Thursday, September 13, 2012

Proverbs 27:2

Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Our family went to watch a baseball game today (not something that is advisable for everyone, because the atmosphere can be offensive, etc...). Nonetheless, we had an interesting and uplifting interaction with a lady.

The woman was sitting directly behind us and after a few innings she asked my wife, "Are they all your children?" She told her that one of the children is our nephew and the woman stated that they are well behaved. Fascinatingly, she then asked are they home-schooled?, of course the answer was yes! Next, she informed us that she is in her first year of home-schooling, although dad is the one doing the schooling.

I wanted to share that according to another we are doing something praiseworthy, however it is not we ourselves, it is HE who teaches us what is right and acceptable to his worthy and just eyes.

May his name be praised!

In the picture is my nephew and oldest daughter (nephew - white shirt, daughter pink shirt and hat)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

And the winner is..............

William IV

Don't let the innocent face fool you!

For his tireless efforts of seeking attention, clanging pots, causing his sisters and mother to say, Will!, asking for "more more" all doing the previous school year, has earned him the award of the Most disruptive!

My wife awarded our beloved son with this award at the end of last school year, as we handed out awards to the girls for their hard work. I thought that was hilarious, hopefully this year will be different...........we'll see.

Anyone who has little ones boys knows that this can be a challenge, however GOD'S grace is sufficient!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Lesson well learned by Denesha

              Lesson well learned,God!

 About a month ago, late June, most of Maryland experienced one powerful storm, formally called by seasoned meteorologists a Derecho, which by definition is a wide- spread, long-lived wind storm. Sitting in our dining room while bracing the  spontaneous storm that is exactly what we experienced. Strong thunder clashes rocked the house, lightning lit up the sky, and hail bounced off the windows, tensions were high. 
Everyone,(namely me and my sisters) assumed the worst, as the storm continued to rage my Father reminded us of the reason of storms such as this, sin. We couldn't imagine the garden with derecho's because there weren't any, but because of sin storms like these happen, amongst other calamities. After enduring the rough week of traveling from  house to house, waiting to get our power restored and the paranoia of every severe thunderstorm, we finally went home and eventually things got back to normal. Lesson well learned though, every time we think were independent or God's a distant memory he reminds of his might and strength, conveying our weakness. He reminds us how we should rely and turn to him in our time of need. In cases like this Derecho we had no  control whatsoever of the occurrences that took place, that's why we hooked up our prayer line.

Pray without ceasing. 1Th 5:17