So Nalia hated getting her hair washed I mean HATE it, Trav and I had to wash it together.... She did not like me fixing it...would rip out pony tails and say "Ouch Hair" whenever i tried to fix it..
She had long scraggly hair at the bottom that was grown out baby hair and more mature hair at top.. so I said we are cutting it so she does not look like the crazy un kept child... she was always wiping her hair out of her eyes but would not let me pull it back... I LOVE THIS HAIRCUT.. and she looks so much more older now...
I am not a fan of the 80's style hair cut for Nalia... like the straight across bangs and bob so I mixed it up . it works great for us...=)
THE LONG LOCKS BEFORE
anyone want to split half a cow. ALL NATURAL AND ORGANIC BEEF... Half weighs about 450 lbs and we would split that. $1.50 a pound, plus 35 cents to wrap a pound i believe to wrap.
email me if interested!
Another 2 paintings that WARM MY SOUL AND SPIRIT.
I am going to have this amazing painter do a custom portrait for us.
We talked with a special person and he reminded trav and i to have DAILY reminders of how GOD BLESSES US. I don't want to have a day go by and not remember what God has shown me and blessed me with.. when I forget that's when i forget the POWER of Who Christ is and what he has in STORE for my life. I will always have things around that remind me of BLESSING in every shape and SIZE!
Why I love this picture.. well just look at it... I cant wait for what God is going to do in my 2nd little girls life.. as i am processing this more i am more and more overfilled with Joy,, the SHOCK is going away and I am joyful, I use that word cause happy is a fleeting emotion or feeling and Joyful is something that lasts thru anything,,, I am HAPPY YES that I am pregnant and with a GIRL... And i am still JOYFUl even though i thought I was having a BOY. HA its funny when we try to take the driver seat and were surprised when things are not our way.. I KNOW KNOW KNOW that the DESIRE to have a BOY was put in me by CHRISt I know that.. its just in HIS timing when i will be BLESSED to experience it. I BELIEVE! God is GOOD..
The Ultra sound girl let Nalia do part of it. SO COOL... here is a picture to show her in action.
picture I found of Nalia Days old. I CANT WAIT FOR THIS NEXT ONE!!
these are from Nalias birthday. she loves babies and I cant wait to see her with her new little sister. She is holding her cousin from the Wagar side,
This is the baby bedding that I am liking this week. I change my mind alot ..and its on SALE but still would not call it cheap=)
The Picture is of me at 17 weeks pregnant..
The video is of our baby GIRL giving a thumbs up then sucking HER thumb..I LOVE IT!could not get video to rotate! BOO
Still cant believe I am saying her,she,GIRL... =)
ITS A GGGGGIIIIIIRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLL---GIRL GIRL GIRL GIRL---
Profile. Still looking like a Cute Alien
SHE was all KICKED BACK feet up on my Placenta-----
-----BEST Profile we could get. She loved to suck on her knees-----
So as everyone know's I "KNEW" I was having a boy. I mean I knew it. I felt that God told me that I would have a son.
BUT.....I always tell God that I want to live a CRAZY,SPONTANEOUS LIFE.. and that is what he has given me...
Today I went into my ultra-sound being so sure that I had a boy in my belly... But as the ultra-sound tech told me what do you think that you are having and I said BOY. she smiled and said NO.. I see PRINCESS PUFFS..WHAT?!?
The weird thing was that I felt such a peace and i would of thought that i would have felt VERY LET down and disappointed ..But I felt such a peace.. I mean a OH MY GOSH I AM SHOCKED PEACE...Not like I had real hard disappointment..Just stunned and taking it all in...
So as I watched my baby GIRL wave her hands .. give me a thumbs up..suck her thumb..,move,kick, I was in AW of the beauty of life.. Penis or Vagina. I have LIFE a healthy baby girl in my belly making it clear that she is in there ... My heart melted. I mean that was all alot to take in. we get our ultra-sounds recorded so that we can keep them forever ..so I will watch it again and again.. I mean also cause sometimes I am still in SHOCK that I am really having ANOTHER baby GIRL!
