Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter Wonderland

















We had our Winter Wonderland!!!

Every year, I hope for one good snow. I don't even mind the ice....that means we get to stay home and spend our time enjoying our family. Even if the electricity goes out, we have two gas heaters that will keep us nice and toasty. I know others may not...I pray for those people, that they will stay warm.



We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful snow. We had some really yummy food for our cold days. One day for lunch we had tomato soup and grilled cheese and for supper we had fried deer meat, mashed taters, green beans, and bread. It was so good. I love to cook. Especially, when it's so cold. There's not much else to do....so I love to make our house smell yummy with food. I even baked a cake:)


















The Lord blesses us with many seasons. I love them all. They each have a very special meaning to me. By the time winter is winding down, I'm very ready for spring. I love the thunderstorms, fresh flowers, green trees and grass. I also love summer...we love camping, grilling, swimming, and being outside. I use my clothesline all through the summer. Even when it rains. The rain is a natural softener....it makes your clothes very soft. Then comes fall....I LOVE the many colors of the leaves, the crisp air, drinking coffee outside, building fires, hayrides, and much more. The Lord is AMAZING!!! He makes the most beautiful things. I never want to take the little things we see in everyday life for granted. I am so blessed to experience these extraordinary things God has made. I know He is even more beautiful!!!



I wanted to share that my oldest child...KJ...got baptized last Sunday! We are so thankful and so happy for him. I've been praying for a while now for both my childrens' souls. I want them to know God. To have the most beautiful relationship with Him. To know that He is the most important. He was home from school one day and crawled in bed with me and told me he wanted to get baptized. (We had been talking about it for a few months now...on and off....and he had talked to our youth pastor as well.) And I told him he had to be saved first. He said how do you do that again? I told him all he had to do was ask Jesus into his heart. He said I did that last night in my bed! We talked about it a little more and then we talked to our pastor. A few weeks later he was baptized. It was such an amazing experience. I wasn't too suprised that he had done it on his own....that's just his little personality. He's very independent about some things. Now we continue to pray for his growth with Christ and for our youngest to be saved when it's his time.
I hope you all have a wonderful night.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." Matthew 8:12



















9 comments:

  1. Liz I love this post! Its great and I loved being there for your little guys big day. I cant tell you how much I miss you! Love you!~

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  2. I'm so glad you guys were there too:) I miss you so much too...it feels like it's been months since I've talked to you...and it's probly only been a few weeks. But that's not like us...call me soon. Love you:)

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  3. Love your post! I have two kids and both of them love the Lord. That is my heart's desire, for my children to ALWAYS follow Him. They are teenagers, and that is such a hard time in life. But I pray every day and I trust God to keep their hearts close to Him.

    Blessings to you!

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  4. I will pray for that too:)
    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  5. What a joyous event! You know, it is easy as parents to forget that we need to be actively discipling our children, but it only takes one thought to motivate me: my children NOT knowing Jesus and going to hell.

    I am praising God with you for your son's salvation!

    Sarah
    A House On Fire

    P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It's nice to know that someone is praising along with me!

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  6. What a precious blessing~ that your son asked Jesus into his heart in his bed at night and was then baptized. It's our greatest desire, that our children will know and follow Christ.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. We always enjoy a good snow too.

    Nice to meet you! Lovely blog.

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  8. Thank you Sarah and Carol!! We couldn't be happier!
    Blessings

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