Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I read about Joni Earikson Tada when I was in highschool. How I admired her!

One summer in 1967, while swimming with some friends, Joni dove into a lake not knowing how shallow it really was. She broke her neck, paralyzing her body from the neck down. She spent the next two years in rehabilitation. She struggled with life, she struggled with God, and she struggled with her paralysis. But since then, Joni has written books, has recorded several musical albums, and she is actively involved as an advocate for disabled people. Joni is now an internationally known mouth artist! Joni loves the Lord and will tell you how a personal relationship with God has helped her overcome the obstacles in her life and how you can experience the love of God, despite pain and suffering.

I told the girls about Joni and we looked at some of her paintings on the internet. We decided to try our own mouth paintings.

It was really hard so sometimes we used our fingers.

This was Hannah's finished product. I thought she did a great job! Sophia's painting was also beautiful - the entire page filled with splashes of paint!

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10

Monday, January 17, 2011

No two alike

Sunday -

I LOVE working in the nursery. Just look at these kids! Aren't they just precious????

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Sunday afternoon we got to babysit the grandkids. We decided to make snowflakes.

Sophia is just learning to use the scissors.
"It's bootiful!"
Al: They say no two snowflakes are alike.
Ha ha! So true!

While they were cutting out snowflakes, I was getting out ingredients to make cookies.
They finished with their snowflakes and we decided to tape them to the sliding glass door. As Hannah and I were busy taping, I all of a sudden heard the whirring of the mixer.
Sophia had started the mixer all by herself!!

It scared me to death! I was so worried she would get her fingers in the blades. But luckily, I was able to get it stopped before some tragedy occured.

Sophie: Woa - that was amazing!
Well, I hope it wasn't so amazing she wants to try that again! At least not until she is older. The cookies turned out quite amazing though.
Sophie: Yummy in the tummy!
A fun Sunday for sure!