Jumping Hurdles

Recently the school held it's annual track and field day.
Here are two pictures of Ben jumping hurdles.

Hebrews 12:1
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Soccer Pictures

Mikayla helping gaurd goal from corner kick.

Kirsten in action on soccer field.

I Am Jesus' Little Lamb

A year ago Jerard was in the hospital due to major siezures that left him basically immobile. The last time I ever heard him laugh or saw him smile was a year ago March 6, 2012.
It is amazing a year has almost passed since he died.
He's been in my thoughts more recently. As thankful as I am that he is with Jesus, my momma's heart misses my son.

This hymn often plays through my mind as I think of him.
"I Am Jesus' Little Lamb"
by Henrietta L. von Hayn, 1724-1782

1. I am Jesus' little lamb,
Ever glad at heart I am;
For my Shepherd gently guides me,
Knows my need, and well provides me,
Loves me every day the same,
Even calls me by my name.

2. Day by day, at home, away,
Jesus is my Staff and Stay.
When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,
Into pleasant pastures leads me;
When I thirst, He bids me go
Where the quiet waters flow.

3. Who so happy as I am,
Even now the Shepherd's lamb?
And when my short life is ended,
By His angel host attended,
He shall fold me to His breast,
There within His arms to rest.

Go Bury Thy Sorrow

The words to Mary Bachelor's hymn, "Go Bury Thy Sorrow" play through my mind today.
Thought I'd share the hymn with you:

Go bury thy sorrow, the world hath its share;
Go bury it deeply, go hide it with care.
Go think of it calmly, when curtained by night;
Go tell it to Jesus, and all will be right.

Go tell it to Jesus, He knoweth thy grief;
Go tell it to Jesus, He'll send thee relief;
Go gather the sunshine He sheds on the way:
He'll lighten thy burden--Go, weary one, pray.

Hearts growing aweary with heavier woe
Now droop 'mid the darkness--Go, comfort them, go!
Go bury thy sorrow, let others be blessed;
Go give them the sunshine, tell Jesus the rest.

Soccer Season 2013

Mikayla and Kirsten have both been enjoying playing soccer (football) this year for the high school women's team at their school. Here are a few photos of them in action!

1Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that in a race
all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?
So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises
self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we van imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly;
I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body
and keep it under control,...

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by
so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life
to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses