Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Picture of the week...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I Am Thinking...that one week from today my baby girl will be 5 months old. My how time flies.
I Am Thankful For...A God who is in control. This is going to be my one rant about the elections. I have had a very hard time. I mourn for a nation who was founded on the Word of God and then to see those founding principles just thrown away breaks my heart. I know that this has been happening for a long time and that the answer to our moral problems does not come from the White House or Congress. May God show His mercy upon us and may we as Bible believing, Born Again people stand strong as a remnant for God's glory. May we witness, love and teach people the things that we have been taught.
2Ti 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
2Ti 1:12 "For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."
2Ti 2:1-2 "Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also."
I told you I was going to rant.
From The Kitchen...The dishes are done and cookies are made. :)
I Am Creating...I am not really in a creative mood right now.
I Am Going...to answer phones at the school office tomorrow.
I Am Reading...Blogs and News Websites.
I Am Hoping...That God will help me to teach Lindsey the right things.
I Am Hearing...Quiet. We have had a few disturbances in our neighborhood and I am glad that all is quiet right now.
One of my favorite things...Watching my Mom and Dad with Lindsey.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...dinner with friends and family, rest and continued organization.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Outside My Window... I am not actually looking our "my" window today. We are in MO visiting Jake's family. Out the window is a large field. The "boys" aka...Jake and Sam and Eli are chasing a particular groundhog that has been causing trouble since we got here.
I Am Thinking... I need to repack the suitcases and get ready for the day. Also I am thinking that it has been to visit family and friends but I miss my bed.
I Am Thankful for... a baby girl who has traveled so well. She is a precious gift from God.
From The Kitchen... again I am not in my own kitchen but the dishes are drying and everything is quite for now. Soon things will be buzzing for lunch.
I Am Creating... today not much. When I get home I will begin on coming up with ideas for Christmas.
I Am Going... probably to visit some more family and friends. Tomorrow on to Kansas City and then home on Wednesday.
I Am Reading... Good House Keeping and Baby Wise.
I Am Hoping... that all my piano students remembered that there are no lessons this week on Monday or Tuesday.
I Am Hearing... the barroom, barroom of the 4 wheeler. That means that the boys are having fun.
One Of My Favorite Things... laughing with family and friends
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... flying home, planning youth night and getting ready for youth night.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Pretty, pretty princess on a fluffy white cloud.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I am thinking...there is so much to do this week. We are having our ladies retreat at the end of the week and I have to finish putting the book together and get all the door prizes ready and pack for Lindsey and me.
I am thankful for...what the Lord has done in my life. From my Christian heritage to the gift of a Godly man in my life to the newest gift that God has given me...Lindsey.
From the kitchen...the dishes are calling, brownies have been made and sewing needs to be done.
I am creating...the ladies retreat book, door prize packages and many other projects.
I am going...to piano lessons, music practice and home to get lots done.
I am reading...I just finished a fun fiction book about two friends and their trip to Finland, "Let's Make a Memory" - lots of good ideas of things to do with your children, my decipleship notebook for Saturday mornings.
I am hoping...that my mom and dad have a safe trip home from Canada.
I am hearing...the news, and the click, click of the swing.
One of my favorite things...when the phone rings and it is my husband saying he is on his way home from work.
A few plans for the rest of the week...piano lessons, the ladies retreat. Lots of other things that will help with the Ladies retreat.
I hope that you enjoy my thoughts and hopefully they will encourage you all. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Mrs. Sexton spending some quality time with Lindsey.
Jake and I with Pastor and Mrs. Sexton and Uncle E and Aunt Bug.
This is Mom and Dad, Pastor and Mrs. Sexton, and Bill and Deb Jensen. Bill and Deb Jensen are the people that the Lord is using to make Lota-Wata Bible Camp a reality. We are so excited that we were able to show the property to the Sextons.
When they were done singing, Pastor Sexton wanted to get his picture taken with the group and had their piano player to come up with them to be in the picture. He said to remember they couldn't do what they did with out the pianist. Go, Beka!!
After the baptism, dad needed to get back to the auditorium and was going to have the congregation sing a song. Instead, Pastor Sexton wanted to sing a few songs. This has always been one of my favorite memories from college. It was great.
At the very end of the service, Jake and I brought Lindsey forward to have our family dedicated to the Lord. It was such a sweet time and we were honored to have Pastor Sexton pray the dedication prayer.
I just thought this was a great picture of Pastor and my Dad. What sweet friends. I am so thankful for the friendship of Pastor and Mrs. Sexton to our family.
Pastor Sexton and Lindsey. We did not get a picture of it but Lindsey wore her Crown College T-Shirt that we bought her at the Youth Congress.
The Burkholders with Pastor and Mrs. Sexton.
My Family with Pastor and Mrs. Sexton.
The Burkholders with Oldemor.
Lindsey and me with Mrs. Sexton. We had such a great weekend. The Pastor's College was great and many Pastors were encouraged. We were able to spend some time with Mrs. Sexton shopping and having lunch with Mrs. Dion and her daughter Julie. Lindsey was so tired and it has taken us a few days to recover. Thank you for stopping by and checking in with our family.