Saturday, August 20, 2016

Psalm 91

I pray that the boys and girl will trust our most faithful and good God all the days of their lives.
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Psalm 91
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!”
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper
And from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day;
Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But it shall not approach you.
You will only look on with your eyes
And see the recompense of the wicked.
9 For you have made the Lord, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
10 No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all your ways.
12 They will bear you up in their hands,
That you do not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.
14 “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 “With a long life I will satisfy him
And let him see My salvation.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

1 Peter 5:6-11

Considering how great and holy God is, you'd think humility would be easier. But that's how sinful and wicked the human heart is. Suffering, on the other hand, is never easy. Thankfully, God's grace is always being poured out on us.
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1 Peter 5:6-11
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The bunnies

Our last bunny cage was starting to look a bit sad.
It was only a little over a year old but apparently, my design was poor.
So Emery decided to make a new home for Poofy and Thunder. We cut, sanded, painted, and even shingled this one. The bunnies are living in the lap of luxury!
After weeks of work which was a fun project to do together, we finished. It's a 2 story with a walkout deck! I think this is their 4th home. The bunnies move as much as we do if not more! Hopefully, this will be their forever home unless the coyotes get 'em!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2 Timothy 1:7

We have no reason to fear.
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2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Philippians 4:11-13

Contentment is a hard thing, isn't it? No matter how young or how old, how rich or how poor, it's hard to be content. But it is possible to learn to be content if and only if we look to Christ.
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Philippians 4:11-13
11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Camping

This year, we went camping near the coast at Samuel Taylor Park. It was perfect weather and a wonderful atmosphere camping amongst the Redwoods. The only thing to watch out for was the raccoons!
We visited Muir Woods and got to see some "baby" Redwoods.
We were blessed to have the Choi's come all the way from SoCal to camp with us! There was a lot of testosterone! Actually not yet, but it's on the way.
Emery was the only girl, but I think she had fun still.
It's always fun to splash around in a creek.
We ended our weekend with a stop at the beach. Point Reyes National Seashore was beautiful but pretty cold for the beach in the summer!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Gymnastics

Emery's gymnastics career was fun but short lived. It seemed like she had something going until she tore her fascia last year. As much as she likes gymnastics, she decided she didn't want to continue for the sake of her health. What a long term thinking 9 year-old I have!
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But before she retired, she competed one last time at the Liberty Championships. Here's her floor routine - 9.800, good for 2nd place.
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In the vault, she got a 9.750, also good for 2nd place.
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She was 1st place on bars with a 9.600.
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Unfortunately, I was a tad late on the beam. Sorry Emz. She couldn't quite stay on the beam, but she still managed a 9.775, good for 2nd place.
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Her all around score was a 38.925. It was tied for 1st place but due to tie breaker rules, she ended up 2nd. Great job Emery!
Not a bad day and not a bad way to retire.