Friday, April 16, 2010

You can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl!

Well, maybe you can. Last week we went to Pennsylvania to visit with The James'. We had a wonderful time. They all get good laughs about me being such a city girl. I made a comment while we were there about moving to Montana and living off the land and Rob's family thought that was pretty funny. I agree, I mean picture it...Me in an apron, homeschooling, raising chickens (or whatever it is that you raise out there), growing veggies in the garden, and riding horses. Can't picture it can you? Me either. I did however fish while we were there. Here is a picture of my prize. I caught 2 fish and had a picture of me with it, but I don't know what happened to it. This one will have to do. (Let me note: Rob had to bait my hook and remove the fish. Can you say "City girl!")
And I even shot a gun. Look at me...I am like Annie Oakley. Don't you just love that I am in a dress shooting a gun, trying to look mean!
I will stick to occasionally fishing, hiking, growing small pots of tomatoes and berries, and taking the kids to play in the creek at the local park.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thoughts on the crucifixion

Cicero referred to the crucifixion as "a most cruel and disgusting punishment." In polite Roman society the word cross was an obscenity, not to be uttered in conversation. Roman soldiers were exempt from crucifixion except in matters of treason. It was ugly and vile, harsh and degrading. And it was the manner by which Jesus chose to die. "He humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! " (Phil. 2:8)
A calmer death would have sufficed. A single drop of blood could have redeemed humankind. Shed his blood, silence his breath, still his pulse, but be quick about it. Plunge a sword into his heart. Take a dagger to his neck. Did the atonement for sin demand six hours of violence?
No, but his triumph over sadism did. Jesus once and for all displayed his authority over savagery. Evil may have her moments, but they will be brief. Satan unleashed his meanest demons on God's son. He tortured every nerve ending and inflicted every misery. Yet the master of death could not destroy the Lord of life. Heaven's best took hell's worst and turned it into hope.
-- taken from Fearless, by Max Lucado

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Enjoying the Spring

Today was Broderick's last day of school before break and Carys has been on break all week. Her teacher is so awesome, though, that she planned a special hike today. So after I picked Broderick up from school we went on a hike. It was so nice!

Have you ever seen 2 more beautiful children in your life? I am so proud of them. Even though we have days and moments that I have to bite my tongue! They are wonderful children, so smart and funny, and absolutely gorgeous!!!!