Thursday, October 29, 2009

Reed likes 80's band

Well I may have introduced Reed to Bon Jovi. We did an air band version of You Give Love a Bad Name. Then he wanted to watch some videos on youtube. I went to get dinner ready and he drew this picture of a concert.

Just gotta brag...

...on my girl!

She's doing so well with her piano lessons. I'm so proud of her. Her teacher was bragging on her today. Just makes me smile. Thanks Rachel.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Creation Museum

We had a great time at the Creation Musuem.

Wes and Reed pose for a pic with Abraham, Moses and David.

Reed with Paul.

Then we dropped by to see how Noah and his family were doing. Looks like the Ark is just about ready. From the amount of rain outside I was glad to see the boat. The Noah part of the museum is really well done. The pictures don't do it justice.

The dinosaurs were really cool. We went to a workshop with Buddy Davis, the guy that built most of the dinos in the museum. He showed us how he does it.

T-Rex may be looking for a couple of kids to snack on.

There was a break in the rain so we thought we would check out the gardens.

The Koi pond was neat. The kids really liked watching the fish come up to the surface.

I don't know if you can tell but it's raining. We had to rush through the petting zoo. Wish the weather could have been nicer so we could have enjoyed the gardens and zoo. We got soaked.

It was a very interesting place to visit. Would definitely do it again. I wish there were more museums like this that show you the Biblical view.

The kids are really interested in dinosaurs now. We found a Walmart the next day and bought a bunch of plastic ones. Reed loves playing with them.

If you ever visit the Creation Museum, give yourself the full day to see everything. We need to go back just to do the things we didn't have time for.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Abe Lincoln Heritage Trail

Last week was fall break. We had a great time in Kentucky. It rained a lot but we still got to visit some of the sites of Abe Lincoln's childhood.

The kids are being statues with boy Lincoln and his dog. Lincoln loved reading and would walk great distances to borrow a new book.

The building in the background houses a replica of Abe's log cabin. This is at the his birthplace.

The sinkhole where the Lincoln's got their water.

Inside the cabin at his boyhood home. These pegs were used to climb up into the loft.

Cabin at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Ultimate Parent

My Child,

I know everything about you Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit and when you rise Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect Father Matthew 5:28

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs Matthew 6:31-33

My plans for your future have always been filled with hope Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore Psalm 139:17-18

And I will rejoice over you with singing Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me, and I will give you the desires of your heart Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager 2 Thess 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carried a lamb I have carried you close to my heart Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes Rev 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth Rev 21:3-4

I am your Father and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins 2 Cor 5:18

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled 2 Cor 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad, Almighty God

P.S. All the above is 100% true. However, having said all this, I want to add a postscript:

I do forgive all your iniquities Psalm 103:3

I do heal all your diseases Psalm 103:3

However, you have a responsibility in your own healing Deuteronomy 28

It is not that I cannot heal; it is that I cannot without denying Matthew 5:22-24

My own holiness and giving you a leavened gospel that 2 Corinthians 7:1

Would say you can keep your sin and receive My blessings 2 Timothy 2:24-26

One of My Son’s missions on the earth was to heal the sick Acts 10:38

And destroy the works of the devil 1 John 3:8

And you are commissioned to do the same in My Son’s name Isaiah 58:6-12

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The other night we were reading Reed's bird book. I was telling him about the chickadee. It said they were friendly little birds and if you mimic their sound they might fly closer to check you out. When I said that you could just see the wheels in Reed's head turning. His eyes got big and he started talking. "Tomorrow at school when I go to out on the playground I'm gonna say Chick-a-dee-dee-dee and they will land on my finger. I'm going to show him to everyone because they are so cute. When we get home can be build a cage for him? Hmm, can we mom...Mom can we?" He was so disappointed the next morning when it was raining because he thought they would go outside at school. He was still talking about it today.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Reed's Drawing

Reed has finally gotten interested in drawing. I wondered if it would ever happen. I just had to share this one. The flowers are buttercups but they don't want to wake up because it's cold. That's Reed standing next to the tree and there's an earthworm next to him. You might think that thing on the tree is a branch, but it's a pteranodon hiding behind the tree. Then there's the possum on the side of the tree. There's a nest of baby birds on top of the tree and a bee hive hanging on the right side. The things flying under the sun and cloud include a flying beetle, a dragonfly, butterfly and some stinging bugs. You don't want to touch the ones that sting. I think that covers it.