Have you ever hit the next button on your blog page? I did today. Found some interesting blogs on wordpress, including thoughts on how to choose the best colon cleanser, a video of someone’s son performing to the Batman theme (old school version), a girl’s beautifully written poetry, and tons of tons of political rants. I didn’t read all of these blogs, juse perused for a minute to see what people were writing about today. We live in a big, big, big world. I’m not sure I can even fully comprehend it.
Stan and I have such a strong desire and determination to raise quality kids. There is no doubt in my mind that each of our children has incredible God-given potential. It is almost overwhelming to realize that we are stewards of these people….that God has given them to us, for a time, to love, train, encourage and provide for. I strongly believe that, although children are definitely born with certain gifts and abilities, it is the parents who really shape them. What an incredible gift and responsiblity. There are days when I feel totally unqualified for this job. There are days when I feel unequal to the task. Today is one of those days. (And it’s only 10 am!)
It’s VBS week. Our theme is “Rome–Paul and the Underground Church.” I like it. It’s a different kind of VBS and I think it will stick in the students’ minds. We don’t have a dancing crocodile this year or tropical decorations, but we have a really incredible message. The VBS I remember best as a child was called “Marketplace AD.” Learning what life was like when the church began was eye opening to me and made a big impression on me. I hope our VBS will do the same for the kids we are serving.
And because I know I prefer blogs with pictures (does that make me shallow?), I’ve inserted a few here to make my blog more interesting! 🙂
Yes, we still bathe our kids together…sometimes. It’s getting difficult though and we think we’ll have to stop this practice soon. This was a fun bath complete with rock star hair, or as Ashton calls it “rotten hair.” 🙂
Thanks to all of you who are reading our new blog. It really is fun to share our life with you!