Caleb made a boat at preschool and was very proud of it. They did a sink or float experiment. So he was able to tell me all about the things that he found to float and sink. He really wanted to show us how his boat floated so we set sail in the bathtub.
Of course hubby was in the background singing the David Letterman song "Will it float?"!
Here is an extra picture just for the fun of it!
This was our deck this evening...I love the way the sun was shining through the tree.
This recipe for hot chocolate was a recipe that my hubby's grandmother used and then his Mom. He remembers making it as a kid and we have now made it almost every year since we've been married. Caleb helped this year.
We had a visit from Doc and Nana this past week and over the weekend we took a trip up to Mountain Lake. It was a beautiful drive what with all the fall foliage to gaze at. It was pretty windy and cold once we were up the mountain but it was a beautiful day and we did some hiking and then ate lunch in the dining room at the hotel. This is the same place that Troy and I came to when we came up for our house hunting trip. You can read that post HERE.
We accidentally brought the wrong jacket...this is Caleb's but we later traded it for the one Caleb was wearing as it is smaller.
The reading this week was 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians. There were so many things that stood out to me but I'll just share one. It was in 2 Corinthians 2:15&16 "For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?"
There are many references in the old and new testament where it speaks of "fragrance" or "fragrant aromas". In Ezekiel 20:41 God is speaking through his prophet saying, "As a soothing aroma I shall accept you,...". In Ephesians 5:2 Paul speaks of Christ who, "gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma." In Phillipians 4:18 Paul writes that "having received from Epaphrditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God."
It seems to me that fragrance is portrayed as a gift or an offering. I am supposed to present myself, my life, all that I am to God and for his use. That is my offering to Him. The fragrance of Chirst is his offering, his sacrifice for us and as believers who are "being saved" His aroma should be all over us. In 1 Corinthians 1:18 it says, "For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." "Death to death" and "life to life".
As for the "who is adequate for these things?" part, that is answered in 2 Corinthians 3:5, "Not that we are adequate (sufficient) in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.". Phew! What a relief! I don't have to rely on myself! Just like 2 Corinthians 12:9 says (God speaking), "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness."!
Lord I pray that you will grant me your sufficiency. That you will use my life for your purpose and that it will be a fragrant aroma fully pleasing to you. May I be dependent on you and the cross and fully aware of the false promises of enemy. Thank you for your word and thank you for your redemptive love. Amen.
I am a stay at home Mom raising 3 boys with my husband of 12 years. My oldest son is 6, the middle is 6 and the baby is 3. They keep me busy and I love it! We moved from Texas to Virginia in July of 2010, where my hubby has taken a job as an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. I love reading, scrapbooking, crafting, cake decorating, baking, playing with my kids, listening to music and learning about my Lord and Savior. I welcome any comments as long, as they are respectful.
I read a total of 76 books in 2010 and my goal for 2011 will be 85.
11/25/11UPDATE--I didn't put into consideration that last year I added books of the bible to my list and this year I am not...I didn't keep last year's list but I am pretty sure that at least half of the 76 were just books as opposed to the Bible. So I think a new goal of mine will be to have read 50 books. I only have a month left...