Wednesday, March 24, 2010
We are having fun having our Uncle Daryl and our cousin Natasha here with us. They brought us some yummy Cheerios (which we have yet to find for sale here in Colombia), 300 Dum-dum suckers (which we shared some with our 3 pastors so they can pass them out to the children in their church), a nice sticker book for Elijah and I, some stickers for Kimberly and Sarah, some goodies from Gram, (Some Easter goodies that we don't know about yet, Mommy has them hidden =), Mommy's maternity clothes, our Schoolwork for next year, and some scrapbooking things for Mommy, some prenatal vitamins and Barley green, and some books and CDs that Daddy had ordered. It was like Christmas in March. =D
Natasha is being a big help to Kimberly and Mommy. She is helping with laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of Elijah.
God is helping Uncle Daryl as he teaches the classes at our church here! We cannot believe that our week with them is already more than half over. They will be leaving us before we know it. =( But...we'll not think of their leaving, we'll enjoy them being here and make good memories to enjoy after they are gone!
posted by Noah (and Mommy=)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Kimberly (or me)
The two prophets
And Wijah (he is our precious boy who is always getting into EVERYTHING so we call him Wijah like, "Why'd ya do that?")
:D *Posted by Kimberly*
Friday, March 12, 2010
From chapter “A Manifestation Of God In Answer To Prayer” in Prayer Availeth Much.
“…When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” – Acts 4:31 [the whole chapter is alluded to]
“We cannot ignore the fact that we desperately need a startling manifestation of God to shake us out of our spiritual lethargy and selfish complacency. We cannot substitute a program for power and have the least semblance of hope that the unsaved will be attracted by it.”
“[They had not] the slightest intention of compromising the truth in order to have favor with men. They did not call a meeting of the official board to discuss ways and means of evading the fundamental issues involved. They did not take refuge in a stupifying pessimism saying that nothing could be done to remedy the situation confronting them. Neither did they deceive themselves by saying that things would work out satisfactorily to all parties concerned. There were willing to accept the conflict that challenged their faith and hope in God. They did the most natural thing in the sight of the Lord when they assembled together with one accord in prayer.”
“Unless the believers … today have their spiritual strength replenished repeatedly by the Spirit they will not be able to overcome the increasing power of spiritual wickedness threatening them today. The church cannot cope with the menacing threat of worldliness except the company of believers pray for power to meet the insidious threat.”
“It will require much prayer to prevail against the creeping paralysis resulting from meaningless programs and pointless plays promoted by the worldly-minded leaders in the church … in this day of formality and unbelief.”
“God did not answer their impassioned prayer in the hour of crisis by miraculously changing the attitude of the determined opposition. He did not remove the threat which endangered them, neither did He destroy the ring-leaders responsible for the persecution of the church. It is interesting to note that the company of believers did not ask the Lord to change the attitude of their enemies.”
“They accepted the fact that such persecution had been foreseen... ‘The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.’ – Acts 4:25 & Psalm 2 [Bold mine to show why Christians and politics don’t usually mix very easily. -pdd] The Lord would have us understand that suffering persecution for His sake is the price to be paid in the blood and tears for the unspeakable pleasure of serving Him in the holy way of life.”
“Our young people should be impressed with the fact that they cannot expect the Lord to change the attitude of their unsaved friends. When once the young converts discover this truth they will not find it difficult to overcome the hardships of life. Pastors find it difficult to get the young people established in the faith because they apparently believe that God should change their environment in answer to prayer. It is apparently difficult for them to understand that a change in their surroundings is not the solution of their spiritual problems. It is likewise true that a change in the moral conditions which environ the church today is not the solution of its spiritual problem.”
“The…believers found the solution of their problems when they lifted up their voice with one accord in prayer to God.”
“The embattled believers were praying with an unwavering faith when they said, “Lord, thou art God… It is remarkable how impotent and insignificant the feeble efforts of wicked men appear when we realize that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Ps. 46:1)
“When we fortify our faith … with the words, ‘Lord, thou art God,’ we can prevail in prayer and overcome the combined forces of evil which threaten us in these trying times. Almighty God will not abandon His eternal purpose because a few wicked men have lifted up their voices against Him.”
“It does not require moral courage to promote a program to entertain a group of nominal Christians. Neither does it require courage to give a book review, or speak on current events; but it does require boldness to press the claims of Christ on men, and command that they repent of their sins and yield themselves to Him.”
“It does not require spiritual fortitude to organize a campaign to raise money for the general interests of the church; but it does take much prayer and faithful preaching to precipitate a genuine revival of full salvation.”
“It is not unusual to hear some ministers say they are so burdened with the work of the church that they have very little time to spend in earnest prayer. The results of his neglect of prayer will be revealed by the poverty of his preaching. God’s servants should consider that nothing pertaining to the
“I am persuaded to believe that the professing Christians would see more miracles of healings performed by the hand of Jesus if they would spend more time in earnest prayer for the messengers of the Gospel.” -posted by Phillip
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Jam Surprise Muffins
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup milk
non-stick vegetable spray
1/2 cup your favorite jam
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Blend in butter using a fork until mixture is crumbly. Whisk together the egg and milk and then pour into the dry ingredients. Stir just until ingredients are moistened,about 25 strokes.
Batter will be lumpy. Fill sprayed and floured muffin cups or paper liners about 1/3 full. Spoon one tablespoon of jam on top of the batter and cover with enough batter to fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Q: What kind of jam wouldn't you eat?
A: A traffic jam!
(From Gooseberry Patch Kids in the Kichen) Gram gave us this cookbook so I hope she knows that we are enjoying it.
Post by Kimberly
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Elijah and I got "new teeth". So, here is a picture of my plastic teeth (or tooth =).~~And here's a picture of Elijah and his teeth. =)~
I hope you liked our pictures.
Posted by Noah!