Dec三十一

回顾四年

2007 at 3:48 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre

Today the calendar year draws to a close,and we conclude our year-end-review with a post from Kristin.As you celebrate the New Year,愿你记得2007年上帝的信实,并期待2008年上帝的恩典…

与Liam一起等待


My middle son Liam can't wait for his birthday to get here.He'll be five.And he'll get to go to NoodlesLiamlowres和公司他最喜欢的加帕玛干酪的黄油面。事实上,他不太明白我们今天为什么不去吃面条,我试着解释说他的生日还有五天。He keepsasking,虽然,not quite comprehending the delay.

Watching Liam eagerly wait for his birthday this week made these thoughts fromIain Duguidall the more relevant:

"我们这些有着非常年幼孩子的人知道等待是多么的困难。我们生活在他们一年一度的等待生日聚会的痛苦中。一周中的每一天,或者,在某些情况下,the month—before theirbirthdays roll around,they wake up with the question,"我的生日到了吗?"Finally,伟大的一天到来了,你必须立即说服他们早上6:30。is not the ideal 下载兴发pt首页登录time of day for aparty.By 6:45 a.m.they are thoroughly convinced that you don't lovethem,and that all this talk of a party is nothing but a cruel hoax.Atthis point,you know it's going to be a long day!!

我们不是经常像小孩子一样对待上帝吗?因为我们想要上帝所承诺的,我们想要它now.不要介意,需要做准备,需要邀请其他人。But,like a patient and long-suffering parent,God bideshis 下载兴发pt首页登录time,neither delaying nor hurrying,until everything is in place.Then—and not a moment sooner—he gives us the good things he haspromised.""

利亚姆只有等五天才能过生日。You might have to wait five,or fifty years for a good thingGod has promised.但正如Liam的生日将于10月1日到来一样,so God will not fail to fulfill His promises to you.Solet's all learn along with Liam this week to wait…patiently.

"你们要在耶和华面前静默,耐心等候他。等候耶和华的,必承受地土。"诗篇37章7节,9



Dec28

回顾三年

2007年下午4:37,卡罗琳·玛哈尼

2007,we at Covenant Life Church suffered the loss of a dear friend,Madonna Aristorenas.虽然我们仍然想念她,我们很高兴她现在没有痛苦,在救世主面前敬拜。Janelle remembered the life of this special lady….

A Glad Life

圣母玛利亚Would you like to see a picture of biblical womanhood—a portrait of a life lived faithfully before the Lord and in service to others in the local church?I cannot think of a more fitting image than our dear friend Madonna Aristorenas.

Madonna passed away last Friday after a six-year-battle with breast cancer.She was 39.But Madonna's example and testimony is alive and healthier than ever.She leaves behind a legacy of passionate service to the church and infectious joy in Christ.

Carolyn McCulleypenned a tributeto Madonna on her blog.在那里,她引用麦当娜的牧师的话说,尽管她与癌症作斗争,但她在教会的每一个主要部门都服务过。In the world's eyes,Madonna had every right to be home feeling sorry for herself,but Madonna refused.She laid aside all thoughts of self and gave her life away for the glory of her Savior.约翰·派珀说,"If you live gladly to make others glad in God,your life will be hard,your risks will be high,and your joy will be full.""

麦当娜就是这么说的。She experienced hard things in this life and the risk was most certainly high,but she lived gladly to make others glad and her joy was full.

拜托,take a moment and read Carolyn's tribute to this most worthy of ladies.好好看看你自己的生活。Are you"为了让别人高兴而快乐地生活?"Where are you serving in your local church?今天,你如何能寻求与一个外在的焦点一起生活?愿麦当娜的生命激励你以你所做的一切来尊敬上帝!!

(今天没有星期五的滑稽表演……星期一回来!)

