Monday, February 25, 2008
And I will bless Your name forever
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your
works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious
splendor of Your majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your
And I will declare Your greatness.
They shall utter the memory of Your
And shall sing of Your righteousness.
The LORD is gracious and full of
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The LORD is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all
All Your works shall prais You,
And Your saints shall bless You."
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The Bride's cake ~ It was so pretty!
Cutting the Bride's cake
Cutting the Groom's cake.
Stuffin' the cake!
Jennifer and the young lady who caught the bouquet
Still hoping that the sky would clear, even for just a few minutes, we decided to breakout the binoculars and peer at the cloudy sky, for just a glimpse of the Moon. We were able to view not only the moon, but also Saturn which was very bright that night.
About fifteen minutes after we arrived home, Phoebe, Johanna & Jaden sat atop the Jeep, I heard the shout (I was preparing dinner), "there it is", and came roaring out the back door! Sure enough... there was the moon. It was so beautiful, because by this time, the face of the moon that we see on earth had been covered by the sun and it was beginning to glow a dark golden orange, similar to a hunter's or harvest moon. Joel was unable to take any pictures, but he did find some up on Ken Ham's blog. Dr. Jason Lisle is the Astronomer for Answers in Genesis, and he was able to capture the stages of the Lunar eclipse. I hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures of the "lesser light", and reflect on the beautiful light that we all enjoy at night.
"Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day." Genesis 1:3-5
"The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge." Psalm 19:1-2
Thursday, February 21, 2008
"Fifteen year old Caleb has matured quite a bit the last two years, but sometimes he and Jaden are a goofy mix. One afternoon everyone but the three of us was gone. I was resting in my room and heard fussing in the kitchen. Then Caleb sort of yelled, trying not to laugh, "Jaden! Don’t add to the word of God!" Later I asked Caleb what happened. He said that to help calm things down Caleb was quoting 1 Corinthians 13 (the Love Chapter). Jaden interrupted with "Love is not kind." That’s when Caleb rebuked him. Then Jaden said, "But I love you and I’m not always kind to you." Oh, the logic of little ones! (Caleb tried to explain - "Yes, but you are not Love [meaning The Lord God].")
Not long after that incident, Caleb came to me and reported that Jaden had been eating bread and began laughing. He spewed bread crumbs on the kitchen floor. When Caleb required him to sweep it up, Jaden refused and Caleb was appealing to me to enforce Caleb’s request. I commanded Jaden to do it, and he obeyed. In fact, because he went "above and beyond" by helping Caleb sweep the whole kitchen / breakfast room, Caleb gave Jaden a quarter. He went to put the quarter in his wallet.
About that time I came into the breakfast room. While Caleb dished up my supper, Jaden appeared with his wallet. He handed Caleb a dollar bill. Caleb thought he was trading him for the quarter and told him to keep it. "No," Jaden insisted. "Put it in the land fund, so you can buy more land." He passed me, saying, "Acurn." Was he saying "acorn?" I thought, "You little hick." Just then Caleb quothe, "Acurn." "Aha," I said to myself, "they have a private joke."
Jaden went back to his room to return the wallet. Upon his return to the breakfast room, he mused quite sagely, "Mom, when I young and used to hear people say ‘acre’ I thought they were saying, ‘acorn.’ And I would say to myself, ‘Soooo, you are building your house on ten acorns. That’s a pretty small house!’ " :0)"
Have a great day!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Chief blogger - Texas Skies
Is a Vote for Ron Paul a Wasted Vote?
"Liberty is the Freedom to Do Right and Obey God's Law. No One has the Right to Do Wrong"
- Dr. Joseph Morecraft
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Jennifer Anita Russell
Charles Ray Jurden Jr.
Were joined in marriage in Tyler, Texas
on Sunday, February 10, 2008
The wedding of Charles and Jennifer was at 3:00 last Sunday afternoon. And it was a beautiful service, simple but very special.
Poppy walked Jennifer down the aisle towards her waiting Charles.
The lighting of the Unity candle was unique in that during the lighting process, Jennifer and Charles requested that their guests sing a praise chorus as they lit the candle. It was a beautiful time for us to praise the Lord for bringing these two special people together.
We didn't get a picture of "the kiss" on this camera, so I choose to post this one instead.
The colors were black and white, with fall type colors for the flowers. They were all silk, and so pretty. Each of the attendants wore a large
boutonniere which comprised a single flower of either, gold, crimson, or orange, and some baby's breath. The bouquets were of the same. They were so very nicely done.
