Hope you enjoyed the video. While you are watching it I will be enjoying Dave Matthews Band Live in Dallas! While my friend Moe previously posted about how she is, "trying to grow up and not love pot-smoking college-music," I on the other hand, turned down many a DMB concert while in college and now that i am an "adult" I decided I could handle it! For Moe's credit, she did regret her decision. So more on that to come. Allison L Richmond and Katie Gerli this night will not be the same without you.
so i got the privilege of going to my sweet friend Lauren's house yesterday and photographing her sweet newborn, Ava. Here is a sneak peek at some black and whites, i just threw them in this collage so this totally just for preview purposes. Hopefully i will have them all loaded soon and have a link for Lauren to post!
Today is the day that around the world Muslims of all races start a 30 day fast to commemorate the receiving of the Qur'an. They are to fast from sun up until sundown. In addition, "Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Qur'an. Muslims tend to perform the recitation of the entire Qur'an by means of special prayers, called Tarawih, which are held in the mosques every night of the month, during which a whole section of the Qur'an (‘Juz', which is 1/30 of the Qur'an) is recited, so that by the end of the month the entire Qur'an has been completed" stated this very informative article from Wikipedia.
Millions of Muslims will be participating in Ramadan. This is a great time to begin relationships with Muslims around you, asking them about their faith and why they fast. Many wonderful resources are available to us as Christians, to help us pray specifically during the next 30 days and to educate us on Islam. (the photo is from Vernon's last visit to Uganda)
I found some awesome resources on Justin Taylor's Blog Theologica. I am linking the ones I found to be family and user friendly!
May the Lord increase your love for the Muslim people!
Hey everyone! We are starting a book club every Wed. night at our church. If you are interested come and join us! If you cant come to the meetings but still want to read along and learn with us, we have a blog that we will update each week and let people update during the week with questions and dialogue from the reading! here's the Blog, come check us out!
driving down the road on the way home from the ymca Titus: Mom, when we go to heaven, Jesus will show us mercy (shocked and thrilled that this came from his little mind) Me: That's right Titus, if we believe in Him, Confess that He is the Savior and Follow Him
in bed after the prayer Titus: mom, we need Jesus to save us Me: that's right Titus Titus: but not God (long thoughtful pause) because He is God (referring to Jesus)
at target after a lady startled me by banging though the warehouse doors in the back, Me: whoa! that scared me Titus: Mom, you should just trust God then you wont be scared. Me: oh, thanks for reminding me of the Truth!
a good friend: Titus when's your birthday? Titus: John 3:16
I love that his mind is being formed by the Truths of God's Word! I had to laugh though after the conversation about mercy i later found out he thinks mercy is a "she" and it is an actual object or person Jesus is going to show us! i love it! so i explained it to him just as we do every once in a while when we withhold a deserved punishment, that the action of with holding a due punishment is called mercy. He just nods and keeps on playing. Lord, One day, may it be soon, would you set Titus apart for Your work, call him to Yourself and save his little sweet soul.
not really, but that song has been in my head since i heard it on the radio on the way to Andrea Bowmans birthday party. Its funny that i remember sooo many of the words! I remember trying so hard to memorize that song because it was so hard to learn, and i guess all that was good for, in the scheme of life, is that one day i will giggle and bust into song when it makes it on one of those ridiculous, "you know you went to high school in the late nineties if..." surveys.
It has been quite a while since i blogged, so to all of you who each day get up anticipating an update, i am sorry. Please dont give up on me. hehe! Adjusting to the new school year has been a lot harder than i remember it being the last two semesters. I guess it is because i have a lot more commitments this year, ALOT more friends in the metroplex and i LOVE the college students from our church and they are back from the summer. (not to mention i have taken on some side jobs like making journals and paintings for people and doing Pre-school with Titus at home)
So I will dedicate the rest of this post to our sweet son Titus. (i added a new pic to our blog) *He is Three and let me tell you there is a BIG difference from Two to Three just take a look at our family photo to your right and then his three year old picture, that is only one year difference. It is like he went from a little Toddler to a Pre-Ker. *He loves to be read to, and when i say LOVES to i mean, HOURS worth. If the story is good he could listen for ever! *He also enjoys pretending to be David (he makes me be Goliath and i have to fall dead when he sling-shots me), superman (by putting a blanket around his neck and running around) and of course, Bob the Builder. If you need anything fixed, Titus is your man, but you must refer to him as Bob. *He loves to play on the computer. He now has mastered the ability to open the laptop, open the Internet, navigate himself to elmosworld.com and play whatever game he likes. crazy huh! *He is a little barista, he can now officially make a perfect shot of espresso, start to finish. Scoop the beans, tamp them just right, put the pod on the machine, press the shot button, watch for the creme to hit the 2oz line and press stop. amazing. He can also count out four scoops of whole bean coffee, put them in the grinder and grind the coffee for the coffee maker. We enjoy this together every morning as we make daddy his drink and take it to him in his office. *He has mastered most of his letters and their sounds, all his shapes and colors, sorting, picking out what doesnt belong in a group and connecting the same items in different columns with lines. *He is mostly potty-trained (he still wheres a pullup or diaper at night and nap mostly because i dont want to clean up the mess) *He says funny phrases like "just chillin" when asked what he is doing. He refers to his pants as his drawers. and when he exits a room he has been known to nod his head and say "peace."
There is so much more, but i will spare you. Thanks for reading! hopefully i cant capture some of these things on camera and post them soon!