Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
It left me unsettled, doubting we can help Eli establish his identity within our culture. I once read a book where a character commented to another, “You are black on the outside, but white on the inside.” He was insinuating the person was not really a part of the African community. Sometimes seeds of fear take root, and I think that is how we are raising Eli, and he won’t have a real sense of where he belongs.
Then God reminds me of the TRUTH. Eli belongs in His family, where the blood of Christ binds us all together.
Monday, July 19, 2010
After the game we taught Sam and Cora to sing “Take me out to the ballgame”. (Should have done this first, of course.) Cora keeps getting tricked up here:
“Take me out to the ballgame,
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy some peanut butter and jelly”
Thank you, Lord, for the simple pleasures we have in America. Thank you for granting our family a fun night together. May you be glorified everywhere that we go. Amen.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sam showed a calf in Future 4-H. Our friends, Sarah and Caleb, let him show their heifer, Diamond. Sam took scratching her belly VERY seriously with the show stick! The judge wasn't actually judging them, he was just letting them get practice in the ring. The judge asked Sam if he had cattle at home, and he said NO! I guess he forgot about our bottle calf that we feed twice a day!
Showing cattle was my favorite 4-H project, and it was a real blessing to see Sam enjoy it too. But by far the best thing about my 4-H days was spending time with friends.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here he is with Angel, a neighbors horse. He led her one night and rode her the next. More pictures to come later...maybe!