My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. 1 John 3:18 MSG
MAN! It feels good to be blogging again. I cannot promise that these will still be daily, but they won’t be every two weeks. Promise 🙂
And, might I add, MAN! This is a great verse. Spectacular.
The part that stands out most is this huge way that God works.
So, we love others, because God loved us first (boom on your theology!), and when we do that, we can really live.
And then the best part… We can really live, even when we encounter other people who try and make us feel like we aren’t worthy of living this way.
I love the part of this verse – “Even if there is something to it.”
Even if we aren’t worthy, and someone points it out.. maybe points out our most recent sin, or something that we struggle with on a more frequent basis, even if the person who is calling you a sinner is right, God knows that and tells us to keep on loving. Of course, this isn’t an excuse to sin, but we all slip up and just because someone catches us in the middle of it doesn’t mean to give up on living for Christ.
He is bigger than our worried hearts! He knows us in and out. Better than we know ourselves.
And look – if God says don’t worry about those people bringing up stuff about your life (again, even if it is true stuff!) then DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT! Just keep on loving.
He is bigger than your worried heart.
Well, last night wasn’t too bad. I slept like 1 1/2 hours, then woke up, then 3 1/2 then woke up, then 3 1/2.
Never thought I’d say 3 1/2 hours is GREAT sleep, but when you have a 2 week old.. its awesome.
Ahh… 3 1/2 hours of sleep. Awesome. Those shouldn’t go together. But, they do.
A quick catch up of the past week. (This is mostly pictures)…
Lucy is starting to like Judah a little more every day.
She likes to watch him with hiccups, and she likes to jump on the bed when he’s laying on it. (Which terrifies me).
Judah pretty much sleeps all the time. And no, I did not position him. He literally sleeps like this a lot.
But he is waking up every now and then to show us his big pretty eyes.
We finally got our slab poured!
Judah was a lot less interested in the slab than we were.
Lucy, on the other hand, is quite excited about the slab.
She rides her four wheeler (it goes on its own, and is SO funny watching her ride it!) and she makes daddy chase her and ride her on his bike. Which wears him out more than her!
This is blurry, because I was letting her ride under my leg. She thought it was really funny.
And Daddy got some one on one time with lil Judah bean.
Ok – that’s about it. You are pretty much caught up.
Life with 2 is… different. Harder different. I’m feeling good though – especially if I get two 3 1/2 hours stretches at night back to back! Judah’s umbilical cord thing fell off (FINALLY.. ugh, it was gross) and his little.. ahem.. circumsision ring thing came off too. This makes diaper changes, SO MUCH FASTER. I was having to doctor up his little.. wee wee.. and put alcohol on his little belly button, but now its just wipe and diaper. So, my night time feedings/changing’s have gone from around an hour, to around 30 minutes. Which lets me get back to sleep. And sleep is GOOD.
Ok, off to do some cleaning since I feel good and awake. Since I’ve been blogging, Lucy has attempted to take “Broly” (thats how she says brother) his paci, and has petted him on the head and said, “Broly. Broly.” Pretty sweet. I didn’t even coax her into it. Ha!
Hope your day is awesome!