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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flowers, Chocolate and Brake Pads

Our girls are getting so grown up! Recently AWANA was themed "Hawaiian Night" and Hope and Sydney (with their friend Evangelyn, on the left) made tissue-paper flowers for their hair. 

On a whim I bought a jar of Nutella. I knew the kids would love it.

Toby helped Mr. Edwards change the brake pads on his car. It reminded me of when Lane helped him work on the wheels of our Suburban, back when Lane was four (see below).


Sharon said...

Love that Nutella extenda-grin! We see them at our house as well.

Sharon said...

I see (from the LHS sidebar) your kids have been watching the Muppets. I grew up watching them after bathtime on Saturday nights, and we have the first two series on DVD. The kids like them heaps, but there are times when things go over their heads. It is nice to re-live my childhood memories watching with them.

The most recent movie we have watched with the kids are "The Lion, The Witch, And the Wardrobe", which Joshua noticed on our DVD shelf and asked to watch, since Jeff is now up to The Silver Chair with our kids. They did like it, but there were several times when they needed to be reminded that Aslan would make it all turn out all right, and the White Witch would not win out. Same as with reading the books, but there is a greater intensity when you are watching rather than seeing with your mind's eye.

Jeff and I also watched Fireproof together on Saturday, which you recommended to me maybe over a year ago now. We finally borrowed a copy from a friend and sat down to watch it together. It was a very realistic movie, I thought. I appreciated the way that it didn't shy away from the realities of what can cause holes to form in marriage relationships, and the way there is shared responsibility on both sides, but one person's choice to act lovingly can make a difference even if the other person wants "out". One of the best things about the movie was the way the father explained to his son that God's loving kindness for him (the son/husband) had been rejected in just the same way that the wife was rejecting the son/husband's love. What more could he do? Well, what more did God do? God's Son Jesus died for him (and for us). It was a very clear application of the fact that marriage is one way that God teaches us about the relationship between Christ and the Church, and between the Father and the Son. May God make my marriage - and yours - a glorious example of these mysteries of God to others.

~ Sharon

Anonymous said...

I love the pics of the mechanics! When our boys were little preschoolers, my dad used to take them everywhere. They followed papa like he was the pied piper! Once in a while he'd be working on the car with one of the littles and I'd hear him grumbling about not being able to find the lugnuts because one of the little dumped them out of the hubcap where he'd left them for safe keeping!

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