Friday, November 13, 2009

She said it!!

Mommy (after Daddy brought home flowers the other day): You have a kind and wonderful Daddy, Anna. Don't you want to marry a man just like Daddy when you get bigger?

Anna: No, because he probably won't do what I tell him to do, I bet.


Anna (pondering Joshua's recent baptism): Why does Pastor Colson know ALL about Jesus?


Anna (noticing the pre-election day, campaign signs along the road): What are all those blue signs for?

Mommy: Because soon people in Virginia are going to choose a new governor -- a new man to run Virginia.

Anna: Oh. Daddy?


Anna to Mommy: When you go to get your flu shot you have to be brave like Daddy and they pinch your arm just a little bit....but, they don't give lollipops!


Anna at dinner: When the farmers get the milk out of the mommy cow do they put it in a bucket for the baby cows to drink?

Mommy: No, they don't need a bucket. The baby cows just drink it from their mommies, like when... (WAIT, MARIE! Do NOT compare youself to a cow!) The cows have udders the baby cows drink it from.

Anna later that evening, playing with her farm and pointing to her anatomically correct plastic bull: Oh! Is that the mommy cow's unders?

So, there you go, folks! This is why my blog is always a far superior waste of your time than Facebook!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Set Apart for Him

Sunday was a very special day for our family. Joshua was baptized at our church and we spent the whole day with dear friends.

Some pics from the service:

Joshua is our little "Ebenezer" (a symbol of God's faithfulness) from when Daddy spent 15 months in Afghanistan in 2007-08. When he left I began praying Psalm 126, and rested on it for the duration of the deployment. How neat that the Psalm reading on Sunday was Psalm 126!

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.

Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb!
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Our prayer for Joshua David is that he will grow into this faith we are passing on to him, that he will one day make it his own, and that he will proclaim "that the hand of the LORD is mighty" and that he would "fear the LORD his God forever." (Joshua 4:24) We also pray that he would become a man after God's own heart as he grows up in this covenant community.