Thursday, August 30, 2012

this kid is going places

Check out this amazing 4 year old piano player.
Not only is he adorable, but extremely talented.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

that's why i pray thursdays

I pray to have a relationship with God.
In one of the devotionals from a few weeks ago, I learned about the importance of prayer, other than praising God and asking God for help and forgiveness.
The importance of prayer is to keep a strong relationship with God.
Just like people regularly talk to their spouse, they need to talk regularly with God.
If you didn't talk to your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, you wouldn't have a good relationship with that person, much less a relationship at all.
Praying is talking to God, and to develop and keep a good, strong relationship with Him, you need to continue to "talk" with Him.
Praying won't always get you what you want, but that doesn't mean it's not worth it.
Prayer is like "falling in love" with God.
That's Why I Pray.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mushu Abu

This is the newest addition to our household.
His name is Mushu Abu (from Mulan and Aladdin). Although he already has several nicknames, as is tradition to all pets in our home. He fits in so well already and loves playing with Millie and Jasmine.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Shaelyn's Gotcha Day

Happy Gotcha Day to my Didley Squat!
Wow, I can't believe it's been 9 years since you've joined our family! They have been 9 great years and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I love you so much and am excited to see how enjoyable and great these next 9 years will be.
"Give me some fin, noggin', duuude, psh!"

friday funnies

Okay, so I have quite a few, but I just couldn't narrow it down;
they are all so hilarious.

Joey's logic

haha, too true

I will do this next time somebody's staring at me.

Makes sense

Very true!

This one makes me laugh every time. Haha


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

that's why i pray thursday

"When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy."

Corrie Ten Boom

That's Why I Pray

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

that's why i pray thursdays

If you've been paying attention to the media lately, you'll know the whole controversy about Chick-fil-A and their anti-gay marriage beliefs.
I'm not posting because I'm going to pray for Chick-fil-A so they won't go out of business, but because it truly shows how much this topic needs prayer.

This country, I believe, is going in the wrong direction when it comes to gay marriage. I also think that it is becoming harder and more difficult for us Christians to come out against gay marriage. I will continue to stand up for my beliefs though.

I believe that gay marriage is wrong, but I believe that nobody should be discriminated against because of their beliefs. That's why it is so hard to fight against gay marriage, because we have freedom of religion in this country. But because this country was founded by Christians and was built on Christianity, we should continue to follow in those footsteps. We are considered one of the most Christian nations, so I think we should continue to follow in those footsteps.

I am not good at arguing when it comes to this sort of stuff, all I can say is that Jesus is the way, and I am trying to live like Him. I know that gay marriage is wrong, but other than saying that it goes against my Christian beliefs, there is really no other arguments against it. So, that's why I pray, because I believe this country really needs it at a time like this.