Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Perfect Rainy Day

Today turned into a great day!


Today was PWOC (Bible study).

Michael is know how we quarantine bugs around here...I knew Michael's bugs were safely in the master "suite" with him....he's not come out all day.

SO when Rachel needed to run an errand best run without kiddos around....we GOT THEM for a couple of hours!  As Michael says these kids are my "other grand kids." ::grin::

We're winning Joy tears at all when Rachel left and she came to ME - not Arielle. This is big. ::snort::  Here she is playing with Stacia's dolls. She'd grab one by the neck, slam it on to the bed and say,"Nap time, Baby!" ::snort::

 Stacia was excited to introduce the boys to "Pop the Pig." You feed the thing hamburgers until he pops his belt and shirt.

Pick up Sticks - Nolan, Zach and Arielle 
 I don't think anyone KNEW what the rules of this game were - but it was a lot of fun! 

The best part of the afternoon? Rachel came home, Joy saw her and said, "Go Back!"  ::snort:: Yep, we're making headway here. 

It was a perfect rainy day.....

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Wearing Jesus

"...Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes? And the man was speechless....For many are called, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:1-14

 courtesy Victor Habbick /
If you're going to the wedding; you'd better wear the clothes!

Yes, all were invited. All ARE invited. Few are chosen/ selected.

I know a few things about weddings. Clothes matter! A great deal of time is spent making sure you've dressed appropriately and have chosen the right color and style. Great care is given to details.

There is only one set of clothes which are appropriate to wear to the Wedding Banquet Abba Father will host. We are told exactly which outfit is appropriate. The "garments of salvation," the "robes of righteousness," (Isaiah 61:10). Jesus is THE door, THE way, THE truth, THE life.

If we're going to the wedding; we'd better be wearing Jesus.

I've seen a lot  of emphasis on conversion in many churches,  but  much less emphasis on discipleship, mentoring, spiritual formation.....We are doing our fellow guests a disservice if we don't clue them in on the required clothing.

HOW do we put on Jesus? WHAT does it look like to wear Jesus? WHY would I want to wear Jesus? WHEN should I wear Jesus? Do I have to wear Him ALL the time? Can I take him off on car pool days? What has been most helpful to YOU in learning to wear Jesus? To follow Him wholeheartedly? What has helped you move from "new convert" or "baby Christian," to disciple or wholehearted follower?

Once again I'm reminded  God has called me to mentor/disciple and I'm excited our theme at Beale AFB chapel this year is "A Year of Discipleship."

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...