Saturday, September 20, 2008

His Gem

Caleb was given this cute outfit with scripture on it..."I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14". I checked out the website, His GEM (Spiritually Inspired Children's Clothing) and really love their stuff! Great gift ideas!

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth. Deut 11:18-21

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

3 things

3 things i want to share today

1. my hubby is preaching at first baptist this sunday (in case you do not know, our church has room to seat 2500+ and is televised)
for the past 6 years our church has something called Greek Day. we invite the USC Sororities & Fraternities to church, recognize them for their community service and serve them lunch. we have had up to 700 students before, but so far this year we have 1000 RSVP! wow! so some big prayer requests here, for Wes and for all those who attend! pray that hearts will be soft and ears will be open.

2. my dear friend brooke gave me one of the coolest birthday gifts ever! she hand-painted the letters "C-A-L-E-B" to hang up in the nursery. she painted them to match our jungle decor! it looks amazing and will be a perfect finishing touch to the nursery.

3. my son loves football. ok well he has a football made by taggies and he LOVES it-- thank you to Wade's parents- it is a hit! we did a photo shoot with it gap, eat your heart out!

Monday, September 8, 2008

the Pumpkin Spice Latte

She said, "But I really want you to. Other husbands write on their wives' blogs." So here it she lies sawing the proverbial logs next to me...a post by this loving husband about the coffee drink that brings joy to the heart.

We spent this past week on the Isle of Palms...which happens to be my favorite isle (an easy decision for me since I can only think of one other isle: the Emerald Isle...and I've never been there). On Friday as we waited for the arrival of Hannah, the unwanted guest on South Carolina's Coast, we ventured over the IOP connector to Mount Pleasant for a little shopping and stop at the bank. Because it was rainy and for other reasons I will not name (but primarily just because), I ran into the Starbucks Cafe at Barnes & Noble and what to my wondering eye should appear but...PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES on the SEASONAL MENU.

If I could actually put into words what level of joy this little concoction of steamed milk, espresso and pumpkin spice syrup brings to my life then I would be a poet of laureate quality (if that even makes sense). I nearly cried when I asked "Do you really have Pumpkin Spice Lattes" and the fine barista responded, "Yes." I said, "I'll have a VENTI, please."

Then as the first sip of PSL (as I affectionately refer to my drink of choice) rolled across my taste buds, I could not contain myself. I had to sing to express my deep joy (Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. James 5:13).

This is the beginning of season of choice: Rachel's Birthday, College Football, PSLs, the Greek Festival, my birthday, the beginning of Christmas Music, State Fair, Pumpkin Pies and Pumpkin Carving, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It never comes quick enough, nor does it stay around long enough.

So, joy will be made complete if you too, faithful reader of these Chronicles, will indulge in a Pumpkin Spice Latte from your nearest Starbucks. It is the flavor of Autumn, liquid joy, delicious on top of delicious, the finest among the fine, an ever-present help in days of drudgery...the pumpkin spice latte. Run quickly, will not disappoint!

In my next piece of bloggery, because I am a minister, I will write on the theology of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Stay tuned...and I love you wife-t.

3 months old!

well i have learned the main reason people read my blog is to see pictures of here is a slide show of him lately. they really do "grow up so fast"!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I declare Your marvelous deeds

14 But as for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.

15 My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
of your salvation all day long,
though I know not its measure.

16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD;
I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.

17 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.

Psalm 71:14-17

This just sets it all back in the right perspective.