“God is not a belief to which you give your assent. God becomes a reality whom you know intimately, meet everyday, one whose strength becomes your strength, whose love, your love. Live this life of the presence of God long enough and when someone asks you, “Do you believe there is a God?” you may find yourself answering, “No, I do not believe there is a God. I know there is a God.”~Ernest Boyer, Jr.

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might.~Deuteronomy 6:5

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Happy Birthday Caleb
Mrs. Patty Hall 2009

I know it's not July but for birthdays Caleb's school does "birthday blessings" and for the kids that have summer birthdays they work them in during the year. Friday was Caleb's birthday blessing and his teacher Mrs Hall is so sweet I thought i would share her thoughts with you.
"Caleb is what childhood should look like. He is joyful, affectionate, trusting and best of all innocent. Caleb is kind to everyone. He is sensitive to the needs of his fellow classmates. He takes great to do neat school work from hand writing to math. Caleb your name means, the devoted one or faithful. It also means forceful. Caleb was one of the spies to go into the Promised Lnad. He and Joshua reported that it was indeed a wonderful land. The other spies said that giants were in the land and Israel could not take the land. Caleb knew the promises and saw the possiblities, not the problems and trusted God. Caleb, I pray that you always see the possiblities, stand on His promises and be forceful to promote Jesus and His Kingdom wherever you go!"

The verses I chose for you:
Numbers 14:24
But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly,I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.

Proverbs 2:7-9He holds victory in store for the upright he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he gaurds the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair-every good path.

We love you Caleb and are so thankful you have teachers and classmates that feel the same you are a special boy.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break

Spring Break 2009 has come and gone for us, I can't believe it is already over. We so looked forward to it and going to Grammy's and now it is just a memory. What is even more scary once spring break is over it is only a short time until school is out for the year. I find that scary not because I will have both kids home all day, but it means that Caleb will be a Second Grader and Ella will be starting school...my kids are growing up and way to fast.

Spring Break was fun we hung out at Grammy and Pop's house and just had a good time. Ella learned about life on the farm and helped Grammy with chores like hanging out laundry...she loved it!

We spent an afternoon with Aunt Mary playing in the park, Caleb and Ella will both tell you they met some "mean kids" that threatened to get their BB guns and shoot their eyes out...and people say we live in the bad part of town. The kids did comfort themselves however in the fact that they got spanked on the way out of the park, not for the BB gun comment mom totally missed that one she was on the phone.

We even went to the beach for the day. We drove down to St George Island and let the kids put their feet in the water, well it was supposed to be just their feet but Caleb accidental sat down. The water was freezing, I don't know how they even played in it I guess you have to be a kid

In the words of Dr Seuss "today is gone today was fun, tomorrow is another one" Today is gone but I look forward to many tomorrows and Spring breaks with Caleb and Ella

Tuesday, March 3, 2009