Hello! Well we have survived the stomach flu and now the girls are in the midst of ear infections and coughs that need steroids. So, I bring you pictures and updates that I meant to post last week!
In all of life’s craziness I have been really trying to get in some good reading for Lent. I found a wonderful devotional from Ann Voskamp author of One Thousand Gifts, called A Trail to the Tree. You can download it right from her blog and start using it today! The scripture, the writings, the pictures are all so wonderful. It has definitely led my quiet time during this Lenten season. Another book I found through Ann is Devotions for Lent. I downloaded it to my Kindle and I use the readings each week. One other very helpful link I found is Rachel Held Evans 40 Ideas for Lent. She covers everything from books and scripture meditations along with questions to ponder.
My favorite scripture so far that I have come across in my readings about Lent is Psalm 51. I read it and just picture David on his knees repenting and asking for forgiveness.
v. 1-2 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.
v. 7 Purify me from my sins,and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
v. 17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
This just speaks to me and brings to the surface the thing I think I forget to do the most. Repent, get on my knees, ask for forgiveness and really deal with the emotion that comes from the remorse of sin. How can I start new and fresh each day if I have not asked for forgiveness from the past misdoings? Plus, the freedom that is given as forgiveness enters and sadness, regret, shame and remorse flee.
We had a fun time doing all the Dr Seuss Birthday crafts.
Cat in the Hat Pizza.
Making a fishbowl.
Painting our own hats.
Between all the sick going on in our house my hubby and I jetted off on a 4 day work trip for him. I enjoyed some me time and saw some old friends…it will all be in the next post! Also, I found two really great books for moms…they are really wonderful and I will share more about them.