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Watching my husband be our children’s father.  He leads them in the way of humility and repentance.  He values them knowing the scriptures.  He motivates them with excitement.  He takes the time to show hard things with patience and grace.  He sets an example of hard work and a good attitude every day.  He gives our children the freedom to fail and try again without badgering or belittling.  He lets them put their hand to the plow (or the lawn mower in this case) and inspires them to be useful and helpful to the family.  He teaches in both word and deed.   What good he does for us both in seen and unseen ways.  He truly is a joy and blessing to watch and follow.

Good Ideas

I love finding good ideas.  I found this one at Craftgossip… I’m on the lookout for more.

This is just big binder clips that can hold your cords, so that they don’t fall on the ground (like mine are right now).

Easy.

Cleaning Helpers

I love my helpers.

Kitchen Helper

Window Helper

Vacuum Helper

Watch Boy Helper

Psalm 23

1The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
2He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
6Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

In preparation for Easter.

written by Sally Lloyd-Jones. narrated by David Suchet. illustrated by Jago.

In preparation of Good Friday and Easter.

Exodus 12: 21-27

21 Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and select lambs for yourselves according to your clans, and kill the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.23 For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you. 24 You shall observe this rite as a statute for you and for your sons forever. 25 And when you come to the land that the Lord will give you, as he has promised, you shall keep this service. 26 And when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ 27 you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, for he passed over the houses of the people of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians but spared our houses.’” And the people bowed their heads and worshiped.

John 1:29

29 The next day he (John the baptist) saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

In preparation for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  The sweetest words in this song echo what my Savior said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

Verse 1
Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day
Christ on the road to calvary
Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten then
Nailed to a cross of wood

Chorus 1
This the pow’r of the cross
Christ became sin for us
Took the blame, bore the wrath
We stand forgiven at the cross

Verse 2
Oh to see the pain written on Your face
Bearing the awesome weight of sin
Ev’ry bitter thought, ev’ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow

Verse 3
Now the daylight flees, now the ground beneath
Quakes as its maker bows his head
Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life
‘Finished!’ the vict’ry cry.

Verse 4
Oh to see my name written in the wound
For through Your suf‘fring I am free
Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live
Won through Your selfless love

Chorus 2
This the pow’r of the cross
Son of God slain for us
What a life, what a cost
We stand forgiven at the cross

Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music/PRS ; written by: Stuart Townend, Keith Getty