Thursday, May 21, 2009

Earth - Disney Movie

Here is a post from a blog I read about Disney's new movie Earth.

Be sure to watch the trailer and don't miss the link to Russell Moore's meditation on the movie.

It looks like a good movie to teach our kids to marvel at God's creation, while at the same time show them the effects of sin and the fall of not only man, but all of creation.

It should make us long for the new heavens and new were where righteousness dwells.

Romans 8:19-23 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

2 Peter 3:13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What would you do....

...if you were 37 years old, a wife and mother of two young children, and found out you had terminal cancer? That you weren't going to live to see your 38th birthday, spend another anniversary with your husband, or see your children grow up? I just watched an amazing video of a woman in this very situation, giving her testimony in a talk she titled "Death is not Dying: A Faith that Saves." It is soooo worth listening to. It is 55 minutes long, but I can almost guarantee that if you listen to the first five minutes you'll stick around to hear the rest of what she has to say. You can find the video (or audio) here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

All the latest

I read a blog post this week that really resonated with me. It was written by someone who has just adopted a son from Ethiopia. Check out what she wrote here. I couldn't agree more with everything she said. It will explain why I haven't written much lately on this blog. Sometimes I have so much to say that I don't even know how to put it into words.

So...since I have had a serious case of writer's block I'll just post some more pictures to keep everyone up to date on what is going on around our home. Here's the latest:

Isaac and Caleb had fun dressing Andrew as a cowboy

Isaac learned to ride his bike without training wheels (sorry the picture is so fuzzy!)

So did Caleb.

We had a really fun field trip to Science City.

Isaac has been teaching Andrew to read.

Andrew has started taking "big boy" baths.

As mentioned in the previous post, we had Parent's Night with our co-op last week. Here are the boys all dressed up and ready to go:

There's the latest from our home. Isaac's finishing his last week of school this week. Summer vacation is almost here!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Family night at co-op

Friday night was Family Night for the home-school co-op that Stacie got involved with this semester. It was a great time of fellowship and encouragement. I got to meet and talk with several of the other fathers as well as hear from the kids on some of the things they had learned together during the semester.

Near the end of the evening one of the men spoke a word of praise and encouragement to all the mothers that worked so hard all semester to make the co-op a success. I couldn't have agreed more with his comments. Our wives work tirelessly pouring themselves into our children day in day out.

Below is a video that Marcy (one of the co-op moms) made that we all enjoyed watching together. (Thanks Marcy for all the work you put into this!)

Proverbs 31:10-31

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.