Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Maybe he's heard Pastor Jim's saying about being excited enough to charge Hell with a water pistol....
Later in the conversation we talked about heaven, and how every time in the Bible someone saw God in heaven they bowed down because God is so great. Sam said, "Mom, I might forget to bow down because I'm just a little kid. If me and you die at the same time, you have to remind me to bow down okay?"
It is amazing how much better I understand God's Word when I explain it to the kids, but also see it through their eyes. And what an awesome and humbling experience to get to teach my children about the Lord.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Prior to our adoption we committed to teach our child about his birth country. I was a little uncertain how we would be able to do that, but I'm learning that its not just for him, its for our whole family. And its FUN! Becoming an international family has made us aware of just how big God's world is. It has also given us compassion for a group of people we don't even know. How wonderful it is to hear Sam praying that people in ET have enough food.
Happy Enkutatash and God bless Ethiopia in their new year.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Here are some of our photos on her blog.
Aren't they too cute!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Last night Sam and Josh went squirrel hunting. The last time Sam went along, he talked the whole time and they didn't get anything. So next time Josh went without him and got two. We explained to Sam that he HAD to be quiet, and Josh said he did great this time. They didn't see anything for a while so they prayed and less than five minutes later they got one. They also thanked God right away. Josh's actions and words have a huge impact on Sam, so I'm so glad he lives out his faith in all areas.
We are having beautiful fall weather this week, and Eli looks so grown up in a sweatshirt. He even wore shoe last night, which he does not like. Cora got so tickled when she saw Eli in shoes. He has quit walking solo, deciding its quicker to crawl I guess. In shoes, he hardly even stands up. I guess its time to start using them more so he can get used to it...better start getting ready to go 5 minutes sooner with another pair of shoes to put on. Eli curls his toes tight when I put them on him, so I have to unlace all the way, set his foot in, hold it flat tightly while lacing, and wrestle to keep him still. Better make it 10 minutes earlier!