On Thursday (2-7-2008) the phone rang and Dad answered. It was the person who had talked with Dad a couple of weeks ago regarding this particular surprise. This individual wanted Dad to come to a nearby town to pick up the surprise. I had already "picked up" on what it was, but had kept a pretty tight lip regarding it so as not to ruin it for the rest of the kids who didn't know. Anyway, Dad announced at breakfast that I would be accompying him on this "little trip", and that our friend would be here at such and such a time. The friend came by and picked Dad & me up. After dealing with some "business" here in town, we headed to the site of the surprise. It was an enjoyable ride, and of course we were all excited about what we knew was at the end of the line. :) We arrived at our destination, and the friend worked out the final details for our surprise, while Dad and I sat in the car, with our other friend talking and waiting until the "go" was given. Can you guess what it is??? Well, here is where I have to give it away. Drumroll please...
A new car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, it's not exactly new in the sense that its a 2008, but it is new to us, and very nice indeed.
We are now the very blessed & happy recipients of a 2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi. It is off-white, and is "fully loaded" as the saying goes. Leather seats, a very nice stereo, less than 50,000 miles, a huge trunk, etc. etc., the list is very long.
So now that you are all *gasping* for breath (yeah right!), just like I was as I climbed into it for the very first time, let me just say one thing, THANK Jehovah Jirah (The LORD our Provider)!!!! We are so blessed and don't even deserve it in the least.
Here is a picture of the car. Hopefully we can get a better quality one up on our site soon.
Thanks for sharing in our blessing!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
On Monday I hope to blog some about this weekend and the wedding we have to attend, and of course the surprises. :)
Please pray for our family this weekend because we have a very hetic weekend. Here are some of the things we have going:
- Aunt Jennifer & Uncle Charles' wedding Sunday. Be in prayer for them and for Jennifer's daughter Lexi. They will be traveling to CO for their wedding trip. Pray for a wonderful time skiing and whatever else, plus for safe road and air travel both for J & C, and also for Lexi and Baylee who will be joining them (Lord willing) this coming Tuesday. They are flying so be in prayer for these two young counsins that they will have a wonderful flight.
- Church services. Pray that our attendance will be up from last week. We've had several people ill and out of town lately, so the attendance is pretty low. BTW for Mr. A's info, Mr. T was able to go home from the hospital last evening. He is doing much better.
- Safe travel for our family as we travel to Tyler for Jennifer's wedding, also pray for Joel and our cousin Reece as they'll be leaving earlier on Sunday for the trip to Tyler.
- Pray for Mom & Gammy as they will be here in McKinney. Due to Mom's illness and other things she will not be making this trip. Pray that everything goes just great for these two and that nothing serious happens (though I seriously doubt it will). I hope they have a great time... talking! :)
Thanks so much for reading our blog. I appreciate those who do. Leave a comment or suggestion when you get the time. I love hearing feedback on what we post.
Next week: I plan on beginning an overview on the United States Consitution and what it means so stay tuned. Also, we hope to post wedding pictures for your enjoyment (Camille). Joel is one of the two wedding photographers (you can pray for him in that way as well), so I'm sure we'll have at least one good photo.
Have a lovely weekend, and I'll see you next week.
Tuesday was Johanna's 10th birthday! We had so much to do that day that I totally didn't find the time to write! So, here I am almost a week later finally blogging about my "little sister" who's not so little anymore! I really can't believe how tall she's gotten, we almost see eye to eye. She's already a decade young! (Above, Jo and her special cake)
Look! A matching journal and notecards! And of course its pink with flowers on it. I love her expression and the way her eyes are so big and beautiful.
It is pronounced Jo-hon-ah, unlike Jo-hann-ah, and the reasoning behind that is when she was born, Mom & Dad wanted to name her a biblical name that meant "grace" because all of the David Kautt ladies have either a first or middle name that means "grace". So, they came up with a very interesting plan. Dad's father's name is John and Mom's mother's name is Anna so they smuched those two together and out came her name as it stands today... Johanna. She is named after her two grandparents, pretty neat!
She has grown into a little lady over the past 12 months, and its hard to think that she's not a little girl anymore, she is getting so tall and mature. I am thankful fo Jo and all she does around here. She is very intelligent and loves to read books, write in her journal, write stories, and talk.