Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. The redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Galatians 4:2-7

The verses above speak of being children of God. During this Christmas season, please take a moment and ask yourself if you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you do, then remember that you are a son and that the relationship that you have can be as close as a son and his father. If you do not know that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior than I would ask you to think about these few short things...

1. God loves You. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life."
2. All Men Are Sinners. Romans 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
3. Sin Must Be Payed For. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
4. Christ Paid For Our Sin When He Died On The Cross. Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us.
5. We Must Personally Pray and Receive Christ As Our Savior. Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and a way to contact you and we would be glad to help. The Burkholders are wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!! May the Lord bless you as you serve Him.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Great Snow Storm!!!!

The Great Snow of 2008!!!! Starting Wednesday, December 17th at about 7:30 am the snow came. In a few words it has not stopped snowing since. Here are a few pictures of the "fun" we have been having. This is our car having already been cleaned off once.

Close up of the car.

These are the trees next to the church building.
The church parking lot. This was before the parking lot was plowed. Jake could not get the car out of the parking lot until Friday evening when the plow came. He has to walk to Market Street on Thursday morning to catch a ride with Larry and then to Euclid Street on Friday. Our street (Regal) just got plowed today, December 23, 2008.

The view of our back porch looking from the cars.

Lindsey all dressed up to go out in the snow for the first time.

Jake and Lindsey in the snow.

Me and Lindsey in the snow.

Papa and Lindsey in the snow.
Lindsey making her first snow angel. She really did not know what to think of the snow. She just kept looking around at all the white stuff. We were only out for a few minutes. Well, we are still having to shovel every day and the snow is for casted to come every day this week. Needless to say we will be having a "White Christmas". Thanks for stopping by and we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May the Lord bless you all as you serve Him.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Long Time No Post!!!

Things have been very busy around here. Everything from Youth Night, Fine Arts Competition and many other church activities. I am still waiting on some of those pictures but if you read on you will see a lot of what Lindsey has been doing. We have an appointment for 6 month pictures next week so we will be able to post them soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Lindsey Is Ready For the Snow!!!!!!

Here is Lindsey all bundled up and ready for the snow and cold. We do have cold weather but no snow. We are supposed to get snow this weekend starting Friday. We will take pictures of Lindsey's snow.

Happy Thanksgiving LaLaLa!!!!

Here Lindsey and I are planning our "Black Friday" Shopping. We are reading the Toys R Us ad so that we could tell PaPa what we wanted. Papa and Aunt Bug (that's my sister and it a long story why that's what we call her) made it to Babies R Us and Shopko (low end Target) at 5:00 am while Nana and Lindsey and I went a little later in the morning. We still got all the deals that we needed. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We spent the day at my Mom and Dad's house with my sister and her husband. My mom bought Lindsey this bib for her Thanksgiving cereal. She loved it.

Lindsey and Her Monkey!!!!

Bro. Rick and Ms. Debbie Donley and their youngest son Stephen brought Lindsey this monkey when we were in hospital. It has fast become on of her favorite toys. The monkey has long skinny arms and so my Mom decided to tie it to the jungle gym toy at her house. The monkey has a "Binky" at the end of one of her arms and Lindsey got "confused" and had the monkey's " "Binky" in her mouth. It was so cute to watch Lindsey get the "Binky" in her mouth and they watch her face as she must have been thinking..."this is not like my "Binky"."

Mom and Lindsey!!!!

You probably all know but I have learned that the Mom is almost always the one taking the pictures. So there are not very many of Lindsey and me. My mom took these on a Sunday night after church. My friend Theresa made her bow so if you would like to get one just let me know and I will send you a link to her website. I don't know it off the top of my head or I would post it here.

Lindsey Eating Cereal!!!!

Lindsey has been eating cereal for about two months now. These pictures are from Thanksgiving and my mom is feeding her. She just loves her cereal and we are about to add veggies soon.