Bigger Picture Now:
GOd told me that i am having a Boy. I just assumed that it was this pregnancy. WRONG. But makes me remember that He is GOD.. I mean GOD. I trust his plan far more than mine and I really mean that.. not just saying the Christian thing. I know what he spoke to me and in my time of deeper knowing him I will understand him speaking to me back in Sept.
I am someone that writes my own story long before it has been lived. I mean I have my dream dreamed before I have ever fell asleep so this is the best thing that could happen to me.. Any story that I had written for this to be a BOY is GONE... what I mean is that God is writing my story from here on out. He has blessed me with another girl and here on out he is writing my story and I am just following with a GOOD attitude.(as trav says attitude is everything)
I had my ideal ways of how i would have loved for this to go...BUT when things don't go MY WAY just confirms to me that I am in Gods will and what better feeling and peace that I have living with that. Like when I got preg at my timing and miscarried I was thrown off of my timing and schedule.. BUT looking back Gods timing was FAR FAR FAR better. So when i look back and think ahead about my ideals i am LEARNING to put those aside and just ENJOY my life and TRUST CHRIST and whatever he brings my way knowing that PROMISE that he has my best interest at heart. I Know that! I am not saying that God will not honor the desires of my heart.. I know that he put a desire there to raise a boy to be a man. Just not on my timing. i am OK with that.
I love more than anything my sweet Nalia and Now I get 2!
I am immersed my self in reading about who Christ is and really praying. So this SHOCK is not something that is BITTER..Its SO SWEET! Cause I have a PEACE that passes all UNDErSTANDING.. cause whoever said that Gods plan or way makes sense...show me that in the bible=) HA
I will post more pictures.. The ultra sound Tech let Nalia do the ultra sound with her. so COOL she loved it
Nalia would never call this baby a boy.. and always called the baby Amy... Never Henry. even when I tried to have her repeat after me. ..Maybe she knew all along hmmm......
well now onto looking at girl baby bedding and designing the Nursery!YESSSSSSSSSS!
I am so thankful that I have a husband with no expectations in this area. HE teaches me so much about trust.. he is SOOOOOOOO happy to have another little girl..
i wonder what she will look like? I mean who doesn't think that....
Another reason why I am not a fan of Birth control:
I am currently in Roseburg, Oregon, where I hosted my
> sister-in-law's baby shower yesterday. One guest was
> missing - Christina Heyniger Howington. While I have known
> Christina since we went to elementary school it had been
> quite awhile since I had seen her. However, my brother and
> his wife were especially close with her and her husband. She
> and her husband, Heath and daughter, Alyssa (13) spent
> Thanksgiving with my family in Sunriver last week. She had a
> wonderful time and was thrilled that Christmas was near. All
> seemed perfect in her world. She was full of life, happy,
> energetic, and loved her husband of 17 years and their
> She began using NuvaRing 2 1/2 months ago and started
> having headaches. They were not severe so she didn't pay
> too much attention. On Thursday morning, she woke up with a
> severe headache and began vomiting. She also became
> lethargic and wanted to go back to sleep. Her husband rushed
> her to the ER where she had a CT Scan. The first diagnosis
> was an aneurysm. She was helicoptered to OHSU in Portland
> and the diagnosis was changed to a blood clot. Once in
> surgery, surgeons were alarmed to find multiple blood clots
> throughout her brain. They tried to get to all of them and
> planned to do another CT Scan the following day to be sure
> all clots had been addressed. Christina's brain began
> swelling and her condition became grave. She was pl aced
> into a medically induced coma to address the brain swelling
> and was put on life support. By Friday, her condition
> worsened and her brain began shutting down. She was taken
> off life support in a last attempt to address her brain
> swelling, but efforts were halted as it was determined that
> her brain had no further activity. Christina lost her life
> but became a hero as she was an organ donor. Her lungs are
> already in transport to California where they will save
> someone's life. Blood clots, however, have been found in
> other organs such as her liver.
