Monday, January 19, 2015

Random Thoughts

Ideas or quotes I come across that I find funny, silly, inspirational, true...and just plain random!

I'm so happy! I know a million others have said it before, but none with such justice. Elizabeth Bennett, Death Comes to Pemberley

There are many little old ladies serving in church nurseries who may not understand how to articulate the theories of gospel-centeredness or have the ingenuity to dazzle our minds with psychological insights, cultural observations, and Christocentric interpretations of Old Testament passages. Their hearts, however, burn with love for Jesus and overflow with gratefulness for His grace...So don't be quick to judge them. Be humbled by them. Mastering the theology of gospel-centeredness is not the point. Loving the God of the gospel is. J.D. Greear

Recent studies show that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than do the men who mention it. Unknown

Wisdom is not primarily a function of how clever we are, nor of how much information we have managed to cram into our minds. Rather it is a moral choice to be independent of God or to be subject to him in our thinking as well as our doing. Graham Goldsworthy

No Christian can avoid theology. Every Christian is a theologian. Perhaps not a theologian in the technical or professional sense, but a theologian nonetheless. The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones. R.C. Sproul

A life outside of Christ is both hard and frightening; a life in Christ has hard edges and dark valleys, but it is purposeful even when painful. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. CS Lewis

And I think I'm kind of a nice guy. Being a nice guy, trying to prove that nice guys don't always finish last. Darius Rucker

If I had a nickel for every time I was doomed by a puppet, I'd have...two nickels! Which isn't a lot, but really, it's weird that it happened twice, right? Dr. Doofenshmirtz

The ancient man approached God (or even the gods) as the accused person approaches his judge. For the modern man, the roles are reversed. He is the judge: God is in the dock... the trial may even end in God's acquittal. But the important thing is that Man is on the bench and God in the dock. CS Lewis

You may be whatever you resolve to be. Stonewall Jackson

Jesus is greater than I have ever portrayed Him to be. Tweeted by @JohnPiper

Don't base the number of kids you want on the pain in the {butt} of infancy, because it's so finite. Base it on how many people you want at Thanksgiving. Gwenyth Paltrow

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gingerbread Houses

We had a little family "fun" over the holidays making gingerbread houses, and having people guess who made what. Almost everyone got them all wrong:-) Can you guess? (answers at bottom, no cheating!)





#1 = Kenna, #2 = Darla, #3 = Grey, #4 = Brian, #5 = Brooks

Family Pictures 2014

We should always praise what is praiseworthy! Check out our wonderful pictures from 2014 (copyright of Joel DePriest Photography), and find out what we love about each other!

Brooks is always helping us, and pushing us to do things when we feel like we want to give up - Kenna

Brooks teaches me stuff, and we share stuff - Grey

Kenna is very good at math - Brooks

I like playing Lego with Kenna and Brooks 'cause they make me stuff - Grey
Brooks is my best friend and he is my brother - Grey
My Dad is handsome and smart - Kenna

Mom always does the best cooking - Kenna

I like my Dad's hockey hair - Brooks

I love that Grey is full of adventure - Kenna

My Dad can make really good poached eggs - Kenna
Daddy looks great! I love his eyes, and smile, and hair - Grey
Mom looks great too - Grey
I like that Kenna always makes menu's for us at dinner time, so we can colour - Grey
Grey can do sports very well, and he's all about playing - Brooks

When Kenna gets something new, she always lets us play with it - Brooks

I like how Mom sets up dinner - Grey
The person in our family that is very thoughtful, and can think of lots of things to do, is Grey - Brooks

I'm glad I have a brother (Grey) who will play anything with me, even a girls game - Kenna

I love how Daddy knows all the rules of sports - Brooks

Mom has the bluest eyes in the family - Brooks

I like sleeping with Kenna 'cause she reads to me - Grey
My Dad is really funny - Kenna

Brooks is really good at cursive - Kenna