Awestruck Wonder

"How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation." Daniel 4:3

Adventures in Cooking with Mr. Steve May 24, 2008

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So, because cooking is a basic life skill that everyone should have, especially with the prospect of not having a wife available for said task for about a month, Steve has taken up cooking lessons. His first full lesson commenced on Friday, May the 16th, when he decided to help his wife.  The menu: steak slices with homemade sauce, broccoli, and mashed potatoes. The Williamsons worked together like a well-oiled machine . . . until Steve took over the mashed potatoes. His brilliant idea? Prove once and for all to his wife just how handy the new Vita-Mix (blender/juicer times 10) really is . . .

Unfortunately, the Vita-Mix got left on too long . . . and this is what happened to those fateful mashed potatoes.

Craft Glue. ūüôā

It is to be hoped that his body will survive the trials he puts it through . . .

 

Bands of Love May 18, 2008

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Yes, we’re first-time parents.

We stare at ultra-sound pictures, are mesmerized by the little whip-whap sound of that tiny heartbeat.¬† Our heads instantly turn when a little one enters the room, as if jolted by some sixth sense.¬† Our own baby pictures have a new significance, and every book that gives some information about unborn babies is suddenly of great value.¬† We laugh over movements and new things that tell us our little one is alive and well, speculating about her character over the tiniest indications.¬† My belly doesn’t seem to be growing fast enough to satisfy us, but it fascinates us at the same time with the changes that have already taken place.¬† We long to know her.¬† We can’t wait to hold her in our arms.¬† We wish we could say her name in public.¬† And we already get so much happiness from her as she is.

No wonder God calls Himself a “Father”.¬† What a tender name.¬† Is God for real¬†more excited about us as we are about our little one?¬† Does He really delight in us more than we could ever delight in our daughter?¬† Does He know us, want us to know Him so badly that He cannot contain His feelings, but lets them spill into words and actions?¬† Would He lay down His life so that He could keep His little ones safe from harm?¬† Would He be willing to be hurt by our rebellion & misunderstanding, to suffer for us, just because of His longing love over us? Wow.

“Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them.¬† I led them with cords of kindness, with bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them . . . How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over . . . My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.”¬† Hosea 11:3,4,8

 

Happy Birthday Amy!!!

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Today . . .

One year ago . . . engaged!!!

20 years ago . . .

 

Campfire and SMORES! May 15, 2008

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We had a campfire to night with our friends, Aaron, Kelly, Joshua & Frauca.  A great way to celebrate the end of exams! With SMORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Frauca’s first s’more¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Aaron, Joshua, & Steve¬†¬†

 

Let’s roast marshmellows!!!¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† Good times . . . .¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

 

        Kelly & Joshua                           Enjoying hot dogs and each other 

 

Destructive beauty

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Here are a few amazing photos of the devastating Chilean volcano… we found them on the Daily Mail

 

Dear Amy, Happy Mother’s day May 11, 2008

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May God bless you as you sacrifice your desires, your life, and your body for our dear little girl!

And thank you to our mothers who bore us and raised us!¬† Your efforts are not in vain (though you must sometimes wonder) ūüôā

God has given us good examples of godliness and tenderness in you both, and we praise Him for you often.

Psalm 103

A Psalm of David.

 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul;
         And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
         And forget not all His benefits:
 3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
         Who heals all your diseases,
 4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
         Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
         So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
         
 6 The LORD executes righteousness
         And justice for all who are oppressed.
 7 He made known His ways to Moses,
         His acts to the children of Israel.
 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,
         Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
 9 He will not always strive with us,
         Nor will He keep His anger forever.
 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
         Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
         
 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
         So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
 12 As far as the east is from the west,
         So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
 13 As a father pities his children,
         So the LORD pities those who fear Him.
 14 For He knows our frame;
         He remembers that we are dust.
         
 15 As for man, his days are like grass;
         As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
 16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
         And its place remembers it no more.
 17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
         On those who fear Him,
         And His righteousness to children’s children,
 18 To such as keep His covenant,
         And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
         
 19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven,
         And His kingdom rules over all.
         
 20 Bless the LORD, you His angels,
         Who excel in strength, who do His word,
         Heeding the voice of His word.
 21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts,
         You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
 22 Bless the LORD, all His works,
         In all places of His dominion.
         
         Bless the LORD, O my soul!

 

I know my Redeemer lives May 10, 2008

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Here’s¬†a moving watch.¬†¬†“godtube” has a version I prefer,¬†but WordPress limitations constrain me…

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http://teamhoyt.com/
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