Sunday, November 11, 2012

October recap

October has been a typical busy month for us.  Gymnastics, work, park play and lot of snuggles.  We've enjoyed being back in football season and warm cups of spiced tea in the evenings.  We had a garage sale mid-month and learned that Adsion is quite the little sales woman.  The girls are growing and now able to do more chores around the house. (a big help for mommy and daddy)  Abi is learning to type on a keyboard and Adison is beginning to catch on to the whole reading thing. :)  The girls had a "what I want to be" day at school.  Adison was an Olympic Gold Gymnast and Abi was a cute little pharmacist.  Steven and the girls went to Louisiana to visit Pops and spend time with family.  And of course, the pumpkin patch and Halloween were super fun!

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I started out the month with this passage and it has been one of my consistent prayers.  There are many examples around us of those who hear and have a knowledge of God's word, but are too fearful of man and this world to actually put those words into practice.  I am also thankful for those who have given me a Godly example by practicing His words each and every day.  The comparison is night and day to me.  I can see visible fruit from those houses built on the rock and also see the hurt and heartache from those that have been through a great crash. 
My prayer is to build our family on a solid foundation by not only hearing God's words, but by putting what we hear into practice.  The rain, floods, and wind WILL come and I pray that we and our children have a firm footing on solid ground.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who build his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
- Matthew 7:24-27
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The girls also have verses that they learn each month. Here is a fun clip of two verses from this month.
(I'm still trying to understand the privacy/embedding functions)
password: october verses

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