Thursday, January 20, 2011

answered prayer

since we are living in a place where we don’t know anyone, i have been praying and praying to make some connections and friends.  i have been claiming psalm 66:19-20 (“But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be god, Who has not turned away my prayer nor His lovingkindness from me.”), knowing God does hear my prayers…and this week i am seeing a ray of hope in this area!

i’ve been going to a local church here that i’ve really been enjoying. the people are so embracing the teachings so great.  i met one particular lady who has to be one of the kindest, sweetest and most positive persons i have ever met, and she invited me to a ladies Bible study this week.  i went last night and was so so blessed.  i’m so thankful God heard & answered my prayer by connecting me with these ladies.  i cannot wait to get to know them better and study more with them.  i cannot express to you just how much this has lifted my spirits.

i also wanted to share a quote from charles spurgeon that i recently read in a beth moore book. it really spoke to me and maybe it will you as well.

“Oh, dear heart, what is your condition? Are you torn with anguish? Are you sorely distressed? Are you lonely? Are you pushed aside? Then cry to God. No one else can help you. He is your only hope. Wonderful hope! Cry to Him, for He can help you. I tell you, in that cry of yours will be the pure and true worship that god desires. He desires a sincere cry far more than the slaughter of ten thousand rams or the pouring out of rivers of oil (Mic 6:7). . . . See then, poor, weeping, and distracted ones, that it is not ritualism, it is not the performance of pompous ceremonies, it is not bowing and struggling, it is not using sacred words, but it is crying to God in the hour of trouble that is the most acceptable sacrifice your spirit can bring before the throne of God.”                        -Charles Spurgeon; Prayer & Spiritual Warfare

Saturday, January 15, 2011

hair cuts & other randoms…

warning:  this post contains lots of pictures!!

i hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and new year’s!  we enjoyed our Christmas this year with just the 5 of us.  of course we missed all of our family and friends, but it was also nice to have time with just our little family.  liberty was so much fun Christmas morning because she was thrilled with every single gift she opened from toys to clothes to toothbrushes. 

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for Christmas we got the girls bunk beds.  they were so excited!!

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i made my girls and my nephews all pillows out of my dad’s favorite t-shirts.  i hope they are something the grandkids can treasure for a long time.

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on new year’s eve we went to casper for the  day (about an hour and a half to two hour driver).  we got to eat out, walk around the mall, and go to wal-mart :). 

we’ve had some hair cutting incidences around here recently.  apparently liberty sees herself as a hair stylist, haha!  last thursday i found that she had cut leila’s hair…and she did quite a job with it!  i had to cut it to leila’s chin to get it all evened up.  then this past week libbs got to nadia’s hair, which also had to be cut chin-length.  (i forgot to get before pics of nadia’s hair!)jonathan and i decided we should cut liberty’s hair as a consequence.  i did that tonight.  unfortunately she was actually happy to have her hair cut. :)  she really did need a good chunk cut off anyway because it was ratting up so easy.


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i found this book for the girls…and it’s one of my new favorites to read to them:


making pizza with leila tonight (don’t you just love her face in the last pic?!):

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the silly faces of libbs & leila:

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craft projects:

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009  more baby bonnets for precious babes of special friends.

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other random pics from the last couple of weeks:

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006 jonathan’s friend bryce came to visit for a night, but then his semi broke down and he ended up staying 4 nights :).

i’ve made it a goal this year to read through the entire Bible.  so far so good, and i’m really enjoying it.

blessings to you!