Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I know Christmas is over.  
But I didn't get to post about some Christmas songs 
I have been thinking about.
This year I have enjoyed so many of the
"new" Christmas songs.

"How Many Kings?"

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we've projected,
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother's shawl -
Just a child -
Is this who we've waited for? 'cause...

How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe.
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we've waited for?

All for me...
All for you...

The words that are such a blessing to me are,

"How many kings step down from their thrones?"
"How many fathers gave up their sons for me?"

As I think on these words .... I think of the amazing, awesome


the Father has for me.  

He, as a King, stepped down from His throne and came to earth  .... for me.

and the Father

gave up His Son ... for me.

You can listen to this song here.
Enjoy it and think about the great love,
the great sacrifice and the great redemption that started in
Bethlehem and was completed at the cross.


This little lady turned a whopping 5 years old

on December 14th.

She had a BEAUTIFUL snowflake cake.

Complete with snowflake rings

for all of her cousins!

We celebrated together and her choice

for the meal was

home made sub sandwiches ....

and boy were they good!!!

Here she is with her mom ... so happy about all those candles to light!

And here is the  whole family.

Jalon, Katie, Sydney, Cody & Briann!

Sydney loves all things "girlie" and I hope she ALWAYS will.

My prayer for her is that she would come to know and trust

the LORD Jesus as her Savior and that she would desire

to obey, honor and serve Him with all of her life.

Mark 12:30

"And you shall love the Lord your God 

with all your heart 

and with all your soul 

and with all your mind 

and with all your strength.’

                                                 I sure do love you ~~~~~

  Sydney Elisabeth

with all my heart ~~~