Friday, January 16, 2009

Luk's Perspective: Don't eat that Tree, Mommy.

Can any one guess which story I was telling Luk? I was talking to him about the story of Adam and Eve the other night. His mind and understanding of things are quite humorous. During the day, we were out having a nice outing when I here Luk say, "Mom, look at that tree, don't eat that tree, Mom."

I had a good laugh, I told him that was right that God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree. I love to see his perspective, and for right now it is not about the apple or fruit, but the tree. It made me realize that as a Christian it is not about the actual fruit, but allowing ourselves to be tempted by the appearance of the tree.

I think as Christians looking at the tree should be enough warning, but the fruit is the next step to bringing us closer to sin. It made sense to me this morning, hopefully it does to you, too.
Another story...
God has definitely been working in my life. On Wednesday night, we did a study on the tests of Job and his reaction to his new life. One of the youth in particular said, "This is scary." She's right it is really scary to think that God would allow Satan to test us in these ways, but like I reassured her, God knows your heart this just goes to show that he wouldn't put you throught something you couldn't handle. It is hard to imagine everything Job happening to us, but one thing is for sure God allowed it to happen so that we can build to be better Christians and to lead by example.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Whirlwind of Life

Life has been a fast and whirling rollercoaster with Luk. If you want a great conversation, he is here to talk to you. He has so much to say, and he wants to know everything you are doing. After a great trip to Richmond, VA, we took Luk to Disney World the weekend of my birthday (September), it is quite amazing how great that gift was for me. He is so great. Mickey and Minnie are his favorite characters, but he was not shy to show the Princesses and Mickey's pals some love in the process. He made his daddy proud with the Princess greetings. Luk also had his first real haircut. We cut his beautiful curls off (which seem to be coming), and he loves the short do. For Halloween he had a blast dressing up as Buzz Lightyear. As you can see the in picture below of his identity crisis, he has quite an imagination.

Reson and I have been really blessed to find a wonderful new church family near our home, and we able to help be youth leaders. It has been a really blessing to help teach these great kids about the Lord. For Christmas, we had the children and youth apart of our county's Christmas Parade. We also had a wonderful planning a Christmas Progressive Dinner and bonfire for the celebration. The kids did a white elephant gift exchange and made s'mores. We had a blast. It is really amazing how God has used us in this youth group, and how much they continue to teach us. They don't realize what a blessing they are to us.

Most recently, I had the great pleasure of photographing a wedding in Miami. It was friend of ours, and we had a blast. Luk enjoyed the trip down south, and the wedding celebration.

Now, we are in the process of getting our yearly schedule done for the youth activities that we have planned in the future. Our great friend, Janessa, has really been a wonderful leader for the youth. It has been a blessing to work with her. Hopefully in our blogging, you will see more of our fun trips with the youth. As you can see we have been quite busy. Along with helping with the youth, Reson, Janessa, and I also help with some praise and worship music. It has been great experience seeing God work in our church. I am still attending school online with only 3 semesters left. Hopefully, I will be posting pictures of our trip to Arizona.

Until our next post...

Attack of the Princesses, look at those lipstick stains, lol.

An Identity Crisis... SpideyBuzz

Church Fall Festival

Christmas Parade Float 2008

Luk's First Hair Cut

Youth Christmas Party 2008

Bonfire, Reson looks thrilled. Of course, Janessa was avoiding the picture with one hand.

Us at the Bonfire

Christmas Eve Family Party 2008

Luk at the wedding with Blain and Aleck (some of the youth)

Janess and I with Blain and Aleck

Us with the Bride and Groom