Thursday, December 23, 2010

Don't judge yet... my new hobby

I know like I have time for a new hobby... I don't even have time to blog. So don't judge yet because I am starting from scratch. Drum roll... my new hobby... iiiissss... taking pictures of Karis. Oh, but I've been doing that for over a year now. Right, but now I have a sweet camera to make better pics with. Really I need to work on editing. So there you have it. A blog nothing about Christmas. Except for now I would like to say that I am happy it's Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Advent: Remembering the Past-Looking forward to the Future

Gordon-Conwell Theology Seminary Advent Devotional

JOURNEY to the MANGER: Advent 2010

Karen Mason

The Holy City

I grew up in a community of Christians who eagerly anticipated the return of Jesus Christ. So when Advent season arrives, my attention is drawn not only toward the past but toward the future. John sees a new Jerusalem where God will dwell with his people, where every tear will be wiped away and where death will be no more. Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Alpha and Omega, will make all things new.

Following Christ daily is a challenge. As Christians, we are not immune from sickness, personal and financial setbacks and the effects of living in a world infected by human depravity. In the midst of those challenges, we can live with hope because we know that Jesus Christ will return and we will live with him in a new heaven and a new earth. The risen Christ has conquered death and there will come a time when Jesus Christ will appear. In that instant, sin and death will be completely destroyed, and his followers will enter into the new Jerusalem of his eternal kingdom.

We do not know when that will be, but we still live with confident hope because the sovereign God of the universe is Lord over time and eternity.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Time?

So much emotion is expected and hoped for during the "holidays". Listen to the music, listen to how people talk, watch the parking lots at the malls... strange, but glad to be experiencing things a little different this year. In fact, I've had to find Christmas music online because I never hear it otherwise. No 24/7 Christmas radio channel or even one song is to be found. We also don't have any of our decorations... which leads me to the next issue.

I started a wreath making project a month ago and it's still not done. I keep making it and taking it apart because it's just not right. So any help or advice is welcome. In the meanwhile I'm sticking to baking and going back to my strict policy of only crafting when absolutely necessary.

PS- I will be starting a new hobby Saturday. Stay tuned... I think you're going to like it.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

reoccuring themes - a list

Here in the Southern Hemisphere we are quickly approaching Summer. For us it is rainy season. I am especially thankful for the rain because it cools off the already 100 degree days. Not sure if the quick to come and quick to go rain is the cause of all the rainbows, but lately I see them almost every day. Thank you Lord for your promise.

Sore throat
I have been sick so much lately. Finally, this week on my 4th visit to the doctor, the second doctor that is, I have an answer to the 20-something year long question. Why do I have sore throats? And why do they seem to be worse here? After a couple of tests I was diagnosed with a 75% allergy to dust and mold and a 90% blockage of one of my nasal cavities. Although this diagnosis is chronic, medicine can help and so far it is.

Portuguese for babysitter this word seems to cause much celebration/headache for our family. The first baba Karis had was to good to be true. We loved her. She got pregnant and then almost lost the baby so she had to quit. Our second baba we grew to love also became pregnant. She had some bad morning sickness and felt it was better for her not to keep Karis. Now we will start with our 3rd baba on Monday.

So many of my friends are pregnant or just had their baby. I'm talking number in the double digits. Yes, I think around 20.

I think I had another item to add to the list, but me forgetting something is also a reoccurring theme.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

3 Years

In case you are new to our blog or have been out of touch for the last 3 years please check out our day from December 1, 2007.