Thursday, October 30, 2008

a lovely morning

this morning I took L and S to the river to feed the ducks. the bummer was, there were no ducks. so, we decided to take a little walk into the bosque. we had a blast, laughing, singing, running-they were so fun. S loved running in the woods and looking at all the sticks. L is such a great sister, she walked closely next to S and made sure he didn't trip. we missed M so much, but i did enjoy just spending time with the two. i need to do this more often....

thank you Lord, that you blessed me with such a beautiful morning. the warm sun, the laughter of my children, the beauty of your creation. i'm in awe of how you know just what i need and when i need it. i pray that i hold onto this day and treasure the time spent, it was a wonderful gift.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

yes, we know it's a week early

today we were invited to a hayride/trick-or-treating neighborhood gathering by sweet friends. the children got all dressed up and enjoyed riding from house to house to fill their bags. the evening ended by pizza and games/prizes at a neighbors home. halloween is not a huge event in our home, but we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with great friends. here are a few highlights from the festivities..

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a family that bikes together.....

stays together! we had a fun late afternoon bike ride along the rio grande river {the kids call it the chocolate river because it's so muddy}. thought i'd share a few photos.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

sending you to...

i just checked out my blogging friend S at Like a warm cup of coffee. please go to her site and click on Sunday's post.

please join me in prayer today as we lift up our country and pray that God would reveal His heart to those who will be voting in this election and more importantly to our candidates.

i woke up today with this verse on my heart.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you , live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge;I will repay, says the Lord. On the contrary; "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:18-21

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


{mor on her 90th birthday, April 16, 2008}

Mor, means mother in Danish and Norwegian. Mor, that is what we call her. She is a sweet, kind, honest, gentle, giving, loving, tender, forgiving, beautiful, witty, faithful, peacemaker, wise, wonderful baker and chef, gifted at hospitality, lover of all and mostly a priceless example of a godly woman. She is my grandmother. I've been blessed with this woman, she has been my closest friend. I have been able to cry, laugh, and pray with her. She lost her beloved a year and a half a go and hasn't been the same since. She served him faithfully for 67 years. She has been my example of what God has called us women to be, a quiet and gentle spirit, a helpmate, and a true proverbs 31 woman. At times Justin says I'm exactly like her. There is no greater complement.

Since the passing of Far {Father}, she has longed to go be with him. She ends her prayer at night with, " Lord, I'm ready,take me". Her greatest desire right now is to be in the arms of Jesus and to be reunited with her Albert. My heart aches for her, in the quiet of the night, I find myself crying for her. There are few memories she has that don't include Far. They passed down a legacy of serving God, and one another. She recalls a time when her children were school age and she was busy making beds and she heard God beckon her. She knelt by her son's bed and surrendered her busyness and committed to never allowing the things of this world to come between her and God. I believe that she hasn't let a day pass that she hasn't served Him fully. I know that when her day comes, she will hear, "Well done good and faithful servant."

{she has a special relationship with all her great-grandchildren}

{Jesus loves the little children}

{the entire family gathered for her 90th-
she was missing her beloved, and still is}

Tonight, I find myself torn. Mor is in the hospital with some kind of infection, there is no clear picture as to what is the cause, but she's not well. I so desperately want her to close her eyes and awaken in the presence of our Lord and Savior and yet, I'm selfish. I want her to hold my children once again, I want to feel her soft cheeks and smell her sweet perfume. I want to hold her hand and kiss her as I put her to bed, I want to pray with her and listen to her share stories of her life with Far. My rest is knowing that I will once again see her, but, in the meantime my flesh takes over. Please pray for my sweet Mor {she would want you to call her that}, that what ever her lot, she will be able to say, that it is well.................

the pumpkin patch {or should i say pumpkin parking lot}

for the past 5 years we've gotten a kick out of the preschools annual pumpkin patch field trip. actually, it's just a walk across the church parking lot. at times i wish we were back east where the kids could enjoy the full taste of autumn, but God has placed us here, so we enjoy and make the best out of where we are.

{walking across the parking lot}
{daddy was able to join us}
{seth and lis- we missed mia {sad face...}

thank you heavenly father, that although we're in the southwest and our pumpkin patch is in a parking lot you were there. thank you that the kids had a great time and enjoyed picking out pumpkins and for justin who had the day off. i pray that the church's youth group is blessed by the sale of the pumpkins. i'm so grateful for the opportunities we have with our children, even though they look a little different from mine as a child. i praise you because you care even about the little details....

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jesus loves the little children

Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Our church is hosting ALERT '08 a prophecy conference. Pastor Skip Heitzig, Tim LaHaye, LTG. William G. Boykin, and former terrorist Kamal Saleem will be speaking. Chris Sligh, former American Idol contestant will be leading us in worship. We are so blessed to serve in a church that is focused on speaking biblical truth and equipping us a believers to be better prepared for what lies ahead.

Check this out!

Calvary of Albuquerque- click on watch now! {i believe you can archive this}

{ps. justin went to the airport this morning to pick up Tim LaHaye- pretty cool....}

thank you Lord, that you have given Skip a heart for Truth, thank you for using Calvary to speak your Word and that there are ears that are eager to listen. i pray for protection on our campus, for those attending and for our pastors that are serving. i pray for those who want to harm us, Lord use us to show your love and to boldly stand for you. i pray that hearts are changed today and that we walk away better equipped to live for you.