Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day.

Happy Leap Day cronies!

In Tabletalk, we are studying doctrines outlined in the Heidelberg Catechism, and have moved to understanding the nature of true faith. Understanding faith is essential if we are to know "whether or not we belong to the Savior."

A.W. Pink writes "Faith gives the object hoped for at a future period, a present reality and power in the soul, as if already possessed; for the believer is satisfied with the security afforded, and acts under the full persuasion that God will not fail in His engagement."

So what does this have to do with Leap Day?

It's about finding comfort that we don't have to take a "leap of faith." Faith isn't a blind leap into the dark or wishful thinking for things we want to be true. Instead, today's lesson says, "faith is grounded in the objective work of God in history, His revelation in nature and in Scripture serving as evidence that what we believe is true." (Luke 1:1-4, Romans 1:18-32)

Praise God that we can rest in knowing that He has kept His promises in the past and will do so in the future.

So let's just leave the leaping to the calendar... and Andrew and Anne :)

This is the only leaping photo I could find... nothing like a good leap six months pregnant!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

22 weeks.

Lima Bean was FIVE months old yesterday. I can hardly believe it. She is such a delightful baby and her personality continues to develop into a joyful little cutie pie... oh how I love her so.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Abiding in the Word.

"For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved."

Romans 10:10

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Our trip home.

First off... the few photos I took at Seminar.

Cool lighting and such during the general sessions.

Our host for the evening - Jason Kennedy! (I didn't know who he was - apparently he's a famous Entertainment Tonight host)

Martina McBride!

Andrew and Daniel - lifelong friends

Fellow operator buddies - Scott, Caleb, and Wayne

A dear friend - LeLe (Scott's wife)

Berry friends - Ruthie, Dorothy, and Rachel

Rachel Cathy - a sweet friend I met at Camp Winshape many years ago!

Scott chose to play golf instead of go to Universal Studios... so LeLe came along with us for some roller coaster riding!

My lady friends - LeLe, April, Rachel, and Brooke. I wish I lived closer to ALL of these gals.

So there were these really odd balloon decorations... leave it to Andrew, Scott, and Darrell to go crazy :)

Next up: HOME!

LB and Pops

James "Logan" Fowler

Cora, Mary, and Dorn


Watching something on the computer

Henry loves his Uncle Andrew

Lima Bean and MyTy swinging

Tuckered out from all of the fun

The whole family (minus Charles)

Auntie Rach


Henry is in to a caveman style smile lately :) 

The ladies - Mary, Carla, and Cora

Mimi and Logan

Logan and his mommy

Snuggle buddies

Pops and Logan

GranDude keeping LB happy

At the airport - headed back home in CO

Next up: Lima Bean's Baptism

LB wore the gown I was baptized in - a gown my grandmother smocked

Our family with Pastor Jon
She had a wardrobe change due to a lovely blowout

Auntie Lauren came for support - and for LB to sample her scarf

Last but not least: Ryan's Bday!

Making sure he looked dapper for his photo :)

The best bakery in the world - Boonzaaijer's

Ryan's birthday dessert of choice - apple streusel

And the other dessert of choice - the best fruit tart EVER! 
(they were out of personal sizes so we just bought the big one) Hehe.

Well that's it for now. We are slowly getting back in to the swing of things here in CO. LB is still on GA time, which is wearing me out, but hopefully we'll be back on track within the next week or so. Until then, I'll be snagging as much shut eye as I can while she naps!

Happy weekend to you all.