A while back when I was babysitting, I heard a CD called, Seeds of Courage. I played the CD for the kids all the time. Whenever we were in the car or just playing in the house, we'd throw on some music, and this CD was in regular rotation. Just today, as Alex and I were reading in the one year Bible, I came across a verse that I had actually memorized thanks to listening to the CD with the kids. Some of the songs are cheesy sounding, but hey it's a kids worship CD, what do you expect!? Even with some of the musical cheesiness, I think it's a great way to introduce scripture memory to kids. As it turns out, there is an entire line of Seeds Family Worship albums that are devoted to, "planting the seeds of God's word in the hearts of families." There are five albums in the series :: Seeds of Courage, Seeds of Faith, Seeds of Praise, Seeds of Purpose and the Power of Encouragement. If you're interested, I would urge you to check them out!
Since before we got married, we knew that Alex would need a new computer. His laptop is awesome, but with the way technology advances, he needed more power. We actually have a couple of big purchases that we've been saving for, but knew that in his line of work and with his desire to continue to pick up freelance jobs when possible, the computer would definitely come first. And, well, with the help of our tax return, it was delivered today!!
We are so excited...can you tell?
Every month, there is a day set apart to pray and seek God. It's called third Wednesday because, well, it falls on the third wednesday of each month. It's something that has grown from Seek Week back in September. It seems as though something ALWAYS happens to me on third Wednesday to derail any focus I may have had. I have been sick during 3 of the 5 third Wednesdays. Last month was when my brother's apartment was destroyed due to fire. This week was the first time that I have felt great and been super focused. It was a great day, and I had a great time with God. I was also reminded how amazing it is to work somewhere that takes an entire day to clear the deck and focus and God. Even in most churches, it's pretty unheard of.
Tonight I started The Crescent Through the Eyes of The Cross, by Dr. Nabeel Jabbour. It's been a long time since I've read anything that didn't have to do with kids ministry, and I have to admit, it's refreshing. I have a deep love for the middle east. The closest I've gotten was Bangladesh, but I have a huge desire to understand the culture and people more than I do currently. In the first two chapters, I've already learned so much, and can't wait to finish reading. Is there another culture that captures your heart and your curiosity?