Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Lord Will Provide

We had the privilege of attending a Matthew Smith concert recently. I've especially been enjoying his new version of an old hidden gym by John Newton called, "The Lord Will Provide." Though troubles assail and dangers affright, Though friends should all fail and foes all unite; Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide, The scripture assures us, the Lord will provide The birds without barn or storehouse are fed, From them let us learn to trust for our bread: His saints, what is fitting, shall ne'er be denied, So long as it's written, the Lord will provide We may, like the ships, by tempest be tossed On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost. Though Satan enrages the wind and the tide, The promise engages, the Lord will provide. His call we obey, like Abram of old, Not knowing our way, but faith makes us bold; For though we are strangers we have a good Guide, And trust in all dangers, the Lord will provide When Satan appears to stop up our path, And fill us with fears, we triumph by faith; He cannot take from us, though oft he has tried, This heart-cheering promise, the Lord will provide He tells us we're weak, our hope is in vain, The good that we seek we ne'er shall obtain, But when such suggestions our spirits have plied, This answers all questions, the Lord will provide No strength of our own, or goodness we claim, Yet since we have known the Savior's great name; In this our strong tower for safety we hide, The Lord is our power, the Lord will provide When life sinks apace and death is in view, This word of his grace shall comfort us through: No fearing or doubting with Christ on our side, We hope to die shouting the Lord will provide credits from All I Owe, released 07 November 2006 Words: John Newton Music: Matthew S. Smith ©2006 Detuned Radio Music (ASCAP)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Growing Boys!

It's hard to get them to look at the camera.  I put something on my head to be silly and get their attention.  When it fell on the ground, then the smiles came out.  How do the professionals do it?  :)  Thankful for these two silly brothers!
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Friday, October 19, 2012

EE sings about Dirty Dishes :)

In my last post, I talked of my deep admiration for Elizabeth Elliot. She talks with godly, beautiful wisdom on suffering, marriage, homemaking, trusting God, discipline, etc. And, in this talk, she even sings about dirty dishes. :) http://www.blueletterbible.org/audio_video/comm_topic.cfm?AuthorID=44&commInfo=40&GroupID=0 Click on Guide to Contentment and go to 30:18-30:40 (ish). Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

May I Recommend...

...the archives of Elizabeth Elliot newsletters (1982-2003)? Not to mention the daily devotional, radio broadcasts, and other resources you'll find on this website. http://www.elisabethelliot.org/newsletters.html My husband and I have been having some discussions about incorporating solid devotional material to our morning routine to stir the soul. (Helpful when you are plugging through Leviticus, for example.) I so admire this woman, and I love reading her stuff. Maybe I'll post some reasons why and quotes in the near future, to give you a flavor. Until then, may these warm your affections for God.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Adios, Helmet!

These aren't the best pictures to show Timmy's original head shape/flatness. There's actually one picture that was more pronounced, but I can't find it. Anyway, if the numbers don't lie, our little man went from having diagonal differences of 13.6 mm down to 6.5 mm, in something like 4 1/2 months. We're thankful for the progress, which seems to be more unpredictable when older babies/toddlers are helmeted. Just deciding to get the helmet was a very tricky process for awhile. You hate to throw down a lot of money if it's not clearly a need, but looking back, we're encouraged that it was a worthwhile choice. Those helmet pictures sure were cute, but we don't miss the stench of the helmet. :)