Tuesday, March 16, 2010

12 Year Anniversary

I love you Betsy!

Proverbs 31:10-31 (New Living Translation)

A Wife of Noble Character

10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. 11 Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

13 She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. 14 She is like a merchant’s ship, bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17 She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. 18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.

19 Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. 20 She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. 21 She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes.

22 She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. 23 Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders. 24 She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. 26 When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. 27 She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.

28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: 29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. 31 Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Something to think about...

When you worship do you relate to the statement or the question?

1: The Music is too loud/fast/etc. for me.
2: What kind of music will attract people to the Lord?

1: The message from the pulpit needs to be more focused to my needs.
2: What kind of message is necessary to touch the hearts of our newcomers?

1: They keep asking for money, time, etc.
2: What can I do to keep our ministry going forward?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lucy turns 6!

I know it has been a while but I didn't have any new pictures until now. We celebrated Lucy's birthday party with her friends at the rec center pool.

Do you have to sing to me....
Big sister and her friend Abby showing the girls how to say "cheese"...