Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Guide

Our daughter Hannah is transforming before our very eyes from a baby to a little girl, toddling around the living room, choosing between carrots and more macaroni and cheese, and patting her stuffed puppy dog's back to "give him loves". My favorite thing to do with her right now is practice walking. I walk beside her, her finger wrapped tightly around my index finger, though she has excellent balance and is really ready to walk by herself. But when she does trip, I'm often able to soften the impact a little or completely when she has a hold of my hand. This process has been a great reminder to me of how God guides our steps.

When we first made the decision to plant a church in Fort Collins, I clung to this scripture (found in Psalm 37) because it reminded me that even though we were stepping into the unknown, God our Father would not leave us. In fact, He promises to care for and provide for His people, which includes our families and our future Church family.

23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.

25 Once I was young, and now I am old.
Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned
or their children begging for bread.
26 The godly always give generous loans to others,
and their children are a blessing.

You may not be planting a church, but God's promise is for all of His people. And you may not describe yourself as godly as the scripture above says, but if you are His child, he describes you as holy and as righteous as Christ. And you may not call yourself His child, but He welcomes anyone into His family.

I have loved God for 12 years and He has never abandoned me or left me in a time of need, and I don't foresee Him doing so now. Praise God that He keeps His promises.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Our Charming Children

Well, we just thought it would be fun to write about the best part of our families - our children, Hannah Riley and Josiah David. Hannah is 1 year old and Josiah is 1 and a half. They are great friends and light up every time we just mention the other. They are quite the charmers. Everywhere we go they talk to anyone and, in our opinions, are already showing God's love through their beautiful eyes and smiles!

They are such blessings! Everyday as we watch them grow, we are even more amazed at the miracles that only God can do! Our children are our greatest joy and we thank God for them everyday.

We will sometimes post pictures on this blog, but we update our family blogs more often. Check those out for the latest and greatest about our charming children.

Freeman's: randi-lynn.blogspot.com
Sutton's: houseofsutton.blogspot.com