Monday, June 1, 2009


Lists, lists, lists, lists, lists. I am a list maker. My colleagues would say it is because I am a gold (personality test thing). So every summer I make lists of things I need to do. This year has been pleasant because we are in a new house and the in depth cleaning that had to be done at the old house doesn't exist here. Although, have you ever noticed how much dust accumulates on the top of your refrigerator? We have lived here 5 months and let me just tell you, there was A LOT of dust up there already. Anyway. This morning after my devotional I made a list for this week. I quickly realized that I might have been a little ambitious. Life is definitely different now that there is another person to take care of on a daily basis. I suppose that I should be thankful that he isn't mobile yet or I would really be in trouble.

I said in my first post after school was out that I was really looking forward to having time to do an in depth devotional. I am reading Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver. It is all about letting God change you and having intimacy with God in this busy life. The study guide for this week had me memorizing scripture. I used to have to do this in elementary school when I went to a Christian school but I have wanted to get back into it. So here goes my couple phrases for today. Phil. 3:12-14 "I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal. I continue trying to reach it and make it mine. Christ wants me to do that, which is the reason he make me his."

Memorizing is much more difficult as an adult. I hope to have the whole verse memorized by then end of the week. I also wanted to point out a key part of the book that really struck home. She says, "I can't imagine anything more terrible than getting to the end of my life only to discover that God had so much more in mind for me-more freedom, more joy, more peace, more true effectiveness. And I missed it all, simply because I refused to change." Changing is not easy, but if I refuse to grow and be stretched who knows what I will have missed.

Another activity I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to do is walking with Jonah. We have a great neighborhood and love to go walking around the mile and a half circle that makes up the whole edition. The other night we went walking and Jonah fell asleep. I couldn't pass up the pictures.

Snoozing while we walk

To our Aunt Rachel: WE MISS YOU ALREADY!!! My sister Rachel graduated early from HS to babysit Jonah after I went back to school. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to spend each day with Jonah. She is now on her way to Alaska to go to a missions school there. We will miss you and can't wait until you get back!

Jonah and his Aunt Rachel
Last thing for today. My mother-in-law got me this book that shows you all sorts of activities that kids should be doing at different ages. One of the activities was putting a towel under their arms while they are on their tummy to help them work their neck muscles. These are some of the pictures from this morning. Have a great day!

Here is Jonah playing in his little "Jungle Gym"

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