Archive for December, 2010

God’s Grace to You This Advent Season


Fathers and Sons

Reading in Proverbs: We, as Fathers, have a great deal of responsibility to our sons. As Christians, we are to live the example of our Heavenly Father and instill those truths in our children. Not an easy task. Pray for strength.


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 1:7-9


Good Rides, Cold Days

I’ve come to the conclusion that if on a regular basis you do not feel the overwhelming contrition that you are weak, God is great, and even the most common aspects of his beautiful creation are more than enough to kill you: You need to get out more.
We all do. It does a great deal to help place unseen things in perspective. For instance: In my daily modern routine of life, work and blessings I rarely am faced with the absolute reality of my own frailty, but given one half hour of basic exercise out in 15 degree weather, even prepared; I am aware of it completely. We should be able to agree that we, as human, are creatures of habitual comfort. You think not? You need to get out more. We are certainly missing a great deal of physical description of God’s attributes if we don’t.

So last week alone here are four things that gave me the above mentioned assurance;
1. Cold
2. Wind
3. Simple Exercise on Bicycle
4. Average but nonetheless Beautiful Country

I try to remind myself of this truth as often as I can. I encourage you to as well.


The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1

Getting Ready for Christmas

Merry Christmas! Celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

Our Little Sprinkle

Yes, I (Christina, obviously) am 6 weeks pregnant soon to be 7…yes I am already rushing the pregnancy. In case you are wondering the baby is about the size of a sprinkle, like on a cupcake. It’s amazing how something so small can control my whole body. This little sprinkle doesn’t want me to eat a thing and wants me to sleep at all time; which is a no-go at our house. But huge thanks to Michael for letting me take those cat naps in the afternoon. I did find out that the baby has a heart beat of 80 beats per minute! Amazing, huh? Little sprinkle is working hard.

I have to say that I am so excited to see Lincoln as a big brother! It’s also a little sad to picture that cause he’s still my baby. One day we asked if Lincoln wanted to kiss the baby, so he kisses my stomach then turns around and kisses daddy’s stomach saying “I kiss baby”. The cutest!

Well, that’s about as exciting as it gets. But don’t worry I’ll keep you posted on the little sprinkle.

“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”   2 Thessalonians 3:5

I have no idea what made him pose like this, but I love it!

Boys on the Farm

This picture says it all:

Mothers, they are playing with seasoned manure and old boards.

Yep, that’s what boys do on the farm.

The Importance of Sleep

Good consistent sleep is one of the most important things the human body needs. Read this on the importance of your child’s sleep.

Goes for adults, too.