Have a great weekend!

Any big plans?

3 comments:

Auntie said...

oh, the bunny would look so cute in that outfit

Janet said...

Janice, when she learns to swim she gets the teddy bear too!!!

And yes, poor Hannah, didn't get anything for learning to swim. :-0 Either did James, Dani or Sarah.

Amy said...

Janet, I just had to do a mad scramble yesterday to find sneakers for Luke and Peyton to wear on the campout! They've been in flipflops for so long this spring that we had no idea where to find the sneakers. Finally we found some, they were a little snug, but everyone survived.

Enjoy the flip-flops and sockless laundry!