Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Likeness of Him

The Valley of Vision is a collection of puritan prayers that have served to both encourage me and refocus my attentions as I approach each day. If you haven't read them I would highly suggest you do, there is much to be learned there!
Here is a passage from one of the prayers that I wanted to share, I'll warn you it's a bit long but well worth it.

"O Lord God,
Thou hast commanded me to believe in Jesus;
and I would flee to no other refuge,
wash in no other fountain,
build on no other foundation,
receive from no other fullness,
rest in no other relief...
Let me not be at my own disposal,
but rejoice that I am under the care of one
who is too wise to err, too kind
to injure, too tender to crush...
Help me to guide my affections with discretion,
to owe no man anything, to be able to
give to him that needeth, to feel it
my duty and pleasure to be
merciful and forgiving,
to show to the world the likeness of Jesus."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


"[We] gather together as the church not to enjoy preaching eloquence (or to criticize its lack) but to hear and heed the Word of God. We come to be exhorted, not entertained." 
-Alistair Begg

15 things I'm thankful for...

1.For my family, whom I can only begin to treasure.

2. Blessings.

3. The Hood family, and how they have been a blessing, each one in a different way.
We will miss you Hoods!

4. My encouraging music teacher! Who has been so helpful and positive.

5. Family. :)

6. Our Film Class, our team, and my new appreciation for the film-making industry.

7. Read-alouds (I just had to mention that), parties, and midnight showings!

8. Dear friends.
Who we had so much fun visiting.

9. Our small group study of A Portrait of Paul, along with the delightful fellowship.

10.My very own bluebonnets.

11. Our Church.

12. The Webbies.
And especially for the little bundle of joy coming in June! :)

13. Dancing in the Minefield and Andrew Peterson.

14. Fun memories.

15. For God's hand in my life.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I know, I know, you think the picture above is the seeds I planted in March. Well, their not. The seeds I planted February is the picture below. Cute and small.

I have around six of the these cute and small sprouts.

Here are the two plants side by side.

This is Nate.
When Nate saw that I had tilled the ground and made it flat and level, he was suddenly interested in being outside and running his dump truck over the perfect dirt patch. Then, after he started to dig in the perfect dirt patch, we then came to an agreement. He has his one third of dirt, and I have the two thirds, neatly fenced in. So, we get along.

Ah, bluebonnets.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dear Dad

Dear Dad,
I hope you have gotten over jet lag by now. How are things going? Well, over on this side of the pond, Mica is pretty much over the flu, and I just really, really want to be done with the flu. Its been two days for me to be sick, though it feels like eternity! I guess this has reminded me that it is not my plans that will prevail. Oh, I got your British card in the mail on Saturday! Thank you! Also, I opened up grandma's package, which was an embroidered table cloth which matches the napkins that she had already embroidered and given to me. The table cloth has little pockets at the corners, and in each pocket, there was a generous amount of money! Earlier that morning, the Webbies, Aunt Gabby, and Grandma all called and sang happy birthday, the Hoods called as well, and the Apodaca's called today. It was so cute to hear all the kids, with their little voices, sing. For dinner we went to Locatelli's and enjoyed some yummy pizza, Mica and I did our best to not cough. And it was strange, one of the waiters recognized us from HEB, because he works there part time. Today I have felt awful, and spiked up a fever, but right now the Ibuprofen has kicked in, so I am feeling good (at least for a little bit). We listened to a message by Paul Washer today, it was really good. Well, I better get ready for bed (and your probably having breakfast or lunch). We all miss you!

The green couch mom got me!

Yes, those cups are all mine.

Grandma's package.

Caro :)

P.S Thinking about it, I am very grateful that I don't live in the 1800s
with the flu, I can't imagine how they survived before.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy birthday, Caro!

Happy 15th birthday, Caro!
How special it has been to call you my sister and my friend.
I pray that the Lord would reveal Himself to you and draw you to Himself; that He would make you a new creature for the service of His Kingdom.
I'm sorry you are sick with the flu on your birthday and I'm very sorry that I was the one who gave it to you  but at least you got to have your birthday breakfast before you got sick :).

May God bless you!
Mica and Caro, ages 6 and 3.


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