Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday Hops

Thursday Hops

Twitter Hop

Don't Forget Harris Teeter Super Doubles!

I'm headed to Harris Teeter today to use some coupons! Super Doubles is this week and I've missed the past couple of opportunities so I'm making sure I hit this one! Wish me Good Deals!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hallelujah, He is Raised!

1st Corinthians 15: 3-4
3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe He is the Son of God. I believe He was born of a virgin. I believe He was crucified and died on a cross for my sins. I believe He was raised from the dead. Why do I believe? I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good. I don't pray to a dead god. I pray to a living Father. I laid all my doubts at the alter and the Lord has honored my faithfulness. I'm blessed with more than I deserve.

"If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is
your faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:14)

My faith definitely is not useless. Jesus Christ is raised, indeed. Hallelujah, He is raised!

Doing Great Work

AJ is watching cartoons. Colleen is taking a mid morning nap. Joseph is at the men's prayer breakfast. I'm more tired than I should be so early in the day. My house is reletively quiet (except for the aforementioned cartoons and the hum of the dryer). And though I should really start my Easter cooking, I'm enjoying this small dose of solitude. I know in about 5 minutes it will be over. How long can a cartoon REALLY keep a not-quite-three-year-old's attention? She's already starting to get restless...

I hope you have a peaceful Saturday-before-Easter. And while your cooking and cleaning and preparing Easter baskets, keep Jesus in mind. Right about now, His body was lying in a tomb and His spirit was alive doing great work.

1 Peter 3: 18-19

18: For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

19: in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Good Friday Post

It has rained twice this morning. It has let up now, but I can't help but think it a fitting start to this Good Friday. As important as Easter Sunday is, it wouldn't be possible without Good Friday. So thankful am I for my salvation and the sacrifice that made it possible!

1 Peter 2:24
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.
-Augustus William Hare

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.
-Martin Luther

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Friday Hops

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Monday, April 18, 2011

What a Weekend!

So, I've had quite a busy weekend. Friday and Saturday was full of tornado watches and severe thunderstorms. We had plans to attend a kid's carnival and fireworks Saturday, but they were, of course, postponed. Sunday was gorgeous, so we took advantage of the nice weather and hit the flea market. Church ran a little long, so we got to the market late and missed the good stuff, but it was still nice to be out in the fresh air.
Now it's Monday; time to start the week all over again. With Easter coming up this Sunday, I've really got to get started preparing. I'll take pictures of AJ and Colleen tomorrow and dye eggs sometime before Sunday. Plus I've got to decide what to cook for Easter dinner and then COOK it! Hopefully I won't wait 'til the very last minute like I have the tendency to do. Here's to a busy week ahead!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday Blog Hops

A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

Smart and Trendy Moms

Let's Just Give It Away

Friend Finding Fridays

Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Herps Alive! at Winthrop University

Today the girls and I went to Winthrop University to see the Herps Alive! exihibit. AJ loves frogs and snakes and lizards and the like, so I knew this would be a big hit for her. She catches frogs and lizards all the time, but she's never held a snake before. Today, she got her chance!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

She's tuckered out!

I love how this photo turned out even without retouching. Just good ol' natural sunlight, a beautiful subject, and a big smile!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How long 'til the weekend...

Unexpected 5 am trip to Fort Mill + insufficient supply of sugary, cold, delicious coffee drink + plans for a trip the bank + a trip to the always less-than-pleasant DMV + an hour with 100 young, sugar fueled children + a return trip to Fort Mill =


Only 4 more days 'til Saturday!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blog Hop Monday


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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