> Doctors are VERY suspicious that this tragedy was the
> result of NuvaRing birth control. They said they have had
> "hundreds" of cases where women are showing up
> with blood clots after using this contraceptive. It is my
> goal to honor her life by using her story to save even one
> other person from this terrible fate. Please pass this
> information along. It's the last effort we can do to
> honor a truly amazing woman.
> Thank you for reading this.
> Jill Chartier Guevara
Augustine Colebrook, CPM, LM
Development Coordinator, Thrive: The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy
Community Midwife, Wise Women Care Associates
Co-Leader and Mentor, Holistic Moms Network
This picture speaks for the joy that i will have with having 2 kids... Stirs something in my spirit....
there is something special about nursing!
I love being pregnant. talking about it. helping women during labor and delivery. Love it......
www.kmberggren.com- this is her web-site and she also has stuff on www.etsy.com
Check out her stuff.... AMAZING!
First things first!
Pregnancy- 14 weeks..WOO HOO... I get mixed responses about if i look pregnant or not.. some say i totally do and others are like i would have never known. Pants are fitting tighter...I am having more energy... but when I crash I crash.. I am loving my WII fitness and love doing that to stay in shape along with walking outside...not like a stroll walking...walking to burn calories. I don't wanna have that arm chub..
I will be 15 weeks on Sunday and then the 20th of Dec i get to meet my baby and call him or her by name... Cant wait!!!!!!!!!!
Potty Training: i would say that nalia is 97% potty trained. She still only wears panties and only messed on her puppy pad once at night and that was on the 4th day of potty training. Its cute when she woke up in middle of night to go PEE...
Pooping is a new thing for her,,, she has to watch it come out and the first time she cried while watching it...
EXCITING NEWS: we have a exchange student coming to live with us Jan-June. We are VERY excited. Her name is Sina and she is from Germany.
I know that we are going to mesh well and send her home with some priceless memories...
Trav is staying busy with his business.. Its a God thing that he is so busy with the economy and winter season.
We have our house decorated for Christmas. I had trav bring the stuff in Nov 1 but he always makes me wait in getting a tree. he reminds me it will die by the time Christmas get here...GooD Point. I like the build up to the holidays... The day after Christmas i like to take everything down and re decorate my house.
My camera is broke.
COOL COOL COOL thing I got my dream rocking chair. Its a chair and a half and it reclines too... Another 10 weeks before it arrives...CANT WAIT. I waited FOREVER for this and saved to get it for over a year...I had my Piggy bank with cash in it...
Aimee told me to read this book. I did some research from the web site and already LOVE the book... Check out the web site www.crazylovebook.com
go to videos and watch them....
I already feel inspired by this book. Cant wait to read it...
I love things that encourage me to live outside the box and not be so DAMN LAZY! We are slacking as christians and I dont wanna be one of them....
Here the whole first chapter to get a slight taste of TRUTH!:
What if I said, “Stop praying”? What if I told you to stop talking at
God for a while, but instead to take a long, hard look at Him before you
speak another word? Solomon warned us not to rush into God’s presence
with words. That’s what fools do. And often, that’s what we do.
We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society
in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and
excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard
of.We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry.
The wise man comes to God without saying a word and stands in
awe of Him. It may seem a hopeless endeavor, to gaze at the invisible
God. But Romans 1:20 tells us that through creation, we see His “invisible
qualities” and “divine nature.”
Let’s begin this book by gazing at God in silence.What I want you
to do right now is to go online and look at the “Awe Factor” video at
www.crazylovebook.com to get a taste of the awe factor of our God.
Seriously—go do it.
Speechless? Amazed? Humbled?
When I first saw those images, I had to worship. I didn’t want to
speak to or share it with anyone. I just wanted to sit quietly and admire
It’s wild to think that most of these galaxies have been discovered only
in the past few years, thanks to the Hubble telescope. They’ve been in the
universe for thousands of years without humans even knowing about them.
Why would God create more than 350,000,000,000 galaxies (and
this is a conservative estimate) that generations of people never saw or
even knew existed? Do you think maybe it was to make us say, “Wow,
God is unfathomably big”? Or perhaps God wanted us to see these pictures
so that our response would be, “Who do I think I am?”
