Monday, March 24, 2008
I was just thinking today how it's so hard to explain Jesus' death and his suffering for our sins to a 5 year old. Kevin keeps saying "Jesus died to save our sins". Which he thinks means he took our sins away, but then I told Kevin we still sin. That sinning is when we do bad things, but Jesus died so that we could still be with God, even though we sinned. I still don't think he gets it, but how do you explain such a thing to someone so young? You just can't.
I really enjoyed this weekend. We went to a Good Friday service, which was a really wonderful way to kick off Easter weekend with the right spirit. And the Easter service on Sunday was beautiful. There was more music than usual (more than a half hour, instead of the usual 20 minutes or so), and I loved that. One of my favorite songs that we sang for worship yesterday was Hosanna (by Hillsong United). Some of the lyrics are:
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I walk from earth into Eternity
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The kids and I watched this movie today, and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a really long time. The acting had some rough patches, but the message and the heart that was in this movie far surpasses any weaknesses it might have.
If you don't really like football, don't let that scare you away from it. It's really not all about football, and there is a nice side story with the coach and his wife.
When you have a free night, make a run to the video store and rent this movie. It's absolutely wonderful!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I was too lazy to take this out of the box to take the picture, but you can tell what it is. It actually looks neater than what the box shows, so use your imagination, and picture something extra cool. I'm not sure what I'll use it for, since I don't do appetizers often, but it could just be used for decoration too.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
We had dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory, and it was absolutely delicious. I'm so glad we were able to do this, and I think Troy needed a break too. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the kids.
And then tonight I'm going out with my friend Christy for dinner and a movie. Both of us needed a girls night out, so we're taking one. Hopefully by the end of this weekend I'll have done enough to preserve my sanity for the coming week.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
We had the option to paint it black, brown, or red. Even though I have a whole lotta black, I decided to go with red, and I'm really glad I did. It's a nice shade of red.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Further example . . . See the Burt's Bees hand cream? That's not a toy. In Ethan's opinion, the bathroom drawers are his toyboxes.
This was a fun day. I think with Troy being gone so much, the kids are really feeling it. We've had some hard days.
This was taken the same time as the above picture.
Ethan didn't want his pajamas on. Even though if I walked around in my underwear, I think I'd freeze. Apparently, he's got enough fat on reserve (as if I don't).
Anyway, I've spent a lot of time watching it, because I want to finish season 1 before I cancel Netflix (which will be tomorrow, I think). We are not very happy with Netflix. Overall, it's cheaper to get movies from the library (if we can avoid late fees), and then sometimes Redbox.