"I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
~Jesus (John 10:10b)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Submission is not a dirty word

I am currently taking Seminary Wives class on Marriage and Family with Tanya York on campus this semester. It is AWESOME! I am loving learning more about my role as a wife and this great beautiful story the Lord has given me in walking through life with Daniel. We are reading a book I highly recommend on marriage (well, haven't read all of it, but loving what I have read!), entitled Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow. One thing that I am really pondering lately, is the truth that our submission to our husbands is all intertwined with our submission to the Lord. What an outstanding and convicting truth! Marriage is designed by God and we receive all that we are intended to receive when we walk through marriage as believers- and it is good! Loving living life with the love of my life. Anyways, here is the cover of the book:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Naphtali? Couldn't be!

This weekend we were thoroughly surprised by the ingenuity of our little girl. She is almost 10 months old now, pulling herself up, and crawling up a storm! In short, she is keeping Mommy and Daddy VERY busy. This weekend, Daniel and I were getting ready so we could head out to the library for a fun afternoon with the family, when we thought we heard Naphtali crying. Daniel went to check on her and came back laughing histerically! Naphtali had somehow pulled a plate of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies into her pack and play and she was chowing down! Evidence was all over her, as the pictures will testify. She had chocolate chips in her hair and all around her mouth. Overall, she was very proud of herself and VERY happy with her sugar fix! So much for my plans to hold off sugar for the first year! Ha ha... just another lesson to me as a Mommy to lighten up a bit :-)

Friday, February 3, 2012

This is our first post on blogger! Just as a way of an update, Daniel is taking a full load of classes. He is taking Greek, Systematic Theology, and Intercultural Communication. We are soo thankful that he is able to take a full load this semester! The Lord has provided as He is so faithful to continually do in our lives. We have found that Daniel working nights is such a blessing for studying. On average, he has 4-5 hours of study time. What a perfect job for this stage of life we are in!

Naphtali is trully a joy. She is 9 months old now and such a cutie! She has two little teeth :-) She loves to crawl, pull herself up, babble all day :P, and spend time with Mama and Dada as she affectionately calls us now :-) (well, my name is more like NaNa- but I'll take it!)

I am thoroughly enjoying my dream job as a homemaker! I feel like there is so much for do in a day that I wish I had more hours in my day! I am currently taking a Seminary Wives class- Marriage and Family. I am loving it! Right now, I am being challenged to live with pouring into my family that the Lord has given to me. The Titus 2 women is to encourage the young women to love their husbands and their children (to literally pour into them as Tanya York pointed out in class!). That is my hope and prayer that I will pour into my family that they may rise and call me blessed as I grow old :-)

We are praying for the Lord to continually prepare us for ministry. We are headed towards Alaska, Lord willing!

I think this is sufficient for a first blog post. I am loving blogger :-) So simple to use! Until next time...