Posts Tagged ‘heart’

November 20th, 2009 As quickly as the first year of Sadiedom passed, the second year fell into full swing.  The changes seemed to accelerate . . . something I thought impossible.  One of the most enjoyable changes had less to do with Sadie’s age and more to do with the acquisition of a new toy [...]

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

October 19th, 2009 About three weeks before we celebrated Sadie’s first birthday, we embarked upon another “first” of epic proportions: her first vacation to the beach.  Saddling up the SUV with every possession that we owned along with some that I had no recollection of purchasing, we hit the road a’runnin’.  Oh and photos will [...]

October 16th, 2009 In the first year, mobility is the key indicator of what stage of development your baby is in.  Sure, cognitive responses, motor skills, and verbal responses are all very important, but no other factor changes the very culture of your home as mobility. The first couple of weeks are pieces of cake [...]

October 9th, 2009 Sadie brought with her new energy to all things holiday-related.  Sometimes I feel like I need some energy in these areas.  I started out strong in my adulthood, but as the waves of time continually crashed upon the shores of my life, I reached a point where my holiday-savviness had seen better [...]

August 10th, 2009 I suppose that it happened somewhere in the vicinity of Sadie’s sixth or seventh month . . . I don’t really remember the exact moment.  All I remember is that it was a bit disheartening for me because I realized that once we had crossed this most crucial point in her life, [...]

June 1st, 2009  Focus Text: Proverbs 14:13 (NLT) 13 Laughter can conceal a heavy heart,       but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead At first glance, this particular passage can be a bit unnerving.  Why?  Because we love to champion the verses of scripture that deal with the [...]

May 24th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 12 (NLT) 12 There is a path before each person that seems right,       but it ends in death.    Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Paths are a bit of a theme for me recently; in fact, it’s pretty strange how often this topic is raising its head [...]

May 19th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 14: 10 (NLT)  10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,       and no one else can fully share its joy.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead The heart is a funny thing.  Every genre of music is filled with poetic adages about this most mystifying of internal organs.  Unbreak [...]

April 1st, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 11 (NLT) 11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears;       wealth from hard work grows over time.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I can’t check my email without receiving hundreds . . . that’s right . . . hundreds of bogus spam messages every week promising that [...]