Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday "For Reals!"

One of the biggest complaints you often read on the blogosphere is that everyone seems like they have it all together. Duh! No one does, but I guess it does feel like that sometimes. Everyone's all dressed up in their Sunday best with a smiley family and some crafty project done. Anyway, I don't know why I mention all of that except to say I just randomly felt like taking a few pics today to show what it is really like, in case anyone ever feels like my ducks are always in a row. Far from it! (And, I'm NOT crafty, for the record.)



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There's a picture (a few days ago) of the kids all contained with their 3rd (I think) round of Cheerios, just because I needed to finish up dinner in peace. Ha! The pizza picture is from lunch today. I like making pizzas with Nate, but we are all out of cheese. Ha! Nice planning on my part, huh? Nate's eating lunch in his pj's. Don't judge. And, I've stayed on top of laundry this week (good) but not folding.

Some days are better than others, but that's a funny glimpse into some not-so-with-it days. I'm trying to learn to laugh. And press on! Signing off.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

By Grace!

I recently read lyrics to a great hymn I've never heard before. I have no idea what it sounds like, but here are the words:

By Grace I am an Heir of Heaven

1. By grace I am an heir of heaven:

Why doubt this, O my trembling heart?

If what the Scriptures promise clearly

Is true and firm in every part,

This also must be truth divine:

By grace, a crown of life is mine.

2. By grace alone shall I inherit

That blissful home beyond the skies.

Works count for naught. The Lord incarnate

Has won for me the heavenly prize.

Salvation by his death he wrought,

His grace alone my pardon bought.

3. By grace! These precious words remember

When sorely by your sins oppressed,

When Satan comes to vex your spirit,

When troubled conscience sighs for rest.

What reason cannot comprehend

God does to you by grace extend.

4. By grace! Be this in death my comfort;

Despite my fears, 'tis well with me.

I know my sin in all its greatness,

But also Him who sets me free.

My heart to naught but joy gives place

Since I am saved by grace, by grace.

Sunday, January 01, 2012