R. C. Sproul writes, “Men are never duly touched and impressed
with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted
themselves with the majesty of God.”1
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Switch gears with me for a minute and think about the detailed intricacy
of the other side of creation.
Did you know that a caterpillar has 228 separate and distinct muscles
in its head? That’s quite a few, for a bug. The average elm tree has
approximately 6 million leaves on it. And your own heart generates
enough pressure as it pumps blood throughout your body that it could
squirt blood up to 30 feet. (I’ve never tried this, and I don’t recommend
Have you ever thought about how diverse and creative God is? He
didn’t have to make hundreds of different kinds of bananas, but He did.
He didn’t have to put 3,000 different species of trees within one square
mile in the Amazon jungle, but He did. God didn’t have to create so
many kinds of laughter. Think about the different sounds of your
friends’ laughs—wheezes, snorts, silent, loud, obnoxious.
How about the way plants defy gravity by drawing water upward
from the ground into their stems and veins? Or did you know that spiders
produce three kinds of silk?When they build their webs, they create
sixty feet of silk in one hour, simultaneously producing special oil on
their feet that prevents them from sticking to their own web. (Most of
us hate spiders, but sixty feet an hour deserves some respect!) Coral
plants are so sensitive that they can die if the water temperature varies
by even one or two degrees.
Did you know that when you get goose bumps, the hair in your follicles
is actually helping you stay warmer by trapping body heat? Or
what about the simple fact that plants take in carbon dioxide (which is
harmful to us) and produce oxygen (which we need to survive)? I’m
sure you knew that, but have you ever marveled at it? And these same
poison-swallowing, life-giving plants came from tiny seeds that were
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placed in the dirt. Some were watered, some weren’t; but after a few
days they poked through the soil and out into the warm sunlight.
Whatever God’s reasons for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication
in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it
all is His glory. God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and
what He is like.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim
the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.There is no speech
or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes
out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
This is why we are called to worship Him. His art, His handiwork,
and His creation all echo the truth that He is glorious.There is no other
like Him. He is the King of Kings, the Beginning and the End, the One
who was and is and is to come. I know you’ve heard this before, but I
don’t want you to miss it.
I sometimes struggle with how to properly respond to God’s magnitude
in a world bent on ignoring or merely tolerating Him. But know
this: God will not be tolerated. He instructs us to worship and fear Him.
Go back and reread the last two paragraphs. Go to the Web site
www.crazylovebook.com and watch the “Just Stop and Think” fifteenminute
video. Close this book if you need to, and meditate on the
almighty One who dwells in unapproachable light, the glorious One.
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There is an epidemic of spiritual amnesia going around, and none of us
is immune. No matter how many fascinating details we learn about
God’s creation, no matter how many pictures we see of His galaxies,
and no matter how many sunsets we watch, we still forget.
Most of us know that we are supposed to love and fear God; that we
are supposed to read our Bibles and pray so that we can get to know
Him better; that we are supposed to worship Him with our lives. But
actually living it out is challenging.
It confuses us when loving God is hard. Shouldn’t it be easy to love
a God so wonderful?When we love God because we feel we should love
Him, instead of genuinely loving out of our true selves, we have forgotten
who God really is. Our amnesia is flaring up again.
It may sound “un-Christian” to say that on some mornings I don’t
feel like loving God, or I just forget to. But I do. In our world, where
hundreds of things distract us from God, we have to intentionally and
consistently remind ourselves of Him.
I recently attended my high school reunion. People kept coming up
to me and saying, “She’s your wife?” They were amazed, I guess, that a
woman so beautiful would marry someone like me. It happened enough
times that I took a good look at a photograph of the two of us. I, too,
was taken aback. It is astonishing that my wife chooses to be with me—
and not just because she is beautiful. I was reminded of the fullness of
what I have been given in my wife.
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We need the same sort of reminders about God’s goodness. We are
programmed to focus on what we don’t have, bombarded multiple times
throughout the day with what we need to buy that will make us feel
happier or sexier or more at peace. This dissatisfaction transfers over to
our thinking about God.We forget that we already have everything we
need in Him. Because we don’t often think about the reality of who
God is, we quickly forget that He is worthy to be worshipped and loved.
