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Cookie Baking Night 01/28/13

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Ethan and Carissa and special guest, Diana (Ethan and Carissa's mom). Diana joined us for supper, so I invited her to stay for the whole evening. It was fun to have her with us.

In accordance with our theme this year, "the year of the cookie". Tonight we followed the plan we made last time and made Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. 

Mmmmm. Yummy.

We also read our last lesson tonight from Leading Little Ones to God by Marian Schoolland. Lesson 86 was titled "Praise to God Forever". Ethan read the Bible portion of our lesson from Revelation 21:1-7. I highly recommend this book for your family. If you don't already own it, I encourage you to consider purchasing it.

It's a systematic theology for children divided into 14 parts:

1. Looking For God
2. God is Very Great
3. All That God Does is Good
4. Sin Spoiled the World
5. God's Law
6. God Loves Us
7. What Jesus Did
8. About the Holy Spir…

Happy Retirement Larry!

My Dad-Larry retired from his job as a custodian at a local school district (17+ years) on December 31. Today we celebrated with a little retirement party.  Larry took on a pre-made family when he married my mom, as I was 16 and my brothers were 14 and 12 years old at the time. He has honored God by providing so faithfully for his family these many years, so today we wanted to honor him (and with a little arm twisting, he agreed to let us). It was a lovely day.  We love you, Larry! Happy Retirement! May God grow you in Him in this new season of life. 

Cookie Baking Night 01/14/13

Well, after a bit of a winter break, tonight was the first Cookie Baking Night of 2013. In attendance this evening: Emily, Ethan, and Carissa. Tonight was Ethan's birthday choice (in two days, Ethan will be 10 years old). As is our tradition at Cookie Baking Night, the birthday person gets to choose what we have for supper and the "cookie" we make that night. For supper, Ethan chose BBQ pizza, chicken nuggets, and oranges. For his "cookie", he chose chocolate chip brownies (which upon clarification, means brownies with chocolate chips in them).

 To make the birthday brownies extra special, we frosted them and then sprinkled them with tiny chocolate chips, a most fun activity.

Tonight was a night of fun and a night of work. We have dubbed 2013 "the year of the cookie". You may have noticed we don't usually make cookies on Cookie Baking Night. We just bake something. This year (with the exception of birthday choices and pumpkin patch brownies, which…

Workplace Musings (Purpose Statement)

My job has changed in the last year. I went from being a medical transcriptionist to a trainer of the electronic medical record. God is using this change greatly in my life. He has shown me:

I am not in control. God has that job, is qualified for it, and does it far better than I ever could. God is the one who gives employment, and God is the one who takes it away. I am often looking to put my security in things other than God, such as my knowledge. Since a complete, I-can-do-this-in-my-sleep kind of knowledge of the job I was performing was removed, God was able to reveal this sin to me.When I don't know how to do something, I do nothing, out of fear. This has been a painful lesson for me, but God is faithfully teaching me along the way.  Pride abounds in my life. God is using this job to humble me.   As I have struggled to learn all the aspects of my new job, it was clear to me I needed to focus on my purpose and why I am there. With that realization, I wrote a purpose statement …

Katrina's Musings (Patience in Prayer)

E.M. Bounds on patience in prayer:

"Patience has its perfect work in the school of delay. In some instances delay is of the very essence of the prayer. God has to do many things antecedent to giving the final answer - things which are essential to the lasting good of him who is requesting favor at his hands."

Continue to pray, Christian. God is at work.