Tuesday, February 27, 2007

James 5: 13 - 16

Here is some scripture that I am working on commiting to memory.

James 5: 13-16
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is any one happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is anyone of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well, the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Things I learned today

I have been sick this week along with jury duty...yeah the best of both worlds. I've gone through a couple boxes of kleenex the past couple days wiping up the congestion as it escapes. Here are a couple things I've learned today: first, when your nose is raw don't select your wife's face lotion...it burns. Second, don't grab the aloe bottle thinking it's a good choice and will take away the burn of the lotion because it won't. Thankfully I found the triple antibiotic ointment and it has releaved the burn.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Week 30

Here is the update for this week on Junior:
Your baby is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about half a pound more than he did last week (about 2 1/2 pounds total) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain — which is busy developing billions of neurons. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester. To keep yourself and your baby well nourished, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and calcium. (Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening.)

Things are still going well as the pregnancy moves along. At times it seems like this has been a multi year process, going extremely slow. Other times it seems like the weeks are flying by...13, 12, 11, 10. All things considered, things seem to be going very well. Of course I am not the one "with child". I think the nesting stage has officially ended for Natasha, she has accomplished some amazing things feats during this stage. The room is pretty much set with changing table, crib,bassinete, and the closet has shelves that are filled with all sorts of baby clothes. Lately she has been very tired and doing lots of resting.

I (we) have successfully narrowed the name search down from a top 25 to a top 5. I think we will leave it at that and see what name fits him best when we see him.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


I like memorizing verses. I think I like it because to do it I have to think about, reflect on, and say the words over and over all day long...because if I don't I can't memorize. This makes those words permeate me, become a part of me. I also like it because the Word has shown me who I am and who I am not, who I want to be and who I don't want to be...they have changed me and continue to change me.

So here is my latest: Hebrews 4:12. The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

If you want a small complex read on into verse 13...nothing like knowing everything is on the table and you didn't even have to put it there. A big step for me is admitting what is laying there is really laying there, because it is there. I wonder what God is thinking when I pretend what is laying out there isn't there or act like he doesn't see or know it.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


The other day Natasha and I were talking about how there are only 11 more weeks of the pregnancy (according to the calendar). The next morning I woke up thinking about just how long 11 weeks is. 77 days. 2079 hours. That is really not very long and while a lot of things are done there is still a lot of things I want to have done before...thats when the near hyperventilation started.

Man is it easy to send yourself into a panic. I am convinced no one is ever "ready" for this. The only way you can be fully prepared is if you have experienced it and having never experienced it I am not fully ready. I am sure many things will change in 11 weeks. Schedules, sleeping habits, desires, attitudes, thoughts, and priorities. I guess I am ready for change and thats about as close as you can get to being ready.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Artic Wonder

Today I faced the artic wonder head on...actually it was more frozen face on. Everyone else at work had spent the night plowing while I spent it curled up like a little babe sleeping away under our down comforter. So rather than sitting at work alone I decided to venture out of doors.

I don't know if you caught the forecast from Scary Terry and WoodTv this morning (she gets that name from me for her forecast usually has a tone of impending doom from the weather we will be experiencing. I am convinced it is a ploy to get us glued to the tv). Anyway, Scary Terry's forecast for the weekend is snow, cold, and wind...blizzard conditions.

I take Scary Terry's forecast and apply the scary factor to them. For instance tonight and tomorrow she is forecasting we could see 12 inches of snow. 12 x scary factor = my forecast of 4 inches of snow. It usually works out pretty close, except for the very rare times she is lucky and guesses it right. We will see if tonight is one of those times...I am guessing not.