Happy 2016! We rang in the New Year, little-kid-style–and it was a very stressful New Year’s. Mommy and Daddy were irritable and the little guys were hyper. Don’t let these pictures deceive you–we were moody Moodys, and it was all we could do to make it to 8:30pm! The boys helped me filled yellow balloons with… Read More A Moody New Year’s
After all the busyness of Christmas preparation, we celebrated a relaxing and quiet Christmas Eve with David and Tammy visiting from Colorado. They flew in late on the night before Christmas Eve–while Mom and Dad Moody were still in town–and Brynn met Uncle David and Aunt Tammy for the first time. Christmas Eve was beautiful and… Read More Family & Friends for Christmas
The other morning Silas wanted to sing me a song while “playing” the piano. Here is his rendition of Jesus Loves Me. Cooper joined in with the obligato on the chorus.
Marriage is not what I expected. It’s better, richer, deeper, fuller. Marriage is common grace. Grace given to believers and unbelievers alike. Grace that allows each marriage–each union of man and wife–to portray Christ’s relationship to His Church. What wonder! Marriage is reconciliation. Though bride and groom are permanently joined at the altar, the ministry… Read More This Mystical Thing Called Marriage
And today is his birthday! This song is for you, Babe, because we belong together. Because I love you.
The other night we went on a little McDonald’s Date. She ordered a mocha, and He ordered a McFlurry. We snagged a corner booth and pulled out the laptop to crank out some goals for the New Year. We haven’t always been good about writing down goals, but recently we’ve been having to do a… Read More Thoughts for a New Year
Stephen and I love spending time with family, exchanging presents, singing Christmas carols, drinking holiday coffee, seeing the snow fall (which we are missing here in Phoenix!) and decorating with red and green. But that’s not really why we celebrate Christmas. Christmas is when we remember Christ’s incarnation. Deity became humanity. The purpose for Jesus’… Read More Celebrating Christmas
Our church’s Christmas cantata this morning was entitled “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Stephen had the privilege of writing the narration, which was read by a couple in our church. The narration went line by line through the familiar carol explaining the doctrine within its text. From there, Stephen wove in scripture verses that were… Read More Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
The Wall is many granite sections, solid, cool, and black, A visitor may pause to touch a name. It just seems that in the dark reflections hands are reaching back, As if to greet and touch and hold the hands of those who came. And every name’s a father or a husband or a son,… Read More The Wall
A family in our church usually puts together a big Fourth of July picnic complete with a swimming pool, football on the front lawn, a sing-along, and fireworks. This year they added something new. The BBQ was entitled “Plate of Grace.” The family provided all the food for everyone as their “plate of grace” to… Read More Independence Day