Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Family Time

Although the past two weeks have seen my Dad's Homegoing and about 30 inches of snow in three separate storms, we've had some wonderful family time...

We don't usually watch a lot of movies, but in the past two weeks we've watched seven. M & L even stayed downstairs and didn't interrupt while Hubby and I watched "Letters to Juliet". Hubby was even patient because it was definitely a chick flick.

We've had lots of cuddles in front of the fire, worked on a puzzle together and shared the Super Bowl with neighbors. M & L have learned the fine art of snow removal and have accompanied Hubby on a couple different rounds of shoveling for neighbors, relatives, the church and strangers.

We enjoyed four days with my sister's best friend and got reacquainted with three cousins. I hadn't seen them (the cousins) in about 30 years. We have plans for a cookout this summer and want to do better about being family. After all, they live less than an hour away. A beautiful gift arrived in the mail today too. I had asked my Dad's youngest sister to write down some things about my grandparents since I didn't know them well. I was thinking she'd send something on facebook, but today I got a two page hand written letter. Truly precious and priceless.

We'll even enjoy more family this weekend as we join Hubby's family in Texas. On Tuesday we'll get back to the real world of work, cooking, sports schedules and church activities. The family time has been a gift though.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so impressed that you managed to get Devon to watch Letter's to Juliet with you! I'm pretty sure Earl would rather stick a fork in his eye than watch any kind of chick flick :). Great picture!


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