We have been having some really precious times with the girls. School is going well, the girls are doing well.
This a.m. in our morning devotions, I asked the girls to write 3 things that are qualities they see in each of their sisters, and then 2 things about themselves. Then I asked them to write down a sin that they personally struggle with.
They each went through this exercise and it was a good time together, learning from each other.
Tonight at Family Worship, everybody participated so nicely. It was just a great time in the Lord.
We read Galatians chapter 5 vs. 6- Galatians chapter 6 through verse 19. What a great group of scriptures.
We all talked about the grace of our Lord Jesus and Walking in the Spirit.
When Daddy asked, "What did we see when Jesus walked by the Spirit?" Sarah said, "Nothing, you cannot see a Spirit!" ROFL.....
She needed some explanation that when we say, "walking in the Spirit" or "by the Spirit" doesn't mean NEXT TO a Spirit, but walking IN CHRIST. And by Walking, we mean LIVING and focusing ON Christ in every day life.
Then she got it. :)
I watched Alli and Sarah playing with their dolls, combing hair and braiding it happily. I saw Erika today washing a car for her dad. I saw Anna teaching Bella new tricks, and helping her sister.
And I have to say, my heart was full of amazement in how the Lord has brought these girls to two very imperfect people and we are all blessed together.
Such changes have occurred! I am so thankful. My heart is full. Don't let anybody ever tell you that teenagers are awful. We heard that constantly when raising our boys and found it to be UNTRUE.
We are finding the same thing with our girls. They are awesome!
"His Mercies Are New Every Morning"
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)