Youtube highlights

If we’re not careful, we could get lost in the land of Youtube!  It just goes on forever!  So to help us navigate through the endless options, I’m sharing some of my favorites, at least they’re my favorites for now.

The first is a Christmas TV ad.  This is my favorite ad I’ve seen so far this season.  It’s touching and clever, but lacks the excessive cheesiness of jewelry ads, which many of you know I absolutely cannot stand!  The second is a trailer for a movie that is coming this spring.  I love the book on which it’s based, so I really hope they do it justice and preserve the message of the book.  And the last one is a song that my dad showed me the other day.  The soloist does a great job, but the MVP’s are definitely the choir and orchestra.  This type of song is right “in my wheelhouse” and I’m hoping it’s on the program of choral music when we get to heaven.  Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Blake!

Happy birthday to our joke telling, break dancing, whistling, lego building, high-volume singing, full of joy 10-year-old boy!  We love, love, love you!  I can guarantee that the world is a much better place because you’re in it.  Our family is a much better family because you’re in it.  Blake, have a wonderful day celebrating who you are and who you are becoming.





a reminder from Romans

Here is my monthly Bible reading accountability post.  I’m still progressing through my year-long devotional.  I’m in 1 Chronicles right now.  But today I wanted to share some verses from the book of Romans.  My Mission Church small group is studying Romans this year.  It’s convenient because our leader is also the Bible quizzing coach and they are studying Romans this year, too.  Yesterday we were reading through chapter 8 and we came across this encouraging set of verses that I wanted to share with you all.  Trust me, these are good!

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long;  we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.