Because He Lives

My boys asked me today who wrote the song "Because He Lives".  I told them it was an old hymn, but then looked it up.  Turns out it was written by the Gaither's in the early 70's.  Shame on this good ol' Baptist-grown girl for not knowing that!  LOL  (And for the record, it's not old... it's just a couple years older then me. *grin*)

The following video is an interview done with Bill and Gloria about the song "Because He Lives", and after listening I felt I had to post.  

Many people think we are crazy for continuing to bring kids into this fallen world.  Here is the reason we can, without fear!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives.
But greater still the calm assurance,
This child can face uncertain days because He lives.

God has promised to provide. He gives us the freedom to live without fear. He LOVES us.  He holds the future, and that truly does make life worth living!


Awesome Sling Give-Away!

I'm not, but if you go here you can enter to win an awesome sling.  And, if you go here you can see the great slings in action.  I actually made myself a sling like this and have used it several times with Shi.  I love it because it's easy to use for an infant, and also for a "hip-sitter".

I'll try to get another blog in this weekend.  I don't know if we'll be home, or up in Pillager.  It's Fathers Day (for those who have bad memories -- like me!!) so we'd like to spend some time with our dads.

Oh, and Candace?  I'm not feeling a whole lot better :(  Throwing up, dry-heaves, and just plain nausea are a regular part of my days.  But, I've been able to sleep a lot, and Tim has picked up so much of the slack around here.  I'm sure it's frustrating for him, but he's been awesome.  I love that guy!!


My Ant Died

Now, before you get all worried and sad, that wasn't a misprint...  LOL  Levi has a great fascination with ants.  The small annoying ones.  The ones that love the crumbs that have fallen on my desk.  So far, it's not an infestation, but every once in a while one pops up.  Levi has me catch them and put them in his hand.  Then he watches them run around until he loses them, or accidentally squishes them.  He looked at me after he lost the last one and said, "Mom, yo' an' die."

Okay, and on another note, it suddenly got dark and the wind is really whipping here!  Think I'll head off to check the weather report.