Dec二十七

审查年份二

2007 at 2:53 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw

This post by Nicole is a helpful reminder,just in 下载兴发pt首页登录time for after-Christmas cleanup…

冠状动脉母亲

这些天你会发现我在家里换尿布,picking up toys,helping Jack make pb&j's (I do the peanut butter and he does the jelly),wiping spit-up off my clothes—and,在这里,去沃尔玛买更多的尿布会让人兴奋。(小贴士:我发现白云品牌是最便宜的品牌。)

My home is a long way from the community college campus where I used to serve as a ministry intern on behalf of my church—sharing the gospel and discipling girls every day.It's a long way from the offices of Covenant Life Church where I organized women's meetings and retreats for hundreds.从匈牙利和印度到我进行短期任务旅行的地方有很长的路要走。

1581348142I love my life now,even if it doesn't always seem as"exciting"或“significant"就像我以前做的那样。Maybe that's why this thought from John Piper—from his book忍耐的根源resonated with me:

"当我写这篇序言时,我刚刚向我的人民宣讲了几条信息,在其中我恳求他们成为‘冠状动脉基督徒’,' not ‘adrenal Christians.' Not that adrenaline is bad,I said;它让我度过了许多星期天。But it lets you down on Mondays.The heart is another kind of friend.它一直很安静地服务着,through good days and bad days,快乐与悲伤,high and low,appreciated and unappreciated.It never says,‘I don't like your attitude,吹笛者I'm taking a day off.' It just keeps humbly lub-dubbing along.It endures the way adrenaline doesn't.Coronary Christians are like the heart in the causes they serve.肾上腺基督徒就像肾上腺素——一种能量的喷射,然后是疲劳。我们之所以需要…[做母亲]不是因为能量的迸发,但是那些长期忍耐的人。马拉松运动员,not sprinters.""

作为一个妻子和母亲或做任何其他长期的王国工作都需要我们coronary Christians."It requires faithfulness even when we don't see the fruit.它需要世俗的快乐,unglamorous tasks.它需要信心,上帝会保佑我们的福音激励的工作。

所以如果你累了,气馁的,或者对上帝今天召唤你的工作感到厌倦,和我一起请求上帝的恩典coronary Christian.""



Dec26

Year-In-Review

2007 at 4:00 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!按照吉尔塔尔克的传统,我们在一年中的最后一周回顾过去。Over the next few days,we'll re-post articles written by each other over the last year.我认为今年7月妈妈的这篇文章特别适合圣诞节后的一天。for holidays and milestones often provoke thoughts of the past.愿你所有的记忆都成为上帝忠诚的标志…

Thirty Years of Faithfulness


达博伊斯维尔特韦德001今天早上,I woke up thinking 兴发xf881手机版about our dear friends Robin andClara Boisvert.Thirty years ago today,他们结婚了。悲哀地,Idon't consistently remember all of my friends' anniversaries.But Irarely forget Robin and Clara's.That's because I was in labor with mysecond child during their wedding ceremony.

Thankfully,克里斯汀一直等到仪式结束后才进入这个世界。我不仅对罗宾·安克拉拉小姐的婚礼感到失望,but CJ was performing the ceremony!!

我还记得我坐在华盛顿基督教堂的后座上,D.C.as the contractions were coming with persistent regularity.They werejust far enough apart that I knew I still had 下载兴发pt首页登录time to make it throughthe wedding;但一旦CJ完成了他的职责,我们就马上去医院了。克莉丝汀是在下一个凌晨出生的。

但不仅仅是三十年前那一天的记忆,几年来,我也一直在思考上帝的信实。God has been faithful to us.他对博伊斯维特夫妇忠心耿耿。他对我们的友谊很忠诚,在过去的三十年里我们可以一起在部里服务。他对我们的孩子忠心耿耿。We each have married children who are good friendswith each other and grandchildren who go to playgroup together.

TheBible regularly exhorts us to remember,to think 兴发xf881手机版about,to ponder thefaithfulness of God (As in Psalm 103:2—"别忘了他的好处。”)你可能不记得三十年前的今天你在做什么(除非你也在分娩中)。) but you certainly can recall the events of thispast year,month or even week and find many evidences of the goodnessof God.有家人和朋友的祝福。But most of all,基督的爱是完全的,revealed on the cross 2000 yearsago.

