Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Train Well

Do you ever seen an every-day moment and know in a second that it has to be captured and what words to capture it with?


That's what happened to me when I saw my son outside with a "sword" on his horse, off to fight evil.  Earlier the same day I had read this quote (sadly, I can't remember where!), "I had rather see coming toward me a whole regime with swords raised than one loan Calvinist convinced he is doing the will of God."

That's my prayer for him.  That he will be dangerous for God.  That all this time in childhood, playing, pretending, fighting and imagining, will prepare him for whatever work God calls him into.



I pray that his confidence will be in the Lord and in HIS mighty power knowing that God will accomplish His good pleasure...and that He will use us as His means to do that.  



On a crafty note - these are the October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers that I've been DYING to play with.  Lauri at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking sent them to me in my DT pack this month and I'm in heaven!

This LO was done for the Croppy Cat Challenge example this month...it's lifted from this LO by Mette.

6 comments:

Adrienne Pierce said...

just gorgeous!!!

Carol A said...

Love it Gina!!! Love the LO and the little guy! I was noticing today how anxious he is to please! May he always have that attitude toward God!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

A real winner, Gina!! Wonderful layers of color and pattern!

Every heard of "Raising a Modern Day Knight" by Robert Lewis? It was a class we had at our church based on the book of the same title. The couple that taught it raised three awesome boys, one courted my daughter (but she ended up married to another knight on a white horse LOL)! Fabulous book on raising Godly boys. http://www.amazon.com/Raising-Modern-Day-Knight-Fathers-Authentic/dp/1589973097/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275543105&sr=8-1

NinaB said...

What a beautiful post, Gina. I pray the same for my girls to grow up with full confidence in Christ and His unchanging character.

Virginia said...

Um do you know how much I love this? So, so, so much. And I love the title "train well." That is so perfect!

That quote is AWESOME (and also, hilarious to me! I think I have been the target of that one lone Calvinist a few times...) :)

VanessaB said...

love these, Gina! I always admire your texture in Lo's- wonderful work!