The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Arthur Update

I would have posted a picture of my kids sleeping in the previous blog because the book I quoted "While They Were Sleeping" talks about moms praying for kids while they are asleep. Well, I don't really have pictures of them sleeping b/c it's not a normal event. And when they do sleep (mainly at night now-and rarely all night) we are usually not too far behind them! It's a sweet little book though and we are definitely doing our best to pray for them without ceasing...anyone that knows us (especially who knew either one of us growing up) knows we have good reason to pray. :) God never ceases to amaze me with life!

All is well at the Arthur home. We are just waiting to hear when the military is moving us into different housing on base. It's suppose to be sometime in the next month, so our address will be changing once again. Hoping to be moved by April, BEFORE the next baby comes. And after the long crazy day I had today with our wild, non-stop one and two year olds - I'm thinking the baby is just fine where he is for the time being. Any "nanny's" that would like to come visit this summer...bring it on!!!

Hope all is well with you and yours. Love, Priscilla for the Arthurs


Excerpt from book "While They Were Sleeping" by Anne Arkins & Gary Harrell
(12 Character traits for moms to pray)

Humility is thinking more highly of others than yourself...

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)

Prayer Focus for your family:
Heavenly Father, You allowed Your only Son to humble Himself and become our servant. He did nothing out of selfish ambition or self-importance. May we likewise humbly consider others to be better than ourselves. Give us the sensitivity to see beyond our own interests to what is important for those around us.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thoughts <><

How precious is Your lovingkindness O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.
Psalm 36:7-9
I read this Psalm today and these verses just stuck out.
Maybe it too will bring some light and encouragment, hope and joy into your life & day today! :)

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I (Jesus) came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10

Thankful for these gifts of life too!!!