P.S.Happy 30th Anniversary Robin and Clara!!



Dec24

Christmas Eve

2007年下午3:12,Nicole Whitacre

Christmas_story_podcast_170It's Christmas Eve,我想知道你们这些女人今天是否真的会读到这个。You are probably running around cooking and doing errands and cleaning and wrapping presents like we are.但是如果你正好是这样登记的,we want to give you a little Christmas gift (thanks to Taylor!)It'san audio recording of the Christmas story直接从圣经。Before you and your family go to bed tonight,you may want to gather ‘round and enjoy this wonderful dramatic presentation together.You will no doubt fall asleep thanking God once again for sending His Son!!

A Christmas greeting from the girltalkers coming your way tomorrow….回到厨房我去!!

Dec21

Friday Funnies

2007年8:43下午8:43,尼科尔·惠塔克 归档下Fun & Encouragement|Friday Funnies

圣诞节快到了,and the Mahaney family has already receiveda most wonderful holiday present!!

今晚我们给你留了一句Linus的话,informing Charlie Brown—and reminding all of us—what Christmas is all 兴发xf881手机版about….

See you on Monday,圣诞前夜。

Nicole (an excited Auntie)
for Auntie Kristin,Mom Momand of course,妈咪

Dec21

Surprising Mike

2007年下午4:24,珍妮尔·布拉德肖

Okay,it's 下载兴发pt首页登录time for a few details…

首先,非常感谢所有给我发电子邮件的人!Your prayers and encouragement were a huge blessing to me during my first pregnancy and delivery and this 下载兴发pt首页登录time is no different.

为了回答这个大问题,"did I really tell Mike that I was pregnant through the note on the blog?"对。But it was quite the operation,我确实得到了一些帮助。

昨天早上我送麦克去上班,拼命假装这是一个典型的早晨。Then I headed back home and put the plan into motion.I sent Nicole the letter and she formatted it for posting.我和卡利一起跳回到车里,快速地(我是说开车)回到教堂的办公室。

我们一起躲在一个走廊里,我打电话给迈克。我问他是否介意看一下我的职位,因为我觉得需要一些新的眼睛。As soon as we hung up,我打电话给妮可,告诉她把这封信寄出去,这样可以确保迈克是第一个看到这封信的人。他打电话给我说我疯了,我告诉他我和女孩在楼下等着见他。这一切都是那么的有趣和美好的回忆。

随着事态的发展,我们会随时更新您的信息。马上,如果你能在祈祷中留下我和孩子,我会很荣幸的。

Friday Funnies before the day is over…

大色2

Dec二十

圣诞快乐,Mike

2007年10:50,珍妮尔·布拉德肖

Mikey,,

So I know you have been dying to find out what your Christmas present is.And let me just say,你上周的猜测…完全错了。I've got it hidden away and you will have to wait until Tuesday for the big moment.但我没有告诉你的是,我今年实际上有两个圣诞礼物送给你。我们不能等到星期二。我知道,早点送礼物完全是作弊,但今天我想把这个送给你。I don't have any box for you to shake,so I'll give you a hint: Can you pick me up some lemons from the store on your way home?够我坚持九个月吗??

你猜对了…

圣诞快乐,Mikey,you are gonna be a daddy again!!

爱你无数!!
詹内尔

Dec十九

"The Gift of the Magi""

2007年12:25下午由Nicole Whitacre

老字号每当我读到O。Henry's"麦琪的礼物,"我哭了。I can't help it.我是一个女孩,这是一个美丽的故事。What else would you expect??

现在,多亏了《圣经》,all of us girls (and guys) can enjoya delightful dramatic readingof this holiday tale,just in 下载兴发pt首页登录time for Christmas.《圣经》后面的人们也用一些以基督为中心的评论来介绍这个故事,making this an ideal link to send the way of family and friends.作为一个短篇故事,it's only fifteen minutes long,所以我想我会再听一遍。And,of course,每次哭。下载兴发pt首页登录