Monday, June 13, 2011

Chloe Turns 3!

 Today Chloe turns 3!  I was going through my camera and found some great pictures of our sweet pea.  She is so comical it was hard to pick just a few!
 I think she likes ice fishing.
 She certainly helps complete our family!
 She's fun and creative and there is never a dull moment with her around!
 She likes to wear headbands around the back of her head - not on top of her head.  Here she is wearing one that Hannah gave her for her birthday.  Hannah was so nice to take a white headband and color it with a blue marker so that Chloe could have a blue one.
Our precious Chloe you have grown so much!  We love you and are so blessed to have you as our daughter.  God gave us an amazing gift in you!
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."  God has a plan for you Chloe.  Trust Him always and hold on to His promises. He will never let go of you.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Isaiah 54

I have found great comfort this week in Isaiah 54.  So I just want to share it with you...starting in verse 5

"For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.

For the Lord has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God.  For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you.  In over flowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer

This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you.  For the mountains and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.  I will make your pinnacles of agate, your gates of carbuncles, and all your walls of precious stones.  All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.  If anyone stirs up strife it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you.  Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose.  I have also created the ravager to destroy; no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgement.  This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord"

I don't need to keep telling myself these promises in order to convince myself of anything, I keep telling myself these promises in order to immerse myself in the truth.