We are to fear Him.
A.W. Tozer writes,
What comes into our minds when we think about God is
the most important thing about us.… Worship is pure or
base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of
God. For this reason the gravest question before the Church
is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about
any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but
what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like.2
If the “gravest question” before us really is what God Himself is like,
how do we learn to know Him?
We have seen how He is the Creator of both the magnitude of the
galaxies and the complexity of caterpillars. But what is He like? What
are His characteristics?What are His defining attributes? How are we to
fear Him? To speak to Him? Don’t check out here. We need to be
reminded of this stuff. It is both basic and crucial.
God is holy. A lot of people say that whatever you believe about
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God is fine, so long as you are sincere. But that is comparable to describing
your friend in one instance as a three-hundred-pound sumo wrestler
and in another as a five-foot-two, ninety-pound gymnast. No matter
how sincere you are in your explanations, both descriptions of your
friend simply cannot be true.
The preposterous part about our doing this to God is that He already
has a name, an identity.We don’t get to decide who God is. “God said
to Moses, ‘I am who I am” (Ex. 3:14).We don’t change that.
To say that God is holy is to say that He is set apart, distinct from
us. And because of His set apart–ness, there is no way we can ever
fathom all of who He is. To the Jews, saying something three times
demonstrated its perfection, so to call God “Holy, Holy, Holy” is to say
that He is perfectly set apart, with nothing and no one to compare Him
to. That is what it means to be “holy.”
Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to
describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition,
assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to
worship a God we cannot exaggerate?
God is eternal. Most of us would probably agree with that statement.
But have you ever seriously meditated on what it means? Each of
us had a beginning; everything in existence began on a particular day,
at a specific time.
Everything, that is, but God. He always has been, since before there
was an earth, a universe, or even angels. God exists outside of time, and
since we are within time, there is no way we will ever totally grasp that
Not being able to fully understand God is frustrating, but it is ridiculous
for us to think we have the right to limit God to something we are
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capable of comprehending. What a stunted, insignificant god that
would be! If my mind is the size of a soda can and God is the size of all
the oceans, it would be stupid for me to say He is only the small amount
of water I can scoop into my little can. God is so much bigger, so far
beyond our time-encased, air/food/sleep–dependent lives.
Please stop here, even if just for a moment, and glorify the eternal
God: “But you, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures
through all generations.… But you remain the same, and your years
will never end” (Ps. 102:12, 27).
God is all-knowing. Isn’t this an intimidating thought?
Each of us, to some degree, fools our friends and family about who we
really are. But it’s impossible to do that with God. He knows each of us,
deeply and specifically.He knows our thoughts before we think them, our
actions before we commit them, whether we are lying down or sitting or
walking around. He knows who we are and what we are about.We cannot
escape Him, not even if we want to.When I grow weary of trying to
be faithful to Him and want a break, it doesn’t come as a surprise to God.
For David, God’s knowledge led him to worship. He viewed it as
wonderful and meaningful. He wrote in Psalm 139 that even in the
darkness he couldn’t hide from God; that while he was in his mother’s
womb, God was there.
Hebrews 4:13 says, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's
sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to
whom we must give account.” It is sobering to realize that this is the
same God who is holy and eternal, the Maker of the billions of galaxies
and thousands of tree species in the rainforest. This is the God who
takes the time to know all the little details about each of us. He does not
have to know us so well, but He chooses to.
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God is all-powerful. Colossians 1:16 tells us that everything was
created for God: “For by him all things were created: things in heaven
and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers
or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”
Don’t we live instead as though God is created for us, to do our bidding,
to bless us, and to take care of our loved ones?
Psalm 115:3 reveals, “Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases
him.” Yet we keep on questioning Him: “Why did You make me with
this body, instead of that one?” “Why are so many people dying of starvation?”
“Why are there so many planets with nothing living on them?”
