Friday, February 26, 2010


Audrey had some black beans for the first time.

I think that about says it all.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Memory Verse Monday

This week's memory verse comes from my bible reading this morning.

Psalm 20:1
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high.

I like it as a reminder that God is always there. The entire Psalm is pretty powerful. I recommend you read it.

If you'd like to join me in memorizing verses, please fill out the form with your name and permalink from your blog.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

9 Months Old

Dear Little Miss Aud Ball Froggie Princess Audrey Grace is 9 months old today.
She's getting so big.

  • She is crawling like a mad baby.
  • She is almost exclusively using a full crawl, only occassionally resorting to a "low crawl."
  • She is pulling herself up on everything, and rarely falling in the process.
  • She can go up the stairs.
  • She likes to be in the rooms where we aren't when we are trying to keep an eye on her.
  • She says "dadadadada," "mamamamama," "yeah," "nananana," and other babbles.
  • She can cruise between the furniture.
  • She has 2 teeth, bottom middle.
  • She has some hair, but nothing to really style.
  • She is wearing 9-12 month clothes ... or would if we had them. So we are settling for 12-18 month.
  • Her favorite toys make noise and fit in the palm of her hand.
  • She is eating solid food like a champ.
  • She loves finger foods like cheerios and Gerber Puffs.
  • She has mastered digging into bags for toys.
  • She finds all the fluff and extra crud on the floor.

She steals my heart every day.

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Monday, February 15, 2010


I don't know if I even need to say anything about these photos. I think they pretty much speak for themselves.

Memory Verse Monday

Welcome to another edition of Memory Verse Monday.

Today's verse comes out of yesterday's sermon. The sermon series, which concluded yesterday, was called 'TXT' and was a series of the WORD. The inspired word. The end-all be-all book of wisdom and answers for our lives. This sermons series (and all others) can be found in itunes; look for Centerpointe Pres Church in Pleasanton, CA.

1 Thes 2:13
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

Share your memory verse with me. Fill out MrLinky with your name and your permadress for the blog entry of your memory verse.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Matthew 10

As Christians we are called to "Go therefore and make disciples in
many nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy
Spirit.". But this can be scary and intimidating and I don't think
comes naturally to any human. The next time you are timid about
sharing your faith, read through Matthew 10. Jesus gives the ultimate
pep talk to his disciples before sending them out.

"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Be as shrewd as snakes
and as innocent as doves."

"whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge before my
Father in heaven."

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Memory Verse Monday

Inspired by Angela, over at Domestic Godliness, I have started memorizing scripture again.  I keep yo-yoing in my scripture memory habits.  I've figured out when I can work on my verses, so I'm back at it.  I'm trying to do 3 verses a week for right now.  We'll see if I can keep that up.

However, I'd like to post one verse a week on my blog.  

This week's verse comes from last week's sermon; the verses that inspired Live It Out.  

2 Tim 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
I'd love company on this journey of scripture memory.  Post a scripture on your blog and post a link to it here, so we can all see what we are learning together.  Memorizing scripture together is a great way to fellowship and keep each other accountable and really get to know each other on a deeper level.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Live It Out!

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14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Continue in what you were taught.

Scripture is INSPIRED by God. HE wrote it through man's hand.

Scripture is used for:

  • Teaching - to instruct on something new
  • Rebuking - to call out when something isn't right
  • Correcting - to make right waht is currently wrong
  • Training - teachign with application and intention of doing
  • In righteousness - so that our lives line up with God's

"Correcting and training in righteousness" --> use THE WORD to fix the impurity and LIVE IT OUT!

We are not called to just know the word and learn from it, but to live it also.

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Birthday Brag Blog

Today is Joshua's 36th birthday.

Yesterday's "Priceless" post bragged about him and his new God-journey. Today's post is just bragging about him.

I love my husband very much.

He provides for us emotionally, financially, domestically.

He is better at housework than me. And he never complains that he does most of the chores. Nor does he often ask for help.

He is AWESOME with Audrey. Always helping me when he can - changing diapers, entertaining, getting dressed, showers, bed, feeding, etc. It's obvious that we are PARTNERS in this parent thing.

He is a great dad to his other two children too. Instructing them, disciplining them, loving them. Letting them be themselves. Showing them how to love God. Chatting with them on their level. Never teasing or criticizing.

He is constantly showing love for me in romantic ways. Telling me I'm beautiful when I'm feeling at my worst (and unprompted even). WANTING to spend time with me. Doing my mundane errands with me. Letting me go shopping when I feel a shopping bug. Not complaining about shopping for my things when he's with me. Playing silly games with me. Kissing me randomly. Dancing with me in the kitchen.

Happy Birthday Joshua. I'm glad you are in my life and you get to live another year!!!!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


drum pics
drum pics
Originally uploaded by Christsstar

PDP Platinum Tobacco Burst Drum Kit: $1400
Zildjian A Custom Cymbals: $700
Hardware: $300
Cowbell: $25
Drink Holder: $15
Countless Drumsticks: $6/pair

Finding a hobby and Niche in church: PRICELESS!

When we moved to the new house and instantly had lots of extra room and no shared walls, Josh bought himself a drumset. He's played a little here and there since high school, but never owned his own kit.

He did lots of reading and research and found the pieces that he needed/wanted to make his kit work for him. He watches oodles of youtube videos to get ideas. He is constantly reading about technique.

He is a 100% self-taught drummer. He's committed to being the best he could be.

At our church membership class he announced that he likes to play the drums. Pastor Mike immediately passed Josh's name on to the new worship leader. After some auditions and some practices with the band and prayer, Josh started playing drums in the church. It started as 1 Sunday every few weeks and has grown so that he's the primary drummer at the church.

He gets comments almost weekly about how animated he is and how much people enjoy watching him play. How he helps bring others into a worshipful spirit and mindset.

Through his involvement on the worship team, he has met some great Christian men and has begun forming friendships. Brian is his first real Christian friend. He has seen God at work. He has deepened his love for the Lord.

His primary music is now the worship music that he practices for church. He runs to it. Listens to it in the car. Throws on the Christian radio station in the car, or the Christian music channel on the TV. His first reaction to a difficult scenario now is to pray. His parenting styles now include time for prayer and advising the kids to pray about their paths.

He is challenging me and convicting me in certain areas of my life.

He has been transformed into a strong spiritual leader for our family.

It's been so neat to be close to the transformation and watch it happen.

Praise God for our drumset.

Monday, February 1, 2010