Thursday, April 19, 2007

Countdown....

"If anyone lacks wisdom, let Him ask of God who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." James 1:5

So baby Archer is 2.5 weeks away, and this verse has been a comfort to me thinking about how babies don't really come with instructions, but the Lord gives wisdom to those who ask for it, in every situation....but we just must ask! I've been reading through the book of Proverbs, and there are so many verses that apply to this giant responsiblity that lies ahead of us...I think the whole book is underlined! Its been such a sobering thought thinking about how we are going to be parents, and the responsiblity of raising such a little one in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Yikes. That's alot of hard work and preparation, but I am so excited for the challenge. My ministry will be changing in the next few weeks from my primary focus being ministering to Clint and the church, to now mainly ministering to Clint and baby...which will be a gigantic adjustment, but I am looking forward to the new challenges because the Lord always uses those to stretch us and mold us more into His image (that is if we respond appropriately!)
Last week for Easter Clint bought me a Lindt chocolate bunny (Lindt chocolate is supposedly the best in the world ....from Switzerland) except he hid it throughout the house (it kept moving) and wherever it was it "laid an egg" (one of those cadbury eggs). Since we live in the church's house, its gigantic, so finding the bunny wasn't easy. I found eggs all over the house, but never the bunny! BUT I finally found it on Easter, it was so good (yum!) pure chocolate.
This is Clint playing cards with some of the Cornerstone group after Bible study last week. Since it was school holidays I think we've gotten together with the Cornerstone group almost every other night. Clints been teaching through different issues at Cornerstone, and last weeks was particularily good on how to balance fearing man, but at the same time be above reproach. Also the section in Colossians he's been preaching through has just been so great, super practical stuff on the Christian life. Its been awesome to see the changes in our own lives in our home, as well as the conversations of people in our congregation.
If you can remember to pray for us....just pray in particular for the member's in our congregation's health. Alot of people have recently had cancer battles, and are in and out of hospital. The pastor's wife at our church plant is in the hospital with extreme vomiting, and they have no idea what's wrong with her!
The nursery is finally done! I will post photos next time! :)

2 comments:

HaysHitzeroth said...

I totally know what you mean about the responsability coming up! it's so exciting that you're so close to having the baby :) Technically he could come anytime and not be 'premature'. hee hee. so exciting :)

Liz said...

Kim I got a Lindt chocolate easter bunny too!! but mine didn't lay eggs. maybe I should have asked for a refund. :p
I'm praying for you. When I come over I'll be available for anything you need. I can be your free nanny service (I'm also quite skilled at cleaning and laundry, especially now that I know how your washing machine works).