“Why is my family so messed up?” “Why don’t You make Yourself more
obvious to the people who need You?”
The answer to each of these questions is simply this: because He’s
God. He has more of a right to ask us why so many people are starving.
As much as we want God to explain himself to us, His creation, we are
in no place to demand that He give an account to us.
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does
as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of
the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him:
“What have you done?”
Can you worship a God who isn’t obligated to explain His actions to
you? Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you
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Do you really believe that compared to God, “all the peoples of the
earth are regarded as nothing,” including you?
God is fair and just. One definition of justice is “reward and/or
penalty as deserved.” If what we truly deserved were up to us, we would
end up with as many different answers as people who responded. But it
isn’t up to us, mostly because none of us are good.
God is the only Being who is good, and the standards are set by Him.
Because God hates sin, He has to punish those guilty of sin. Maybe
that’s not an appealing standard. But to put it bluntly, when you get
your own universe, you can make your own standards. When we disagree,
let’s not assume it’s His reasoning that needs correction.
It takes a lot for us to comprehend God’s total hatred for sin. We
make excuses like, “Yes, I am prideful at times, but everyone struggles
with pride.” However, God says in Proverbs 8:13, “I hate pride and arrogance.”
You and I are not allowed to tell Him how much He can hate
it. He can hate and punish it as severely as His justice demands.
God never excuses sin. And He is always consistent with that ethic.
Whenever we start to question whether God really hates sin, we have
only to think of the cross, where His Son was tortured, mocked, and
beaten because of sin. Our sin.
No question about it: God hates and must punish sin. And He is
totally just and fair in doing so.
Before the Throne
So far we have talked about things we can see with our own eyes, things
we know about creation, and some of the attributes of God as revealed
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in the Bible. But many facets of God expand beyond our comprehension.
He cannot be contained in this world, explained by our
vocabulary, or grasped by our understanding.
Yet in Revelation 4 and Isaiah 6 we get two distinct glimpses of the
heavenly throne room. Let me paint a bit of a word picture for you.
In Revelation, when John recounts his experience of seeing God, it’s
as though he’s scrambling for earthly words to describe the vision he
was privileged to see. He describes the One seated on the throne with
two gems, “jasper and carnelian,” and the area around the throne as a
rainbow that looked like an emerald. God, the One on the throne,
resembles radiant jewels more than flesh and blood.
This sort of poetic, artistic imagery can be difficult for those of us
who don’t think that way. So imagine the most stunning sunset you’ve
ever seen. Remember the radiant colors splashed across the sky? The
way you stopped to gaze at it in awe? And how the words wow and beautiful
seemed so lacking? That’s a small bit of what John is talking about
in Revelation 4 as he attempts to articulate his vision of heaven’s throne
John describes “flashes of lightning” and “rumblings and peals of
thunder” coming from God’s throne, a throne that must be unlike any
other. He writes that before the throne are seven blazing torches and
something like a sea of glass that looks like crystal. Using ordinary
words, he does his best to describe a heavenly place and a holy God.
Most intriguing to me is how John describes those who surround
the throne. First, there are the twenty-four elders dressed in white and
wearing golden crowns. Next, John describes four six-winged beings
with eyes all over their bodies and wings. One has the face of a lion,
one of an ox, one of a man, and one of an eagle.
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I try to imagine what it would be like if I actually saw one of these
creatures out in the woods or down at the beach. I would probably pass
out! It would be terrifying to see a being with the face of a lion and eyes
“all around and within.”
As if John’s description isn’t wild and strange enough, he then tells
us what the beings are saying. The twenty-four elders cast their gold
crowns before the One on the throne, fall on their faces before Him,
and say, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor
and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created
and have their being.” At the same time, the four creatures never
stop (day or night) saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come!” Just imagine being in that room, surrounded
by the elders chanting God’s worth, and the creatures
declaring God’s holiness.
The prophet Isaiah also had a vision of God in His throne room,
but this time it is a more direct picture: “I saw the Lord seated on a
Wow. Isaiah saw that and lived? The Israelites hid themselves whenever
God passed by their camp because they were too afraid to look at
Him, even the back of Him as He moved away. They were scared they
would die if they saw God.
