Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Explain God: From the eyes of an 8 year old

"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers."

"God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because He hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off."

"God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting His time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have."

"Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of Him preaching to them and they crucified Him. But He was good and kind, like His Father and He told His Father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K."

"His Dad (God) appreciated everything that He had done and all His hard work on earth so He told Him He didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So He did. And now He helps His Dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones He can take care of Himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important."

"You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time."

"You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God. Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway."

"If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids."

"But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases.

And.that's why I believe in God."

Attributed to Danny Dutton of Chula Vista, CA, for his third grade homework assignment.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Thank You!

Wow, are we blessed! When our father God puts a rock in your path, he is faithful to help you find your way around it. And we are blessed because we will be able to handle the next rock that comes our way.

Not long ago we found out about a wheelchair van that could actually work for a family our size. Usually when you do a wheel chair conversion to a van you get rid of at least half the seating. Well Viewpoint Mobility has one that still has seating for four besides the wheelchair (that means we would still have room for one more :).Needless to say we were very excited, but those of you who have been following our financial situation know that we cannot afford a new van. So we applied with the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation for the cost of the conversion ($22,000.00). We managed to get our application in in time and last night they called to say we have been approved. Wow!

So now we have to raise another $23,000.00 as the cost of a converted van costs $45,000.00. We were advised that we should apply with President's Choice Children's Charity as they have helped families to purchase a van to a maximum of $20,000.00.

We will need to kick in the other $3000.00, not sure where that will come from, but if God can provide us with $42,000.00 I am sure he will figure it out.

Just the thought of this being a possibility has given Sarah and I new hope with Caleb and the future looks just a little brighter.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

My Savior My God

Hey guys, I just found this incredible P & W album by Aaron Shust. I have been very blessed by his songs. You can list to this song and a couple others at his website www.aaronshust.com. This song peticularly got me and I have not been able to stop listening to it. Highly recommened!

Aaron Shust - My Savior My God

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at his right hand
Stands one who is my savior

I take him at his word and deed
Christ died to save me this I read
And in my heart I find a need
For him to be my savior

That he would leave his place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my savior

My savior loves, my savior lives
My savior's always there for me
My God he was, my God he is
My God he's always gonna be

Yes, living, dying; let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring
That he who lives to be my king
Once died to be my savior

That he would leave his place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my savior

My savior loves, my savior lives
My savior's always there for me
My God he was, My God he is
My God he's always gonna be

Monday, June 12, 2006

Family Planning

Sarah and I have been forced to look into the issue of family planning, and decide how we are going to approach this issue. God has been preparing me for this issue and laying a foundation for the truth.
We have fallen into a societal lie that says two children is the ideal. When you look at scripture there is nothing to support this, and in fact everything in the Bible says just the opposite. This lie has permeated us like crazy. How many times when I tell somebody that I have four children do I hear "Wow, ever heard of birth control?".

So where does the lie begin? Well what is everybody’s main concern about lots of children, money! How will you be able to afford to raise all those children? When it comes right down to it it is no different than that newly-wed couple that wants to have their first child, but waits until they can afford it. Are you ever ready? Can you ever really afford children? Thankfully God has a way of slipping the puck past the goal post and they usually do end up pregnant.

My God is bigger than the god of money (Maman). This is just one more step in the faith walk God has put us on, will God provide. Look was Psalm 127 says:

Psalm 127

1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

I want the Lord to build my house! I want the Lord to watch over my city!

2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to [a] those he loves.

His promise to me is that he will grant sleep (peace and rest) to those he loves, He loves those who put their trust in him!

3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Wow, I never noticed this before, but look at the last sentence in verse 5, "when they contend with their enemies in the gate". This is a position of offence, not defense. I am to raise an army that will storm the gates of the enemy!

The promises continue in Psalm 128:

Psalm 128

1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. 2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table. 4 Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD. 5 May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, 6 and may you live to see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel.
Thus sayeth the Lord!

All of this has made me look at my priorities and how I am spending my time and ask myself some hard questions.
I feel the spirit moving and I believe there is some breakthrough on the horizon. Peace!

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