Friday, January 04, 2013

2013 Family Prayer Verse and Vision


A post on our  2013 Family Prayer Verse and Vision BEFORE December. This is good. 

Michael, the kids and I all spent time considering where God had been leading us personally and as a family.  And it all just clicked! 
2013 Family Prayer Verse - to be prayed into the lives of each of our family"....I will pour forth my spirit on all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophecy; and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams." Acts 2:17
2013 Family Vision - Live Courageously "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

We're excited to see how God will lead in 2013, and yes, we've already faced a few circumstances in 2013 which call for courage and are sure there will be more - how else would we learn to walk this out?  Nevertheless, we are filled with hope, believing God to infuse us with His dreams and the courage to follow those dreams. 


Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


A Winter Day


Today is Jared's birthday on this side of the date line! Happy 19th birthday, son. A highlight of the day was an unexpected Skype from Jamin... Jared popped in for a bit, as well! 

Snow - lots of snow and more expected.  The neighborhood kids spent hours outside pulling each other around in the sled, building up the "sled hill," and starting the 2013 Snow Fort.... and when they were finally so cold they HAD to come inside.....Games and hot chocolate at the G's. 



Every little girl should have a BFF at this age...Stacia has been blessed with several. What a treat to have a friend right down the block. They created a secret handshake complete with a darling cheer. I videoed it, but I'm not sure I should post it. 

Older kids like games too. 

I baked bread for the first time in a year (they like English Muffins better) and discovered yeast really does have a shelf-life. They ate it anyway.

Dinner and a movie - Tin Tin - rounded out the day.

*Note there are now snow photos because I am dedicated to staying warm. ::grin:: I have contemplated ignoring the driving ban to go sit in the onsen or take the kids to the big sledding hill at Swan Park...but I behaved. 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...