Monday, April 27, 2009

from the Compassion India this will explain the picture....
and read this post....

so much need....

Saturday, April 25, 2009

There is a group of Compassion Bloggers which left for India yesterday....pray for them, for their impact for Him, for their safety, that He would change lives through their experiences.
You can connect to each blogger here...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm hanging my hat over at Sojourner's Journal today....hang your hat and come on over...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm posting on Wednesdays over at Sojourner's Journal...talking about the Wild Goose Chase today...come over and take a read....

Monday, April 13, 2009

I love this song by Sandi Patty....was listening to it last evening....great words...go pick it off itunes...

The stage is bare
The crowds are gone
The love we shared still lingers on
We sang and played and we laughed and cried
And in our tumbling way we tried
To say that only hearts can know
And all too soon we had to go
But now here in this darkened room
Just empty seats theres just me and You

It was so easy to call You Lord
When a thousand voices sang Your praise
But theres no one to hear me now
So hear me now, be near me now

The stage is bare
The crowds are gone
Lord now the time I need Your song
To give me joy and certainty
When no one else is watching me
I need You more than words can say
Tomorrows such a daily day
And so I need to feel You then
Holding my hand
Please hold me then
I need You, Lord

Sunday, April 12, 2009

views of easter...

so, do you think joey will be taller than david next year?

never too old to hunt for easter eggs...

all in their places with smiling faces..

He is Risen....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

i'm posting over at Sojourner's Journal today....talking about Christ's inner tunic....come over for a read..

Friday, April 10, 2009

His passion continued....

By this time it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle. Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!”And with those words he breathed his last.

When the Roman officer overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent.” And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow. But Jesus’ friends, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching.” Luke 23:44-49

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Does it bother anyone else that two of my children enjoy "hot lunch" at school.....?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Over at Sojourner’s Journal we are writing on the Passion’s of Christ and what His work on the cross means to us. I won’t be posting until Saturday, but these words will be part of it….

The more I seek you, the more I find you, the more I find you, the more I love you…I want to sit at your feet, drink from the cup in your hand, lay back against you and breathe, feel your heart beat. This love is so deep, it is more than I can stand, I melt in your peace it is overwhelming …” from the praise song The More I Seek you by Gateway Worship..

Monday, April 06, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of it.’ “ So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord has need of it.” They brought it to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it. As He was going, they were spreading their coats on the road. As soon as He was pproaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting: “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out! Luke 19:30-40

Passion Week Begins….

Saturday, April 04, 2009

well....true confessions......mama got a new phone. I've been saving for a loooooonnngg time. It should be simple - mama gets a new phone and life goes on. Not with a houseful of children who see all their friends with phones and think they should be likewise encumbered (is that even a word....). Our family rule is no phone until Jr. High, no texting (yes, you can turn that off) and all parental controls in we block all numbers except for family and close family friends. Well, the almost jr. higher knows she has a phone coming her way especially since mama got a new one and maybe, just maybe they will throw in a free one for her. So, yes it is activated, but it stays with me...poor Emma. All this explanation so that I can show you this.....a typed note from my sanguine and future CEO....

"Mom I need a phone.

Mom this is me, Jacob your son. Soon I will be getting a phone which is a Samsung Alias. Since Emma just got a phone, I think I should get one. If you think so please sign this. I really think I deserve one please, please, please get me one. I love you and daddy very much, and I believe your trust - at least I kind of do. Emma is lucky to get a phone, and like she told me that I might get one in 6th grade, but I do not believe her. Because I want one this Christmas on December 25th 2009. Please sign this paper so that I can get a Samsung Alias.

Jacob Grant
Please sign here down below and thank you for your support."


Thursday, April 02, 2009

You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.

But that doesn't mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift. The text for this is,

He climbed the high mountain,
He captured the enemy and seized the booty,
He handed it all out in gifts to the people.

Is it not true that the One who climbed up also climbed down, down to the valley of earth? And the One who climbed down is the One who climbed back up, up to highest heaven. He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christ's followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ's body, the church, until we're all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God's Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ.

No prolonged infancies among us, please. We'll not tolerate babes in the woods, small children who are an easy mark for impostors. God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.

Ephesians 4:4-16, The Message

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I'm posting over at Sojourner's Journal today.....come on over and visit....