Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Fourth Trip

Tahoe is where we are headed this weekend. It will give us a reprieve of the hot weather (and actually it has not really been all that hot since we have been on fire here in California!) It is supposed to be in the heavenly 70's - can I just tell you how wonderful that sounds?! :+)


The children are all very excited and so are Mark and I. Tahoe is lovely in the summer and we will be near Squaw Valley. Yippie! I hope we can take the gondola up to the top of the mountain to see the whole view of the Lake. We shall see!


So how is your summer going? We have been more busy than normal, but "it is all good" and we are just trying to enjoy the summer before it gets too toasty. :+) Our first zucchini was picked yesterday after much ground-breaking labor (and sometimes a bit of back-breaking too). Abigail made the most glorious zucchini muffins today. My two oldest daughters have really decided that cooking is fun and that they love to bake. OK! I am completely on board with that especially since they are cooking with whole grains and making truly delicious things. It is kind of strange not to be the only one doing a bunch of the cooking, but *I* really enjoy having the girls enjoy it. :+)


On a more serious note, please do lift up Kendra and her baby, Joe, in prayers. Here is some of what she shared today on her blog:

Sara Groves is always a ministry to me. “Prayers for This Child” have been particularly poignant:

I do not know how I am to pray for this child
as a mother I don’t want my baby denied
but in the waiting in the waiting
I learned

Every instinct in me wants to shield him from pain
take the arrows of misery heartache and blame
but in the sorrow in the sorrow
I learned to hold on

I only have two eyes - be all seeing
I only have two hands - be everywhere
I do not know enough - to be all knowing
I give this baby up into your care

I do not know how, how to pray for this child
I want to guard him from everything wicked and wild
but in the trial in the trial
I learned to hold on
And in the trial, in the trial
I learned to hold on to the heart of God

Hold your babies tightly this afternoon-

Thanks for praying. God hears His people!


cahanbury said...

I'm glad to hear your summer is going well. We've been busy, yet doing nothing. Isn't it funny how that happens?

JenIG said...

thanks for reminding us to pray.

and i am excited for your trip! that sounds like a lovely get away.

love and miss you!

Angela said...

I jumped here from WTM...This is a great site with some real informative stuff. We have kids about the same age as well. I will be back :)