Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Potty Language

"Halley, sit on the potty. "

" Sit down."

" Bri, obey Mommy."

"I want you to sit down."

"Halley, Halley, Halley use the potty...potty, potty (singing)."

"Sit your heineken down."

These are just some of the phrases that I have been repeating over and over again! Halley has shown lots of signs of readiness for potty training, so I started training her. What a job. It can be joyous, cute, frustrating, irritating...a real test of patience. She did well yesterday, but not so good today! But this is a process, right. One of the things that is so difficult about training her is that she is so BUSY!! Who knew that there were one hundred and one things to do in the bathroom...even with locked cabinets. I'm telling you, she is into EVERYTHING!! I especially love it when she stands up and claps and gives herself praise, even though she has not put anything in the potty. What a cutie. She loves to be praised...just like her father!!! Today I spent time praying for this time in her life. I prayed for patience for myself and that she would pick up this skill soon. This sounds insignificant, but I do believe that the Lord is concerned about all the things that concern me. If you remember, please pray for us.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In the Quiet Place

And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel. -Judges 2:10

What a tragedy!!! After all that the Lord had done for the Israelites and shown them, they did not tell the next generation about Him. My prayer is that it may never be said that the future generations did not know the Lord because I refused to make Him known. God commanded the Israelites to teach His word to their children.

"Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. " Deut. 6:4-9

Because the Israelites did not tell their children about the Lord, their children did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. They were led astray by the Canannites and began to intermarry with them and worship their gods. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways. I see that i can be like that, as well. I am stubborn in some areas and unwilling to turn. Lord, help me to turn to you. May I seek you with all my heart. Help me to know that their is joy in obeying you and following your ways.