"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do." -Edward Everett Hale

Monday, May 16, 2016

16 Months

While I was away for the field trip, BeBe watched over our zoo. 

This little monkey is 16 months old...


And although BeBe said he was looking for his momma, I don't think he missed me one bit. 

Zoo Mania

It's field trip season. And what could be better than a day at the zoo with the kindergarteners?



This little kinder in particular...


We saw all the favorites...


And even some less than favorites...


But at least she had fun. And so did I, even with a bird on my head.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cheetah Children

It's rank promotion day again. 

This time it's the Yellow Belt...


And now we have our very own pack of Cheetahs. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Countdown to What?

Say it isn't so...


Levi was excited to get his official "Countdown to Kindergarten" shirt. This green gem will get him into all kinds of events around town this summer as he awaits the big day. 

Ready or not Kindergarten...

Here he comes!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Done Right

With these five kids...


And a mother like this...


It couldn't possibly go wrong. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

God Wins

The last book of the Bible can be a tricky one. With different interpretations and opinions, it can stir up questions, debates, and downright confusion. In fact, many people avoid it completely. 

However, for the past few months, we ran to it...  


For the first time ever, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), offered a year-long study of the book of Revelation.

And even the littlest of boys participated...


But this was the final year for my biggest boy...


And we're not exactly excited about it. Levi has been with me from the start at BSF. And although those first lessons may have lasted only five minutes between the crying and the Cheerios, I'm certain that they weren't in vain. All in all, he's been through five studies:

Acts of the Apostles
Genesis
Matthew 
The Life of Moses
Revelation 

As for me, I don't have all the answers now. I may even have more questions than when I began. However, I believe that we're not supposed to know it all. It would be nice to have a firm timeline, specific dates to program into our calendars, maybe even the name of the antichrist. But that's not how it works. And that wouldn't require much faith. However, there are a few Truths that I know for sure. 

No matter what's happening in our crazy world, God is on the throne...

Jesus is coming back...

Satan will be defeated...

And God Wins!

 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
Revelation 22:20




Friday, April 29, 2016

Tea Time

I always try my best to stretch Mother's Day out as long as possible. 

And the season is off to a great start after a Mother's Day Tea at the girls' school...


Now I wonder what the boys have planned?