As the victims get laid to rest and I struggle with the why, I have been drawn to a song by David Crowder. It helps me - I don't know how - it just does. Here are the lyrics, but the dynamics of the song excel passed the sum of the lyrics so I encourage you try and listen to it.
I will wait
I will wait for Your peace
I will wait
I will wait and You comfort me
I lift my head
I lift my heart, my soul
I lift my hands
I give myself, my life my all
And I cry mercy Lord
A cry of freedom to be heard
And I cry mercy Lord
A cry of freedom from this world
Hey Reuben it's Josh, Becca's contractions are 5 mins apart. I'm gonna jump in the shower and bring Cail over
Exciting I replied. So I set up the porta cot for Cail - but had to think why Josh did you need to wait till they were 5 mins apart???
They then found out the the Maternity hospital at Kura was full - so off to hotel birthcare - so traffic was a breeze.
They made it at 5.00am and Averie Mae was born at 6.09am This morning! Praise the Lord!
I have noticed however that it's getting darker in the morning. I usually roll out of bed around 5am and I have noticed quite a difference with the light. Sux!
The long days are coming to an end...
Hei aha never mind it will be a lot easier to get the kids to bed when it's darker and not so hot...
Baby coco has not officially been named yet, so is still being referred by it's womb name. Stay tuned for details.
Baby weighed 4.555kg which is 10.1 lbs
Head Circumference 36.5cm
Mum, dad and big sista's are doing well. Vania is at Birthcare in Parnell. Visiting hours are from 2pm - 8pm.
Thanks for all the prayers and messages of support
Photos posted below
Baby Coco with his new threads
Proud Mum and Dad
Return on Investment
It is quite a common term which it's basic philosphy is what gain am I going to get for that cost?
When I was flicking through ChurchRelevance.com I found an intersting post about the best ROI for church growth.
If you want to build your church, you need to put your best with the kids.
If you love people’s kids, you’ll get their time and attention.
This was at this year’s C3 Conference, Dr. Ed Young of Second Baptist Church (Houston, TX) shared his thoughts on the link between church growth and children’s ministry
This was interesting to me becasue of the timing. cession|community run a Easter Egg Hunt where we were budgeting on 50 kids attending. We had 104 kids turn up.
I guess now we know we can get their attention, the next step is to reflect God's love to the kids.
I have always wanted to atttend a C3 conference I have a DVD of the 2nd conference which featured Ed Young, Greg Laurie and Andy Stanley.
I have just order the DVD's for 2006 & 2005. Can't wait to check em out.
Don't worry hun, comapny expense - Professional Development
It's odd but:
-when we are at work we look forward to home/leisure time. And yet when we are at home we worry about work. Decide that wherever you are, you will be there.
Be here now.
-the more we earn, the more we spend. Decide to manage your finances and build your financial independence.
-we spend a lot of time buying stuff to make us happy although we know that want we really want is some time to ourself.
Decide to be time-rich rather than stuff-rich and time-poor.
-we want to be happy so we buy the porshe (err Audi) because it will make us feel young again and will atttract the girls and that will make us happy.
Why not simply decide to be happy?
-we put a load of money into our pension fund, but we have no idea what it will provide for us.
Check out more here
The other post that got my attention is
S is Success
Help your child understand what success really is. Increasingly society will seduce them into believing it is money, fame and stuff. Ironically most who acquire those find they do not really help at all.
Help your son or daughter to realise true success is doing what they are passionate about. To achieve that they will have to put aside much 'good' advice of others and learn to be true to themselves. You can help them have courage in this area.
Check it out here