Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Questions to Ask During Moments of Dryness by Andrew Gutierrez

A Passion for Jesus Christ
By Andrew Gutierrez

Question to Ask During Moments of Dryness:

1) Do I have a passion to know all that I possibly can about my
Lord? Verses about his deity, prophecy about his first and second
coming, etc…

2) Do I enjoy what He enjoys and hate what he hates? Do I know
what these things are?

3) Am I excited about heaven everyday? Am I excited because He
will be there?

4) Do unbelievers or Christians outside of my local church see me
as being loyal to my Lord above any spiritual leader of mine?

Resources for Help:

1) Scripture – OT (Law, Prophets, and Psalms – Luke 24:44) NT –
Gospels, Hebrews, Epistles, Revelation

2) Books – Daily Readings from the Life of Christ by John MacArther, The
Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArther, What Jesus Demands from the World
by Piper, How to Worship Jesus Christ by Joseph Carroll, The Glory of
Christ by John Owen

3) Understand that I am prone to wander
a)Beg the Holy Spirit to keep my fixed on my Savior
b)Understand passages like John 6:66 and Revelation 2

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Just a Few More Weeks...

Kalena was watching one of her favorite videos of Elmo and Abby Cadabby. It was time for bed and the DVD was over so I picked her up and said "Ok Kalena, time to get ready for bed." Wanting to watch more, and knowing that she wanted more than "just a few more minutes" Kalena struggled slightly with what to say next then exclaimed "Mommy, just a few more weeks, OK?"

Friday, March 6, 2009

Kalena Makes A Friend

Kalena is at that age where she loves other little children and gets excited whenever we see them out and about. Frequently she will also yell across the store to another child "What is your name" or wave frantically saying "Hi... Hi... Hi.."
While shopping at Costco, today, Kalena and Sara were sitting side by side in the cart while I picked out some fruit. Across the isle was a little girl parked in her cart, and of course Kalena struck up a friendly "conversation" with the little girl.

"Is that your mommy?" she asked, gesturing to the adult next to the little girl.

The other little girl was a little younger than Kalena, I think, and she just stared blankly back at her.

"This is my mommy," she continued, pointing enthusiastically at me.

Still no response, but of course this didn't slow Kalena a bit as she continued to talk to the girl, waving and trying to get the girl to wave back. When it was time to move on we said good bye to the little girl, who was still sitting expressionless in her cart (maybe she didn't speak English?).
As I pushed the cart away I asked Kalena, "Kalena, did you make a friend?" hoping Kalena wouldn't feel badly that the girl never responded.

"Yeah, I did," she said happily. "Mommy, she was SOOOOOOOO nice."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sara's First Tooth!

Our little Sara Bear had her 10 month birthday yesterday! Monday March 2nd right after Grammy had left, Sara chomped down on my finger and I felt the little sharp tooth! I called for Daddy and Kalena to come see and we all spend the next few minuets trying to pry Sara's mouth open so we could see. That didn't work well but playing "peek-a-boo" made her giggle so much her mouth opened right up and we could all take a look at our new perly white tooth! Time to get Sara a tooth brush!!