Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Celebrating the Reformation

Last Sunday we enjoyed a beautiful Reformation service at historic St. Paul's Lutheran church in downtown Fort Wayne. It was Elise and John's first time singing with the Homeschool seminary choir. I felt like I was in Europe in a cathedral, listening to Bach, and singing, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."
This Saturday we will celebrate at home with games, CANDY, and by watching the Luther movie. Elise drew this picture based on the DVD cover of the movie. It is one of her best drawings.
Sola Scriptura
Sola Gratia
Sola Fide
Solo Christo

Thanks be to God for preserving His Word!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lord Jesus, Think on Me

Lord Jesus, think on me
Nor let me go astray:
Through darkness and perplexity
Point out Your chosen way.

Lord Jesus, think on me
That, when this life is past,
I may the eternal brightness see
And share Your joy at last.

By Synesius of Cyrene, C. 365-C. 414, Verses 4 and 5

This is my meditation today, after the flu has gone through the other children, and yesterday hit Stan. I am thankful to have been able to care for everyone, and glad that they are through the worst of it. Stan has a midterm on Tuesday, which he is studying for when he is not resting.

"For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from Him comes my salvation." Psalm 62:1

Your prayers are appreciated!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

To KC and Back,,,with the Flu

We had a great time in KC at my half-sister, Whitney's wedding. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Longview Mansion, followed by a lovely reception on site. They had a photo booth for a memory book at the reception, which was lots of fun, even if we couldn't all fit inside. Also, the older two girls have been wanting me to post that they have braces, which you can probably see in the photo booth pictures. We came home Monday, and since Wednesday Elise has had the flu. So far, it is contained to just her. I feel like a germophobe, but we don't want Stan to come down with it and possibly have to drop out of Greek. If he misses more than a day, he thinks he would have to do that. So, we will keep you updated. Prayers are appreciated!