God's Love

God has really been impressing on my heart how much he loves me - how much he loves each of us.....

Eph. 3: 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,...

"It is important to recapture the element of delight in creation.
Imagine the ectasy, the veritable orgy of joy, wonder, and delight, when
God makes a person in His own image!
When God made you!
The Father gave you as a gift to Himself...." (B. Manning)

Selah - pause and think about that!

Do any of us really appreciate the wonderful gift we each are? How awesome it is to be made in the image of God? His incomprehensible love for us?

"O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o'er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o'er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!
'Tis an ocean full of blessing, 'tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 'tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!"

Fan Repair

Fans are a necessary item here. They also tend not to last long.
Bert has become our 'suki' for fixing fans!

It's great to have the repair guy come right to our house and repair things in the walkway of the house.

('suki' means 'favoured vendor')


Mikayla wanted to try something different with her hair so today she went from straight........

to curly! And she really likes it! So do we!!!!

From White to Yellow

Ben had testing today for Bushido Kai Karate and passed!
He is now a yellow belt!

Ben no longer needs his white belt!

One of the requirements was to break a one inch board!
He broke it on his first try. He got to keep the board!

Congratulations, Ben!!!!!!!

Adding Colour

We are slowly adding colour to this house....

in the piano area I painted one of the walls red. Kirsten painted a picture for our wall!!!!

and if you check previous blogs, you'll see Kirsten's colouful room (yellow and purple); Mikayla is painting her room pale yellow with green ivy accents.....and sometime I hope to paint the kitchen!