Friday, April 3, 2009

for reflecting on March and moving into April

Well, here we are in April - and I barely remember all 31 days of March!!! Even with Mom being down for now, March was full of fun.

Cousin Dakota came over the day for some fun on the creek. The water doesn't stay in the creek for long - but the kids sure do have some fun adventures while the water is flowing. Makes me thankful that the river of living water never runs dry!!!

While the weather has been a see-saw of winter/spring temps, the kids have not allowed it to keep them inside for long! They had a fantastic 'cruise' down the creek. It took them about an hour or so to go from our house to the other end of town (about a mile). Just goes to show you how most things are relative. 1 mph doesn't seem that fantastic, but I think on that day, the kids would have disagreed with you!!!

Later in the month, we had a chance to go to the Households of Strength seminar put on by Noble Institute. There was a lot of material to absorb in such a short time, but we all had a good time, I believe. One of the favorite aspects of the seminar for me was an analogy Mr. Harris used of the arrows in our quiver. I will share that in another post - when I have time to review my notes. We only got one picture of that weekend! This was taken on the way over:

The month was rounded out with a visit from cousins Kylie and Brandi. The kids all had a great time during that visit! They played 'old timey days' - even baking potatoes on the wood stove downstairs - and of course spent some time riding horses!

...and that brings us to the end of March and into April. The kids and I will be putting aside most of the regular 'acadmeic' subjects this next week which will enable us to study with more focus that which is truly the most important study in anyone's life. During the 'Passion Week' we will spend time each day journeying the path that was travelled by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior - culminating in His great work at the cross and His resurrection which reconciled us to God the Father. Our prayer this week for you (and our family) is that you, too, will find the time to focus on the One who brings life into perspective, that your prayer and ours will be like Jesus's 'not my will, but yours be done'. As John Piper says, "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."


Jeanies Heavenly Treasures said...


That boat is so cute! It looks like a lot of fun! We have lots of water here in Louisiana! lol

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