Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Humility Vs. Joy?

Ok, so I guess this will be your “theology” for the day. I’ve been studying Philippians and God has been showing me a lot of things I’ve never thought about before from this book. I’m using Kay Arthur’s study guide that is called That I May Know Him. Anyway, we're studying chapter 2 this week and I have been struck by several things. First was how they say over and over again that their brothers in Christ bring them joy. Think about that, do you bring joy to the people around you? I was rather convicted that I probably don't a lot of the time. Then I was thinking about humility since this chapter talks about Christ humility. I think most people think of humility in a negative way, not that its a bad thing, but that its something we have to white knuckle and do. They think of it as lacking something rather than as having something. This is where my humility vs. joy thought came in. I think to restate humility as a positive rather than a negative we would call it joy in service. That's really all humility is. It's wanting to serve and help others for the glory of God. As Christians I think we tend to think of all the things we have to do or can't do rather than thinking about the joy and contentment and delight we have in doing those things.
Thats it. Those are all my random thoughts for the day. TTFN! (tomorrow I'll have more scrappy stuff for ya!)

(ps, sorry about the underlining, blogger is retarded and I can't get it off!!!)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

And it's been a while...

So I got this blog up and running and then I ran off and left it! Sorry about that, I know before last night/this mornings rant it had been a long while. Fear not, it is one of my big goals for this year to make this blog something worth reading, so I will be posting more regularly. I promise at LEAST once a week, hopefully more often than that. I have no "crafty" stuff to show you today, everything I've been working on lately I'm submitting for a Design Team application today. I will post all that fun stuff later in the week after they have made their decisions. promised in the wee small hours of the pictures of my babies!!! :D I know you want to see here they are!
This is our new addition...Zeke! He was born on Jan 2nd. Isn't he cute?!?! (You know you all went awwwww...when you saw this picture! ;)
Another picture of Mr. Zeke. I think he gets cuter everyday. Scrapbook material for sure. I'm still in shock that he can already wear "real" clothes...and not look silly in them! He's so much bigger than Kessa was...she was 3 months old before she could wear anything but onesies and then the "real" clothes still looked rather...odd.
We hardly ever watch tv, so when we do Kessa is usually pretty interested. As least she has good taste, she was really into Almost Famous the other day when we were watching it! lol
And finally...My little star brushing her teeth! lol. I LOVE this picture. It cracks me up everytime I see it. Ok, that's all for now, I'm off to play with the kidlets and make sure everything is together and sent for the DT application. TTFN!

It FINALLY worked!!!!!!!

Ok, so this is going to be a VERy short post because it's 2:30 in the morning and I have been sitting here since 10 working on this silly blog. I got my new banner made and was pretty happy with it (isn't it pretty?! :D ) and then I decided I wanted a favicon. For those of you who don't know, that's the little icon up in the address bar and it also go next to the site name if someone bookmarks it. Little did I know that getting a favicon was going to prove to be a rather...LONG endeavor!!! I made my icon is PSE in no time and then was trying to follow a tutorial to get it uploaded and luck. Tried a different luck..and so on and so forth through probably 15 different tutorials (with that many I'm thinking the problem was with me not the directions...hmmm..) but, praise the Lord!!!! I finally got it to work!!!! Who knew getting a tiny picture in the web addy could be sooo hard!

I'll be back tomorrow...err...I guess that would be today...with a better update about life and scrapping...and maybe even some pictures of our new little blessing from God!!! :D