Wednesday, September 22, 2010
So you know it's fall when the State Fair is in town! We were pumped to take full advantage of $2 Tuesday with our friends the Chan's. Of course the only right way to enjoy the state fair is to immediately enter the gate and head right over to your first grease pit food stand. Lily started us out with one of the best corn dogs I've ever eaten. I guess a little bit of grease always makes things taste better huh!
Okay, so this is the primary reason I decided to lug around the camera so I could document Keo chowing down on a turkey leg! Both of our family tackled it and we still could have fed another two families
So our state fair visit confirmed that our daughter truly has NO fear! They had sky buckets that took you high above the fair from one side to the other. This is the first thing that she spotted and talked me into ridding.
Monday, September 20, 2010
....at the foot of the cross
where grace and suffering meet
you have shown me your love
through the judgement you received
....and you've won my heart
yes, you've won my heart...
now I can trade these ashes in for beauty
I'll wear forgiveness like a crown
coming to kiss the feet of mercy
I lay every burden down at the foot of the cross...
at the foot of the cross
where I am made complete
you have given me life
through the death you've bore for me
....and you've won my heart
yes, you've won my heart..................
I had just finished writing the last verse to this song, thinking the song alone was going to be the post until just minutes ago when I received a very hard phone call. Tears are running down my face as I write this knowing the news that has just been shared with me.
The Lord has had this song impressed upon my heart all day, mainly the chorus is what I have been belting out simply because I didn't know the rest of the lyrics.
Around 5:00 I was compelled to sit down, google the lyrics, and then write them down just for myself to meditate on. As I sat and was confronted with the Truth of this song as I mashed replay over and over again, I was moved in my spirit to Worship!
This is where I want my heart to constantly be...resolved to worship!
At 5:15 is when the phone rang with my "Spiritual Mother" on the other end, Ms. Billi Bius. For many of you, you've never met her face-to-face, but probably feel like you have! I have introduced so many of you to her time and time again as I share the Truth in which she began to pour into my life back in college. Yes, she is one of my spiritual giants because she taught me to be a woman after the very heart of God.
As she began to talk over the phone, her first words to me where, "I need you to pray." She proceeded to tell me that she went for a special kind of scan because she had been having a lot of trouble with her bladder. The results ended with the doctors calling her husband to join them in the room as he proceeded to tell them that the scan detected that she has 5 stems of cancer. Those words caused my heart to sink deep within me. Only through the power of the Holy Spirit was I able to utter back to her, "Ms. Billie we know The Great Physician!" After that I was truly at lose for words, but then it hit me...the words of this song were not only for me, but the Lord had obviously wanted these words to be an encouragement to her heart, so I them to h sang them to her! Praise the Maker of Heaven and Earth that we can lay our burdens down at the foot of the cross.
If you are reading this, it is for a greater reason than just to be updated on the Lewis. The greater reason is because God wants you to pray! Please pray for Ms. Billi and her husband as she shared with me that they are not only joined at the hip, but at the heart!
I deeply love this woman of the Word,
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Hands down Friday is my favorite day of the week! My hubby is off on Friday's, so we have declared this day as our family day! Most of these mornings homemade Belgian waffles are on the menu...yummalicious...that is, swimming in syrup in the Lewis household! Nothing like a sugar overload in the morning! We always try and venture off for the bulk of the morning and find something fun to do with Lilsters, do lunch at a kiddo friendly place, and then the nap calls! In the afternoon Michael has been so gracious to always give me a couple hours of mommy time just to get out without a 2 yr. old. My retreat has been at our pool these past few Friday's kicking back in the sun with the book Radical by: David Platt. If you haven't read this book, I encourage you to pick up a copy.
Oh, has the Lord met me there as I lay and read the Truth embedded in this book! My heart has been stirred, poked, and prodded with the Truth of His Word. The question is...Who are we really living for? The goal of the American dream is to make much of us while the goal of the Gospel is to make much of God! If our goal is to live in light of the Gospel, then are we being receivers or reproducers of God's Word!?
Oh, how the Lord has sparked a fire in my heart to be a disciple on a mission to make disciple makers! Did you know that there is a statistic that says, if all believers did their part in disciplining others that within 6 years the world would be reached for Christ! Never can I declare myself wise in and of myself, but simply look to the ONE who IS Wisdom and gives to all generously for those who ask of HIM!
As many of you know our little Lily was blessed with a head full of hair out of the womb and it never ceased to grow and grow and grow! Even though hair and bows go together so greatly (which we are all about our bows), there were times I would look at her and wish she was one of the "baldies" simply because tiny kiddos with hair make them look so much older to me. We never like to think of them getting older I guess! Don't get me wrong, I loved the little pig tails we were able to sprig on the sides of her head around the age one, she was just eatable! But now, her springs have turned into long food traps! It's rare that she ever has a tangle free hair do, so we decided to take another big girl step and take her to get her first haircut. Let me just tell you that she did Fabulous! Her little haircut lady pampered her with a dum dum sucker which lasted throughout the haircut so she was one happy camper!
Okay, so how many pictures do you think I took...you're right, only one for every move and snip she made! Oh yea, and daddy said that after this day his "pamper" bill will never be the same!