Typhoon Update

As many of you have heard by now, a ferry capsized in the typhoon. There were over 700 people on that boat.
Continue to pray for the Philippines as it recovers from flooding and typhoon damage.
Pray for the people involved.
Pray for rescuers to be able to get to the ferry to search for survivors.
Read more about it at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/default.stm

Typhoon Fengshen (Frank)

Pray for the people being affected by the typhoon that hit early this morning. Reports so far are that 12 people have lost their lives due to the storm and flooding.

We are not in the path of the typhoon but are experiencing unusually windy, cool weather and gray skies. Our work had planned a snorkeling boat trip for today but due to rough seas and threatening rain storms all boating has been cancelled.

To read more about the storm, check out: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation

Kirsten

Kirsten turns 10 years old tomorrow, June 19.

We thank God for her. She is such a blessing.

She is very artistic, loves to take photos, loves to read, has a compassionate heart. We are blessed by God to have her as our daughter.

Psalm 115: 12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us:.... he will bless those who fear the LORD-- small and great alike. May the LORD make you increase,.... May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.


Photo by Kirsten - brother and sister.


Photo by Kirsten - shadow and light.

Books

Hi, I've been reading some great books lately, so here's my list of recommended reads if you're looking for a book or two ( or three or four....) to read!!!!

"Glorious Intruder-God's Presence in Life's Chaos" by Joni Earkeckson Tada

"A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society" by Eugene H. Peterson

"Rose From Brier" by Amy Carmichael

"A Passion For The Impossible - The Life of Lilias Trotter" by Miriam Huffman Rockness

For those challenged in household organization like I am I recommend "Confessions of an Organized Homemaker" by Deniece Schofield

Happy Reading!!!!!

Our Sons


James and Jerard 'playing!'

This morning James was standing on the walker while Jerard was sitting in it!


James standing on the walker.

James has become very mobile and now pulls himself up to standing, can crawl up stairs, 'talks' alot! He is a fun kid.

Jerard continues to stay healthy and is gaining in strength daily. He is verbalizing more. Sometimes he sounds like his brother! If I'm not looking at who is making sounds I'll think it's James and it's actually Jerard. It's a blessing to see all his improvements.


Ben wants to serve in the armed forces when he gets older!

Ben is a great 'kuya'! (Older brother).
He wants to be like his cousin and serve in the armed forces when he gets older. He loves to play with his toy weapons!

For the blessing of sons, I thank you, Father.

Psalm 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.