Monday, December 15, 2008

Thought provoking

I heard a phrase at church on Sunday that has been bouncing around in my head. It's a very simple sentence, but when you really start to think about it, what it says is quite profound. The phrase is this: The same sun that melts the wax also hardens the clay. The meaning that I took from it (correctly, I believe) is this: if my heart is not being softened towards God through my daily experiences and activities, then it's being hardened. There is no middle ground or limbo; it's one or the other. It made me stop and think about my life, and whether or not I'm actively seeking God DAILY and letting my heart be shaped by Him through the joys and trials I go through. This is one area in which I seem to struggle. I read the Bible daily, but too often don't make any practical application to my life. I don't want to become hardened to God's prompting and nudges. I want my life to be as true a representation of His as possible. I can only pray that God will see fit through His mercy and grace to keep my heart soft and my attitude correct towards Him. In my own strength, I will surely fail.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Blast from the past

Check out this video and this one of Santa's Workshop...I used to watch this every Christmas growing up, and recently found out that it's only a Wichita, Kansas thing. I love Toy Boy and his zooooooming :) Ahhh, memories!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Attack of the pruning shears

We decided to get a real Christmas tree this year (yay!) and thought Allie might go nuts about the needles and real wood, etc. Little did we know, the true entertainment of the night would be the shears we used to trim the lowest branches! Allie decided they were dangerous or threatening or something, and spent the evening focused solely on them. It cracked us up:

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

And the winner is....Allie, cause she's actually alive :)


For those of you who don't know, Tyler's union contract came up for renewal this past month and negotiations began between SPEEA (Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace) and Boeing management. They came up with a proposed contract which was voted on over the past two weeks by all the SPEEA members. We found out today that the contract was accepted by 79% of the members, which stike for Tyler! We are good to go for another 4 years! God is good! :)