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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today I am wishing my niece, Alexa, a very happy 9th birthday. I'll never forget the day she was born. Kyle and I were in college and had been to a Lynard Skynard(how ever you spell it) concert and were up very late. Molly called very early the next morning! Alexa is the one on the right. Happy bday!

Other birthdays to announce are from a fellow blogger. The chick off of The Amthor blog (we are related!) had two baby boys today. Heath and Hunter and they were both a little more than 5lbs. each. Lots of baby stuffed into that belly. They were 34 weeks, but seem to be doing well. Congrats!
I snuck off to WalMart tonight and got the rest of my stocking stuffers. Finley ran fever all day and missed her gymnastics class-we were bummed. She kept saying, "we go to nastics today." I was so sad to tell her no. Campbell slept 2 1/2 hours today, yipeeee! She was a tired girl.
Thanks to the wonderful woman at the Bring the Rain blog, I have decided to follow her in memorizing Psalm 139. I just want to do it. She is planning on having it done by January 1st. She is absolutely the most refreshing, faithful Christian woman I have ever seen. Go to her blog - she really makes you feel like you are a child of God.
Psalm 139 (NIV)
1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me 2You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5You hem me in-behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," 12even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! 20They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you? 22I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I comend you on learning that Psalm. Oh, yeah thanks for showing the pinwheel cookies. I did them and they were alot of fun. Merry Christmas to the Smart Family!