Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Carysse's 3rd Birthday

Our sweet friend, Megan, captured my baby girl's 3rd birthday on camera. We were just in the backyard, but Wow...all the pics are absolutely beautiful! Carysse's fun-loving personality shines through each of them. Thank you, Megan, for blessing us with this wonderful gift.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Please Pray for Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She recently shared the following words.

"You have heard me often say that our afflictions come from the hand of our all-wise and sovereign God, and although cancer is something new, I am content to receive from God whatever He deems fit for me – even if it is from His left hand (better from His left hand, than no hand at all, right?!). Yes, it’s alarming, but rest assured that Ken and I are utterly convinced that God is going to use this to stretch our faith, brighten our hope, and strengthen our witness to others…"

Read the entire Special Message from Joni. Please Pray for our beloved sister.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

To My Daddy, From Christian

To My Daddy
Many people comment about this picture. However, most people do not know that it only shows a glimpse of our relationship. Your love for me cannot be fully displayed in a picture.

I am grateful to be your son because…

* You pray for me and give me blessings each day.
* You greet me every morning with joy.
* You care for my daily needs not as a chore, but as a loving choice.
* You are patient and gentle with me even when I am having a rough day.
* You give me sweet tender kisses every day.
* You smile with appreciation when others say we look alike.
* You show loving-kindness towards me no matter where we go.

Daddy, I feel dearly loved by you. By God’s grace, you are a true picture of a father’s love for a son. Your love towards me is a reflection of our Heavenly Father’s love for us.

Thank you for loving me…Just the Way I Am!

Happy Father's Day!
Love, Christian Anthony

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The following is today's devotional from Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

Look up the word complementary in the American Heritage Dictionary.

1. Forming or serving as a complement; completing
2. Supplying mutual needs or offsetting mutual deficiencies.”

The only way two things can be complementary is if they’re different. Each part of a complementary whole adds unique elements the other lacks.

Marriage is one of the greatest expressions of this. Scripture shows us that while men and women have equal worth, value, and dignity before God, He created them different from one another.

Have you been letting differences between you and your spouse irritate you? Do you sometimes wish there were no differences between men and women? Remember, God created you and your mate different for a specific reason. You are a complement to your husband, and he is a complement to you. How can you show respect for his uniqueness and use your strengths to complement him today?