But Isaiah looked and saw God. He writes that the bottom of God’s
robe filled the whole temple, and that the seraphimappeared aboveHim.
The seraphim each had six wings, similar to the creatures John describes
in Revelation. Isaiah says they called out to one another, saying, “Holy,
holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
Then the foundations shook and smoke filled the house, which is similar
to John’s description of flashes of lightning and peals of thunder.
Isaiah’s description is less detailed than John’s, but Isaiah shares more
of his response to being in the throne room of God. His words reverberate
in the wake of the smoky room and shaky foundation: “Woe is
me.… I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and my eyes have
seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” And then one of the seraphim
brings Isaiah a piece of burning coal that had been smoldering on the
altar. The creature touches Isaiah’s mouth with the hot coal and tells
him that his guilt is taken away.
Both of these descriptions serve a purpose. John’s helps us imagine
what the throne room of God looks like, while Isaiah’s reminds us what
our only response to such a God should be.
May Isaiah’s cry become our own. Woe is me … we are a people of
Perhaps you need to take a deep breath after thinking about the God
who made galaxies and caterpillars, the One who sits enthroned and
eternally praised by beings so fascinating that were they photographed,
it would make primetime news for weeks. If you are not
staggered, go to Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4 and read the accounts
aloud and slowly, doing your best to imagine what the authors
The appropriate way to end this chapter is the same way we began
it—by standing in awed silence before a mighty, fearsome God, whose
tremendous worth becomes even more apparent as we see our own puny
selves in comparison.
I like to be around family for the holidays...Nothing better
Plus i love the 2 that I live with ALOT..=)
I have not downloaded pictures from Real Thanksgiving yet so these are just ones that i found...
2 words to sum it up.
BITTER- Cleaning up pee on floors all day long.. cant leave house and when you do you have that knot in your stomach thinking you will be the mom whos kid dumps a load in the safe-way isle. She cant just sit on couch with you, lay in bed with you, go in car with you, go for walks in stroller with out asking.. Do you have to go potty? YOU SURE? lets try anyways....Lets just say if you didnt know we had a kid you would think that we were training a puppy to become potty trained. Puppy pads EVERYWHERE!
~I am not going to do the whole pull up's at night then undies during the day..If she is going to wear undies that means she will not wear a diaper again...Why i am being so extreme is cause she LOVES her diapers and going back and forth will be confusing to her.. well at least i think..
SWEET- Dude NO MORE DIAPERS! How much better does that get. When next baby comes nalia will be a POTTY CHAMP! YEEEEEEEESSSSS! PLUS its so cool to see a little mind work at something and when I go potty Nalia goes YEEEAAAAAHHHH MOMMMMMYYYY...it makes all the messy pee spills worth it. She loves her potty chart with stickers and gets a chip when she pees in potty...
First Day Monday
pee at least 8 times on floor. Once in Wal-Mart check out line.
BUT went to store and bank earlier and did GReAT no messes... also slept thru night with out any messes.
Day 2 Tueseday:
Poop in potty first time...
Jessica came over to watch her for a few hours (what a good sister in law HUH?) I work at Preg Alt Center so had to leave. I was telling Jess how awesome she did and while I am saying that she pees on floor... But did great for jess and since 10am no messes. Napping now and so far no pee on her puppy bad she is laying on. She went down about 1:45 and its now 5. Last time she went pee was for Jessica at 11:30. Well see if she wakes up DRY. lets hope. this will put puppy pads to the test to see what they can really hold..
Wish us luck as we drive to in-laws in Vancouver for Thanksgiving 2 hours away...
I have been looking for a shower curtain FOREVER... well one that i like and that is in our budget... I found one!
From Urban for 24.99 on SALE...WOOO HOOO my kind of deal... Now if only we can finish our bathroom wainscoating....
Joelle looking like a beautiful Blonde
Lauren looking like Audrey Hupburn..Beautiful I mean it.. was stunning.. she can work over the Camera!=)
Oh and Nalia stole the spotlight for a few shots!