Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Russ and I went to Augusta last week for ministry with Point to Hope. It was very enlightening! We are going to Alaska in April with Point to Hope. That is going to be amazing. The flying itself will be an adventure! 15 hours on a plane with Isaac and Cade. While we were gone, Cade made his first basketball goal in a game. He was very proud of himself! We were proud of him also. I just hate I missed it.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
How can so much time pass between my posts? I think God has sped up time. Even my 6 year old made a comment about how fast time seems to go by. When I was a child, time crawled by. Anywhooo, December came and went in a flash! We celebrated Christmas and Hanakkah this year and had a great time with both. No, we are not Jewish but we wanted to learn about Hanakkah and all of God's festivals so we are going to learn about them as they come up. It was very fun, educational, and enlightening. When December started, we knew nothing about Hanakkah. Then we started reading and researching and found out all kinds of awesome things! The whole holiday is a celebration of God's deliverance. About the Maccabee's and how God delivered them thousands of years ago after one man, a priest named Mattathias, decided he had had enough of the Greek's telling him to worship their god and to sacrifice a pig on God's alter and eat the meat. He killed the soldiers that came to make them do that then fled for his life. Most of the village followed him and the rest is Maccabee history! We read stories, ate latkes, and played with dreidels. It was a great December!