Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas photos

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas!

Christmas breakfast :)

Anna's homemade cinnamon rolls

Ben got a pipe in his stocking

ready to open presents

The boys both got tools from Dad.

Christianne got a movie

Dad got Mom a beautiful cookware set :)

Wesley got a few CDs.

Anna and I got Ben a bowie knife

Anna got an apron from Anthropologie

Christianne bought me this book. :)

Anna bought me a steering wheel cover for my car. She knows me well!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hallelujah, hope has come
Hallelujah, Christ has come!
We once were slaves in misery,
Til You appeared and set us free!
Hallelujah, hope has come!

God will forgive my sin and shame with this, His Son who chose today
To leave His throne our guilt to own, with blood to purchase our freedom.
Grace, grace amazing grace! How can it be that He chose me?
Saved, saved by grace through faith in the babe, the Son of Mary!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fun updates

Last Thursday, M28 had an ugly sweater Christmas party. We played card games, talked, and ate lots of Christmas treats. We also had a contest for the most ugly sweaters, and a white elephant gift exchange. It was a fun way to end the semester.

This sweater won the ugly sweater contest:

white elephant gift exchange:

Two weeks ago a group of us made and decorated gingerbread cookies. It was so much fun to do that with friends! :)

It's so cold outside! We had some sleet on Saturday. The Christmas season is definitely here. :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

This past Sunday we were freshly reminded of Romans 8:28 "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him."
God caused the greatest evil - the crucifixion of His innocent Son Jesus - to bring about the greatest good - our salvation. Since God did /that/, how much more will He use my trials to bring good to me? He is faithful!