Sunday, April 25, 2010
I just realized that I didn't post about our trip to see my mom in AZ during Spring Break. Here's a sun squinting picture of she and the kids. It was a memorable trip.I also escaped for a three day trip to AZ the middle of April to be with my mom for an important Dr.'s appointment. You can read about the good news on her blog. Here we are celebrating life over lunch.During my trip to AZ I also got to celebrate my Aunt's birthday. Guess how old this diva is?I also fit in an overdue lunch with my long time friend Carrie.
And I was super excited to see her bump. Her third little bean is due to arrive mid June.Did you hear that we got hit with some wet heavy snow this weekend? Spring in the Rocky Mountains is ever changing. I'm really looking forward to warmer temperatures. I'm itching to spend lots of time outdoors, to hike more often, to garden, tend to flowers and fresh vegetables, have BBQ's and to go camping.
We've been doing some cleaning in the Kintner household. Inside and Outside. Were also working to finish up several home improvement projects that have lagged on and on. See this pic? That was taken in August. I really hope to share some finished project pictures soon!
I took Carissa to see her first stage musical last night. We saw a well done high school production of 'Once Upon a Mattress'. Carissa loved all the princesses and was perfectly attentive for a 2.5 hour production. It was a special night including a quick bite at Chik-fil-A.
That's a wrap for tonight.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tibert's home. I didn't get a picture of the Tibert's together but I did capture...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Courtesy of Mom.
I don't know what got in to me but I was suddenly tired of his long fro and decided that I needed to do something about it immediately. In a moments time I found this tutorial, got Caleb situated on a stool in the kitchen and snipped away.
Its definitely not perfect but for his first 'mom cut' its not too bad.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
The biblical passages, images of Jesus Christ, and devotional prayers caused me to ponder His suffering, His life, His death and the anticipation of His resurrection.
I can't imagine what it would be like to be in the crowd yelling at Jesus, denying Him, betraying Him and then watching his shameful death on a cross. Its hard to believe that anything good could come out of such tragedy.
But thankfully our loving Father redeems the curse. He accepts the voluntary sacrifice of His Son and exchanges the ugly acts of human violence into redemption and forgiveness.
There are many areas in my life that I want to die to. My selfishness, my propensity to worry, and my desire to be in control take away life. I hope I can release these deaths and receive the Father's love, abundant grace and forgiveness.
I am grateful that I am a loved and redeemed child of God.
The lyrics of the song 'How Deep the Father's Love For Us' resonate with my soul.
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
The cross, originally representing a shameful death, has become through the work of Jesus the symbol of peace, hope, and life - eternal life.
In Him I can live. His truth is alive.
As we anticipate the celebration of His resurrection I'm longing even more for His living water to spring up in me. I desire the fruits of His Spirit, the depth of His character and the passion of His purpose to awaken inside me like the radiant new dawn.