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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Little Birds

I have a water fountain outside and Claire put these little resin birdies on it.  
One keeps being knocked in to the water by playful little birds.

 I took these pictures from my kitchen window.  They are having such fun!  I love to watch them!

 "The little birds trust God, for they go singing
From northern woods where autumn winds have blown...

With joyous faith their unmarked pathway winging
To summer lands of song, afar, unknown.

  Let us go singing, then, and not go crying;
Since we are sure our times are in His hand,

 Why should we weep, and fear, and call it dying?
It's merely flying to a Summer Land."
--Streams in the Desert

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day off - visiting great-grandparents

After our candy corn cookies were made (they were quite sweet!!)
we went to visit Grandpa Pete and Grandma Lois.
They are always so happy to see the girls!

Claire loves the little lady bug made from a bowling ball that is at the entrance to Grandpa Pete's place.

Sophia wanted to know if she could ride Grandma Lois' wheels! 

Then Hannah also took a little ride.  
  But not too long. 

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. 
I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Isaiah 46:4

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day off

On Mondays I watch Claire.  But this last week, the girls had the day off of school so all 3 came for the day.    

Jill told the girls that they were going to Nana's house for the day.  Claire said "Maybe we get hugs!"  Yes, I would think so!!!

   Lots of hugs!!

We decorated our pumpkins. 

"That's mine.  I draw face." 
 "I want picture with rock."  (she is really putting words together now!)
 "How many birdies, Claire?"
                                                                 "1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12!"

"Hi geese!!"
(she waves at every critter and people she sees) 

except him.
I ran into this spider web!!  GROSS!  It was a full web until I did that.
See him by the wood?  He's almost camophlaged. 

Chalk is good for drawing and for lipstick!


The girls helped do some leaf raking.  They didn't even ask if I wanted it done.  They are good workers with lots of initiative!

Hannah wanted to try out a recipe of her own.  "You just take common denominators from several recipes." she told me.  She wanted to make cookies with candy corn in them!

Yes, I did supervise!  I watched so those little fingers wouldn't get chopped off, Jill!

 Claire wanted to play downstairs.  She loves to go there to the play house and she always says the same thing every time as she climbs down those steps.

"It's dark down there!"  (or "Is daak down deh")

And I always say "We'll turn on the light!"

Monday, October 27, 2014

Judgement House - Prayer Room

This is my 2nd year as the Prayer Director for Judgement House.
What an honour to do this!
"During evangelist Billy Graham's historic 1949 Los Angeles campaign, the big tent that held over 6,000 people was filled to overflowing every night for 8 weeks.  Close by was a smaller tent set aside for counseling and prayer.  

Cliff Barrows, longtime music director and close friend and associate of Graham, has often said that the real work of the gospel took place in 'the little tent', where people gathered on their knees to pray before and during every evangelistic service."  -- Daily Bread

We set up our own little "tent room" down the hall from where our Judgement House drama was taking place.

In my prayer room, I have lots of tools to help guide people to a deeper level of prayer with the Lord.

 I have to share this little story about the white handkerchief.
From the Daily Bread - "Recently, while watching a video of a church service held in South America, I noticed something I had never seen before in church.  As the pastor passionately called his flock to yield their lives to Jesus, one of the parishioners took a white hankie out of his pocket and started waving it in the air.  Then another, and another.  With tears running down their cheeks, they were expressing full surrender to Christ.  But I wonder if there was more to the moment than the flags of surrender.  I think they were waving flags of love to God.  When God told His people to 'love the Lord your God' (Deut. 6:5), it was in the context of His urging them to surrender their lives to Him.  From God's point of view, life with Him is far more than just trying to be good.  It is always about relationship - relationship in which surrender is the way we express our grateful love to Him."

I have several worship CD's that we play throughout the evening.

Our 2 boards are filled with prayer requests that are texted to us.
And LOTS of answered prayers that we cheer about!

I have several who come to be prayer walkers.  These people follow a group going through the tour of Judgement House.  They come alongside in prayer for each person.

I also have people who just come to pray in the "little tent".  Some silently (in their own little prayer closet, so to speak) and others in groups of two or more.

And many who are my e-prayer partners.  They are sent e-mails of prayer requests throughout the week and answers to those prayers too.


"Prayer is a hand-clasp with God."

"Do you think prayer like Elijah's at Mt. Carmel is beyond you?  Think again.  James 5:16-18.  The point is not the person who prays, but the God Who answers!