Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, The Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wondered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen
Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

Monday, April 30, 2012

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Days 103, 104, and 105 in the Year of Our Lord 2012

Abigail turned one year old on Friday, April 13th!  It is hard to believe!  It really is true that the older you get, the faster the years go by!  I went to WV without Tim to celebrate her birthday.  Tim had visitation to attend to on Saturday is the reason he could not go.  Jessica came down to Elisabeth's with Sawyer and Thad.  It was a good visit!  I took LOTS of pictures!  Those posted here are the best ones.  My camera that is less than a year old broke on Wednesday before I left for WV on Thursday!  GRRR!!  Good thing I had kept my old one otherwise I would have no pictures of the big event!  :(

I will provide a bit of info before each group of pictures.

Liz and I met for lunch in Teays Valley and then we went to the Hurricane Park so the kids, who were on Spring break, could play for awhile.

For the fun of it, we tried the little skirt I made Abigail on Thad!  It fit him the same as it fit Abigail.  I thought I got a picture of Abigail in it, but I could not find it.

Friday, we went shopping at "The Weekender" in Gallipolis.  While there we ate lunch at Long John Silver's.  Then we did some shopping in Eleanor before going to the park to take some pictures and let the kids play.

At the house in the morning before leaving.

 Long John Silver's

 The Weekender
 Eleanor Park

We heard late Friday that there was going to be a parade on Saturday and the roads would be blocked at 1:00 p.m. from traffic traveling through Buffalo.   So, we went to the church early (the birthday party would not start until 2:00) and went down to watch the parade.  Grandpa Chuck and Reba arrived in plenty of time.

At the house before we left.
 Sawyer watching the parade that lasted about 8 minutes.  It was only horses.
 During the party.
 The little people got to play in the bounce house.
 Dr. Seuss themed party decorations.

 It was fun to watch Abigail pulverize the "smash" cake!  She ate quite a lot of it, too!  I'm surprised she did not get sick!
 Every party has to have a blind-fold game!
 Michael, who turned 11 on the 9th of April, is almost as tall as his Aunt Elisabeth!
 Daddy and grandma (Brad's mom) hosing Abigail off!
 Brad's grandma and Abigail.
 Sawyer in a blind-fold.
 Great Grandpa holding Thad as he slept.
Yep, it was a fun time!  After everyone left around 3, we cleaned up a bit.  Then Jessica and I packed up to leave.  Jessica woke up sick on Friday with a sore throat and very hoarse.  By the evening on Friday she was feeling pretty bad with aches, headache and fever.  Saturday was not much better.  I hope you are feeling better by now, Jessica!

Thanks, Liz, for the use of the camper and for the great party!

Until next time........

Day 90 and 91 in the Year of Our Lord 2012

Yes, I know this isn't actually Day 90 in the Year of Our Lord 2012!  It's actually Day 106!  So, that tells me I have more than 2 weeks of posts to share with you today!  :D  But, I'll just hit the highlights, for your sakes!

Beginning with our visit to Michael, Jessica and Kara's on March 29-31.  Our main purpose for the trip was to attend the Grandparents Day at Kara's school.  A special program was put on by all ages for the grandparents.  All the kids did a wonderful job!  Singing and dancing.....it was all good!

 The kindergarteners sang 2 songs.  For the most part, they all knew the songs!

 After they sang, each class went back to their classrooms.  After the program the grandparents were dismissed to visit with their grandchildren in their classroom.  One of the things they did while we were there was finger painting.  That is always a favorite activity!  They finger painted kites today.

 After they finished, their kites were hung up on a clothesline to dry.

Another activity the children did was a contest between the group sitting on the purple squares of the mat and the group sitting on the red squares of the mat.  The teacher put some letters down on the mat and she called out a word that used one of the sounds from the letters.  The team who was first to reach the correct letter received a point for their team.  Kara and her opponent tied!  They all did very well!

 In another activity, the children were given a clip board and a paper with the words "Spring is here" written down the side.  The children were to use their resources around the room to find objects/words/names that began with each letter shown.  I think Kara was the first one done.

 Upon completion, they were to put their paper in the "completed" side of their folders.  The teacher says Kara always tried to be the first one done!  She is her father's child!  :D

 A pretty smile from a pretty girl!  

We were with in Kara's classroom maybe 45 minutes when they announced over the intercom that it was lunch time for the grandparents!  It was more than a snack!  It was a meal!  And it was very good!

 It was early out day, but Kara was able to leave even earlier so she could go home with us.  She and I played in the basement most of the evening!  We drew pictures on the white board, played with some toys, played hide and go seek, etc!  After Kara goes to bed in the evening, it is time for the adults to play Euchre!  The women against the men tonight.....and winning 2 out of 3 was the women!

 Friday turned out to be a pretty miserable day weather-wise.  We had planned to go to the park, but it was rainy and cold!  We did go out for dinner.  In the evening, Kara was allowed to stay up later since we were there and it was not a school night.  We played Pictionary.  Kara's mommy found words for her to draw and Michael, Tim and I did the guessing.  She did really well!  One of the last words for her to draw was "pimple."  Jessica asked her if she understood what she was supposed to draw.  Well, Kara proceeded to draw stick figure people.  Her mommy asked her if she knew the meaning of the word, then repeated the word to Kara.  Then Kara erased the board and started again!
It was too funny!  She drew a circle for a head and stuck only a dot on the face!  I told her to write out her word so I could get a picture of her drawing!  After Kara went to bed, we played more Euchre.  The men beat both games tonight!   We always have lots of fun playing Euchre with Michael and Jessica.

 As always, time for departure on Saturday came too quickly!  So when it came time for the family pictures, Kara took the first couple.  She actually did a pretty good job and the pictures were very clear!

 A beautiful family.

 Then I sat the camera on the counter and set the timer for the group picture.

I had to take a picture of Jessica's beautiful tulips that were just beginning to bloom.  
Thanks again for the wonderful weekend, Michael and Jessica!
And, thank you, sweet Kara, for inviting papaw and I to the grandparents day at your school!  We loved it!