Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
My little toddle-bug. This little gal brings so much laughter and joy to our home!
Posted by Christie at Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.” So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. And the Lord said to him, “Call his name Jezreel, for in just a little while I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. And on that day I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.”She conceived again and bore a daughter. And the Lord said to him, “Call her name No Mercy, for I will no more have mercy on the house of Israel, to forgive them at all. But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God. I will not save them by bow or by sword or by war or by horses or by horsemen.” When she had weaned No Mercy, she conceived and bore a son. And the Lord said, “Call his name Not My People, for you are not my people, and I am not your God.”
And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.” So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a lethech of barley. And I said to her, “You must dwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.” - Hosea 1:2-9; 3:1-5
“The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory, no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Now, if we have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have received grace, we are partakers of grace, and to all such he will give glory also. I said to myself, with regard to the latter part, “no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”—I am in myself a poor worthless sinner, but I have been saved by the blood of Christ; and I do not live in sin, I walk uprightly before God. Therefore, if it is really good for me, my darling wife will be raised up again; sick as she is. God will restore her again. But if she is not restored again, then it would not be a good thing for me. And so my heart was at rest. I was satisfied with God. And all this springs, as I have often said before, from taking God at his word, believing what he says.
Posted by Christie at Monday, January 28, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
|They even created a little laundry station|
|William spends most of his time rearranging the "furniture" |
and hunting to supply the girls with food to cook ;)
Posted by Christie at Saturday, January 26, 2013
These crackers are my modified version of one of the recipes in the book, and..... boy do I love them! They're my new favorite little snack food. Since they've been such a hit in my home, I thought I'd share them with y'all. ;)
Just like Wheat Thins, Christie style
3/4 cup ground flax seeds
3/4 cup almond meal/flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt
Heaping 1/4 tsp onion powder
Heaping 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Few dashes cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 egg whites
Mix dry ingredients together, and add wet. Drop dough onto lightly greased pizza stone. Use wax paper and rolling pin to roll dough out to cover stone... making sure to have a uniformly thin layer. Sprinkle with additional sea salt, and use a pizza cutter to cut into small squares. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Posted by Christie at Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
We had a rough start to our day today... bickering, too much noise, cranky babies, and a mama with not enough patience. We made it through breakfast and kitchen cleanup and our chores, and then I decided to scrap the rest of the morning's plans. We put on Christmas music (yes, I'm well aware that it's January! *wink*), piled up on the couch, and turned the projector onto a family picture slideshow. The kids had so much fun laughing at pictures of themselves so much younger, and I had time to sit and muse...
I have been blessed with an amazing man... he is kind, thoughtful, generous, strong, courageous, wise, honorable, gracious; he is also breathtakingly handsome - and yet I spend most of my days oblivious to it because I'm so "busy" with the everyday that I don't really look at him.
Anybody else find themselves doing that?
Those moments you see a picture of your husband and your heart catches; you wonder why you hadn't noticed how gorgeous he was before he walked out the door that morning? Or when you look across the room and really see him... why don't we look at them all the time, the way we did when we were dating or newlyweds?
And our kids have grown up so fast...! It amazes me how quickly they lose their chubby little baby cheeks. Oh that the Lord would let me see my children in the retrospective even now... in the present. I don't want to look back one day and regret not nurturing them enough... not snuggling them enough... not laughing with them enough.
It's so easy to get caught up in discipling our children that we forget to enjoy them. I want to see the cuteness in those moments that I often see the irritation.
This morning, I was reminded of how fleeting life is; how easy it is to major on the minors; how seldom I "drink in" those everyday moments. As a homemaker, I am most successful when I'm looking ahead - thinking of my next move; often this translates over into my mothering and being a wife. I pray that the Lord will help me to find the balance there... planning ahead in tasks but stopping to enjoy the little moments. Planning ahead without "rushing" time.
I want to do this job I've been called to well... as unto the Lord. I praise Him that He has given me that heart - I haven't always had it. Now, it is truly my desire... but my flesh keeps getting in the way. My flesh doesn't want to cherish the childish years... my flesh wants to push my children to grow up faster than they need to, for my comfort. And yet, my heart knows that I will regret it if I don't take this life slow and cherish these childish years. One day these baby years will be over... I don't want to be wishing them back.
Posted by Christie at Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Thursday, December 06, 2012
"There can be no true love
Posted by Christie at Thursday, December 06, 2012