Happy Reformation Day!

  (Martin Luther did not say this on October 31st, more like six months later, but it's my favorite quote by him and I want to share it.) 

"...My conscience is captive to the word of God. I cannot, and I will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise, God help me Amen."

Happy Reformation Day!!!


Boy? Or Girl?-The Answer! :)

(I just had to tease y'all a little bit!) ;)

  "Sugar and spice 
and everything nice
that's what little girls are made of

Sunshine and rainbows 
and ribbons for hair bows
that's what little girls are made of 

Tea parties, laces
and baby doll faces
that's what little girls are made of"

In case you haven't figured it out by now, Baby #5 is a little girl!!!
And she has already stolen our hearts! 

I was am somewhat surprised (I thought the baby was a boy!), but I am so thrilled to have another sister and so grateful for her little life! We watched the ultrasound DVD earlier this evening, and seeing her put her little hands in front of her face, stick out her tongue and move her arms and legs made me fall even more in love with her and marvel at how tiny and beautiful she is; she is God's wonderful creation

 "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well..." ~Psalm 139:13-14 
Little sister, 
I may not know you yet, but I love you so much, and I can't wait to meet you!  
And trust me, we're going to have so much fun together! I am looking forward to having a sister nearly 15 years younger than me. :)


Boy? Or Girl?

                        We'll be finding out the answer in just two days, Lord willing! We are very excited!

   And to be sure, I'll post the news on here, since I know y'all will be dying with curiosity by then. ;)



Please Pray for the Sproul Family

Yesterday, I found out that Shannon Sproul, the daughter of R.C. Sproul, Jr., passed away suddenly very early yesterday morning. She was 15 years old.

Here is something my aunt wrote yesterday about Shannon. I couldn't say it better myself.

Please pray for the RC Sproul, Jr. family. Very early today, just less than ten months after saying goodbye to his wife (and their mama), RC's precious daughter Shannon went home to Heaven. She was limited physically on this earth with a disability, but so full of joy and love for those around her. She has now been made whole and is in Heaven with her Savior and is reunited with her sweet Mama! Praise be to God for the hope of eternity! Please lift up her 7 siblings and her Daddy...and thank God for His promise to sustain and comfort His children.

Please lift this family up in your prayers.

R.C. and Shannon

  "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." ~2 Corinthians 12:10