Since I lived in the apartment in Loveland I have thought that it would be nice to be able to display words from scripture for all to see. Last week during prayer, I felt led to finally do so. I went out and bought a dry erase board and Laurin and I have decided to put a different scripture on it every day and put it in Laina's window where it is visible from the street and sidewalk. (we were going to put it outside, but we figured it would surely be stolen). Believe me, this is not something I would normally do, but I feel that the Lord wants me to proclaim Him boldly.
We are getting over a mild cold here at the Sutton household. I feel a bit crummy and everyone has a runny nose. But most of all I am exhausted. For two days in a row I have fallen asleep on the chair while the little ones napped. I have been trying to post some video on here for the past 3 days and I can never get everything to work. Yesterday it was Google, today it is Blogger. Oh the pains of the electronic age. I'll add a picture to liven the page up. I call it The Devil Likes Raviolli ha ha. Nice red eye.
1. Don't let worry kill you. Let the church help. 2. Thursday night potluck supper. Prayer and medication to follow. 3. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. 4. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. 5. The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer. 6. Tuesday at 4pm there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk will please come early. 7. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice. 8. Weight Watchers will meet at 7pm. Please use the large double door at the side entrance. 9. The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11. 10. Pastor is on vacation. Massages can be given to the church secretary. 11. 8 new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. 12. Mrs. Johnson will be entering the hospital this week for testes. 13. The Senior Choir invites any member of the congregation who enjoys sinning to join the choir. 14. Please join us as we show our support for Amy and Alan who are preparing for the girth of their first child. 15. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. 16. The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge-Now Up Yours."
I was doing my homework for our bible study on Daniel and we were to draw comparisons between the Babylon of Daniel's day to the Revelation Babylon. I was nauseated the whole time thinking about how similar our culture is to both Babylons. I was even more sick to think of how I partake in those qualitites which make Babylon so despicable. I find it interesting that the devil is said to dwell in Babylon, whose primary sin seemed to be overindulgence and indifference to the poor rather than a place like Sodom where sexual sin of every nature dwelled. I guess that in my carnal mind, I judge sexual sin more harshly than selfishness and greed. I guess the first step to repentance is to first realize that you have sinned. I definitely don't want to be a "daughter of Babylon", so I better acknowledge how Babylon has rubbed off on me.
Laina came back from spending the night at Shauna's and asked Amanda (Carter's mom) if she could sing her a song. When Amanda said yes I thought that she was going to sing one of her favorite Christian songs, but instead she belted out, "There's a tear in my beer cause I 'm cryin for you dear."
I thought that we did a pretty good job on Laurin's display, and I even let her decide how to place everything. She also typed everything on the computer (I couldn't help but correct some grammer). I was late--are we suprised?--going to her classroom this morning to see all the projects, but what I did get to see impressed me. There were some really neat projects, and I thought of how it really got kids working with their parents. My favorite project (other than Laurin's of course) was a little girl who took vanilla pudding and colored it different colors and asked people what they thought it tasted like. There was also one that compared water retention in different kinds of soils. Now that sounds like a future aggie to me! I am proud that she took ownership of the whole thing and I didn't really have to ride her to get it all done. I was proud of all the kids, because you could tell that all of them tried really hard to make a nice display. When I walked in they all wanted to show me theirs projects and I made sure to oo and aa for them.
This morning I was in the middle of changing Carter and Ethan started screaming behind me. I turned around to see him on his face after falling off of the portable baby swing. I left Carter diaperless on the blanket and rushed to Ethan to see the damage. His whole mouth was filled with blood and I was sure that half his lip must be gone. In total mommy mode I decided that I had to take him to the pediatrician and made an appointment as soon as I could get him in. Then I remembered that our new insurance is crap and decided to see how things looked after I had a chance to calm down. His lip has swelled up quite a bit, but thankfully the cut isn't as deep as I initially thought it was.
There is not much going on today. Laurin bought me a computerized hand held Yahtzee game for my birthday, and I am trying not to let it dominate my life. Carter has learned how to roll around and within minutes of me setting him down on a large blanket he was almost under the chair across the room. Meanwhile, it is so cold the penguins are thinking of relocating here, and I am afraid of what our heating bill will be this month. But at least we are blessed enough to have a house with heating and money to heat it with. I'd better get back to doing Laurin's science fair project--I mean Laurin better get back to it--ha ha.
We had a good time sledding. Laurin managed to capture the worst of my runs down the hill. I did land it more than once, but I was really sore the next day. Ethan even rode a few times by himself but he started only halfway up the hill.
Today is my 33rd birthday. Oh how time flies. I have no special plans at the moment, but maybe Paul and I will celebrate by going on a date this weekend. I rented the Illusionist and Lady in the Water yesterday and bought a cheesecake, so I will probably spend my day keeping warm and being a couch potato.