About Us

We are a family of four and a half- Seth, Bethany, Blevin and Caleb and another little man on the way. Seth is on staff with Campus Outreach and I (Bethany) stay at home with the boys and sometimes sell Usborne books and am making some attempt to homeschool. Blevin is almost five and is the compassionate (most of the time) Transformer and super hero loving boy. Caleb is almost three and keeps me on my toes- there is never a dull moment with him around!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

the ringbearers....

Seth, Blevin and Caleb were all in a wedding this past weekend. And yes....Blevin and Caleb were ringbearers. I did not get many good pictures- hoping the photographer did- cause I was having to try to keep Caleb out of the flowers, off the pews and just clean- This task alone can exhaust even the most physically fit person!! They did great though- only one small outburst and we left right after Allison's father gave her away. Amado Ortiz (who Blevin calls Papi) and Allison Land were the ones that got married- both went to JSU and Seth discipled Amado for several years- so the weekend was a fun and joyful one and I know I am biased but I think they were the cutest ringbearers ever!!

a little behind....

these are the last few pics of fun things at SBP- just a litle behind posting-

*this was the boys favorite spot on beach project- our window overlooked the stairs where everyone came and went ( i picked the room so i could see everyone and they could "pop" in if they wanted to) so the boys loved to watch people and the funniest thing was to see grown people make the craziest faces at the boys, cause they couldn't see me and did not think about me seeing them!

*Who needs the beach or the pool? Why not the nasty rain water in the parking lot!! We got ready to go to the beach and it started raining, so we made lemonade out of lemons!!!

Our attempt at family pictures on the beach!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

too good not to share

Romans 10:21: All day long have I stretched forth My hands unto a people unyielding and contradicting.

today this verse which has often helped me came in my reading. when I have been near the end of my patience with some unyielding child, or some " contradicting" disposition, these words have come to me. He who gave us our work to do knows all about it, and has been through that sense of baffled love. He is with us now, and all the day long His hands are stretched forth. His love never faileth. Lord, evermore give us this love
- Amy Carmichael- Edges of His ways

This devotion was so good for me today- since my patience has been running thin with my two little ones who always need something and it always helps me to think about the Lord's patience with me and his neverending love despite my neediness and that with His strength I can joyfully fulfill this task he has given me- hope it encourages you!