Crying Out for God

As I blog right now, James is on the sala floor crying out for "Daddy, Kirsten, Ben" over and over. The three of them just left to go to various Saturday morning activities.

As I listen to James cry out for his Daddy I find myself wondering how fervently do I cry out for my Heavenly Father? How fervently do I seek Him? Do I cry and yearn for Him as my two-year old son cries and yearns for his earthly Daddy?

James and Jerard are such blessings to me. God has used these two to draw me closer to Him, to understand a bit more about the deep, deep love He has for me, His mercy and grace - despite the messes I make.

May we each cry out to God and see Him First all the days of our lives.

Psalm 57: 1-3

1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge;

in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.

2I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah

God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

Matthew 6:33
33But seek first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

ISAC Soccer Update

This is the final ISAC Soccer (Football) update for this school year.

The girls played two games today.

They tied the first one and then lost it in the tie-breaking kick off thing(I'm not up on my terminology for that).

They then played in the playoff against the 6th ranked team (they entered this playoff as the 5th out of 8 teams). They lost this match but it was a well-fought game and the girls had fun!

They are happy with their 6th place overall ranking.

Tonight they attend a banquet for all the ISAC participants.
Tomorrow they will go to church, a mall, and then return to Davao in the evening!

I'm glad they did as well as they did. They only had enough players to go up to field a team with one substitute (12 players). And one of the players sprained her ankle yesterday and is hobbling around on crutches, so today there were no subs!

(Mikayla texted me to let me know she purchased some Starbucks coffee for me! She knows her Mom's love for a good cup of coffee!)

ISAC Soccer update

Yesterday, the Faith Academy Girls team won their first game 2 - 0 , tied their second game 1 - 1, and tied their third game 0 - 0. They ended up in the top three of 8 teams playing for the day.

Mikayla, even though wearing lots of sunscreen, burned on her face and behind her knees. Today she is very uncomfortable with it and her burn will make playing harder for her today. Pray she doesn't burn more today.


ISAC Soccer Update

On Friday, the 2nd day of ISAC, the girls tied their first game 1 -1 with Brent Baguio, lost their second game 2 - 1 against Brent Subic, and lost thrid game to the First place team , European International School 2 - 0.
Reports are that most of the play is happening on Faith's opponent's end of the our girls are putting up a great fight and playing well!

Pray for Mikayla's sunburn to get better. March, April and May are the Philippine summer months - the sun is more intense and it is hotter. Even the best of sunscreens doesn't always work well here.

Today they have one scheduled game and then playoffs. I'll keep you all posted!

A Night of Studying....

This week Mikayla, Kirsten, and Ben have had a break from school for the spring break.

But the week before I took a few photos of them doing homework....

Ben and Mikayla studying at the end of the dining room table.

Mikayla thinks High School has a lot of homework, especially
toward the end of each quarter!

Ben thinks studying for a science test isn't much fun.

Kirsten thinks working on a poster for language arts is tiring
and frustrating after a two hour soccer practice.