Wednesday, October 24, 2007

intercessor in training

Yep, that's my 4 year old. Tonight we prayed through our church. It's been a wild last couple of months and things were honestly beginning to feel a little defiled. Call it Halloween evil spirits in the air or just intensified demonic activity in our region but we needed some Light to cut through some darkness and heaviness.

So we met with our 'elder' and his wife and prayed through the church. I decided to touch and pray over every 'door post' - each doorway. Robin tagged along. She mimicked me as I prayed over the first door, then the second. Then she took charge. Praying that bad people couldn't come in and mess up our church, because it's OUR church. Praying that bad people wouldn't come in and use our kitchen stuff, because it's B.C. (our town). It was awesome.

She ended up praying over every pew (yes, pews but chairs will be ordered soon, God willing!). She prayed over the offering plates with us. I'm not sure of all the pleas to Jesus but I do know one was for the football team. (maybe she has some prophetic insight?!?!)

It's such a blessing seeing your kids pray more than just over the food or the day. I encouraged her that Jesus heard her prayers and that He can make things happen when we ask Him to be involved. Yep, it was one of those 'blessed-to-see-signs-of-a-legacy' moment.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

classic moment

If you have never seen The Pink Panther - like the one with real people (as my kids say), you won't think this is the slightest bit funny. If you have seen it - you know where I'm comin' from...

The other night we were at Wendy's eating our dinner off the dollar menu. Chandler (6) started talking about compound words, so the family started listing a few. Mitch says, 'hamburger' with that true Steve Martin accent. So Jaci spouts off, "I have got two dam-bugas in my pocket." I about spewed my Coke. It was truly a classic moment.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

businesswoman in the making

The name of the book my 6 1/2 year old is reading aloud to her Daddy is "The Purple Cow". Though this sounds like a children's book, it is not. It's about being remarkable in the business world. She's learnin' young!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

progress reports

Today was parent/teacher conferences. We weren't too concerned since we stay pretty 'in touch' anyways. I love our school system. I know we're extremely blessed and it's not this good some places (OK, most places) but God definitely has His hand in our schooling decisions. Jaci's teacher has been at that school 14+ years. And Chandler's teacher has been there 24 years.

Chandler is the little star student, excelling in everything. She is very attentive and extremely neat in her work. (That spirit of perfectionism will challenge her character in years to come) The only thing that wasn't off the charts was her ability to do push-ups in Gym class. Darn. :)

Jaci is doing fabulous. Last year started off with her having to play catch up a little, after homeschooling the first years of her life. I'm amazed at where she is now, a year later - reading, spelling, writing - all things that she somewhat struggled in last year, she's got an 'A' in! She is very driven in her desire to excel. (Keep up the drive, baby)

I'm so thankful that God has placed us in this area. Our principal is a Christian, the superintendent is too, as well as many of the teachers. The environment at the school is very peaceful and I can be as involved as I want too. Actually, just today I was asked if I was interested in being a substitute 'para' for the teachers. (teacher's aide) For sure - I like doing life with my kids.

Monday, October 1, 2007

furry nose

Robin's exclamation tonight...

"He did it! Dad's cutting the fur out of his nose!"