Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Luke Crawling

"Welcome to the Lion Show"

My Online Devotion - 6/29

Just wanted to share this:


"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21 (NKJV)

No study of the names of God could be complete without addressing the name of Jesus. The name Jesus is so familiar to us that it's difficult to imagine a time when it wasn't a part of our vocabulary. But despite its familiarity, there's meaning in this name that's not so obvious on the surface.

For starters, Jesus is a transliteration of the Hebrew name Yeshua or Yehowshuwa. Dig a little deeper and you find that the name Yehowshuwa comes from the words Jehovah and yasha. Jehovah is the personal name of God, and the word yasha literally means "to be saved" or "to be delivered." When we put this all together, we see that the name Jesus, when taken back to its Hebrew roots, means "God saves."

It doesn't get any more spot-on than that! And it brings new meaning to the statement above: "He will save His people from their sins." The name of Jesus wasn't randomly pulled out of a hat. It was specifically and deliberately chosen to identify God's Son, because everything about Him, from the cradle to the grave, was about the salvation He would secure for us.

Every time we say the name Jesus, it's a declaration of what He was all about. We declare His earthly mission and His eternal passion to save. He is the God who is not interested in serving Himself, but in saving others…saving us…even though we don't deserve it.

Yet despite the fact we don't deserve to be saved, He has saved us. Not because of who we are, but simply because of who He is. And there's no stronger exclamation mark of God's heart to save than the name Jesus!

- crosswalk.com

Sunday, June 27, 2010

we're here

We've been in our new home for a little over a week now and we are slowly but surely settling in. We love our new town and are excited about all of the fun activities going on around us. Yesterday we headed out to the Farmer's Market downtown and had a blast.

Tonight we're going to the Celebrate America festival and will have pictures to follow. Since moving here Luke has started pulling up on everything and tries to cruise along the furniture. Slow down mister. Slow it down.
The boys are really loving the new house - especially having a room that is completely theirs to play in. Nothing is off limits in there, just fun and tons of toys.
I know they enjoy having a place in the house that isn't filled with "don't touch" and "no" - let me tell you, I do too :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Garden Update 6/15 (alternately titled a million pictures!)

My mums from the fall that are blooming!

Roma Tomatoes
The cherry tomato is finally 'fruiting'
Grape Tomatoes turning red
something so beautiful abut a cucumber blossom
the cucumber vine growing up the tree
'lasagna' pot of herbs
banana tree
my mother's day jasmine
do you see it trying to grow up the bricks?
1st jalapeno!
baby cucumber

Monday, June 7, 2010

gag me with a straw

seriously people - he put his apple juice straw in the ketchup and drank it. I told you it was like a food group in our house. blech. he, of course, thought it was hilarious.

on the move again

Ben got a new job in NWA so here we go again - we're moving! We only have a few weeks until we have to get gone so it's going to be a whirlwind next few weeks. We're really excited though and can't wait to see what God has in store for us in our new town. We drove up there this past weekend to see a few different houses and finally decided on this one, here are a few pics:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6 months

Happy 6 months sweet Luke. We sure do love you to pieces.