Monday, June 30, 2008

This is our dog, Gus, when he was a puppy.

This is my cousin Ella, isn't she cute?! Her birthday is three days before mine.

This year we are going to her house for her birthday. Then they, ( she & her mom ) are coming back with us from their house and spending the next week with us. Therefore being with us for my B'day & B'day party.

COURAGE. It's a word we're all familiar with. We all think that we can have it down pat when we need to, but it definitely isn't that easy. When it comes time to step up to the plate you can't do it. When that happens, remember Esther.

She was placed by God to be Queen to King Xerxes for a reason. She had to step up and tell the King that the Jews were in trouble, when this could have gotten her killed. She asked God for the courage to get the job done. In the same way you have to ask God for the courage to get the job done. So ask God for the courage that you need , and remember how much God granted Esther.

For more on the story of Esther go to the book of Esther in the Bible.

I've Got My Own Blog!

This week we were at my grandparents house and this is the result, an American Girl, 18 inch doll winter set. Not very useful right now in almost July, but I'm not done yet, and it'll take time, I'm still going to make a vest out the brown yarn, still that's just what I'm planning on, but I'll let you know if that happens. Also I'll sew up a shirt and pants to go with it, not crochet. But anyway, aren't they cute! There's a toboggan, a pair of gloves, a scarf, a pair of shoes, and a stuffed toy.