Saturday, July 11, 2009

All moved in

Well, all our "stuff" is at our new house. Moving for the second time in six months was a chore, but God blessed us with our very own home this time.

In a week, vacation Bible school starts. I'm very curious about other churches and families where it comes to this. Are you doing a VBS and if so, what materials are you using this year? Our church has chosen to do the Underground Church of Rome. I'm excited! There is more to do this year than teach, sing or do crafts. With this literature, I'm actually get to use my loud mouth in a drama each night. I am going to play one of the ladies who gathers for the underground church and eagerly awaits word from Paul! This is going to be so fun.

This week though, we are starting a study in the Old Testament with our children here at home. We are using Grapevine Studies to teach the kids an overview of the basics of the OT. This will be a wonderful start to my oldest daughter's study in Proverbs 31. I have been eagerly awaiting the start of that study as well. I anticipate being able to watch her bloom into the woman God intended for her to be.

I'll keep everyone updated as to our progress. OH! I almost forgot, my youngest child has a lot of trouble with math. I'm considering using Math-U-See but I understand there are others like it out there. Any comments or suggestions are VERY appreciated!

Thanks and blessings from
Deb G

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oh my aching back!

I hope ya'll will all understand as I take a few days off to move into my new home. God has blessed us with more than we could imagine with this house. My husband is already taking loads over as we speak and I needed a definite break with this old back of mine.

Ya see, yesterday I shampooed carpets there and well, it was the first time I had EVER shampooed carpets anywhere. Last night it felt like someone had sucker punched me in the back at my lower ribs!! Ouch! Today I will be going to get some Thermacare or something similar and use it while I make spinach dip for a July 4th celebration that our church is doing.

Tomorrow in church, we will celebrate a different type of independence. The one we are given as Christians should bring us to our knees in thankfulness and humbleness each day. We will be celebrating this all day and end with the Lord's supper that night. This Lord's special is extra special for me, because it is the first that we will celebrate with our new church home and the first that my entire family will be able to participate. All three of my children have been gloriously saved and baptized! I feel so blessed.

Think about what type of independence you are going to celebrate today and tomorrow. Be safe and see ya'll hopefully in a week!