Luke

Luke is quite the talker now.  Here are some of the latest things he’s said:

“My eyes hurt.  Something is in my eyes.”

“There’s something in my nose.”

“He hit me.”

“There are two doggies outside.”

“Two is on the floor.”  (meaning the second toy fell on the floor)

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Good Quotes

“Do all the good you can,

by all the means you can,

in all the ways you can,

in all the places you can,

at all the times you can,

to all the people you can,

as long as ever you can.”

~John Wesley

“A house is built of logs and stones,

of tiles and posts and tiers;

A home is built of loving deeds that stand a thousand years.”

A Few Good Quotes

I read the following two poems from A Woman’s High Calling by Elizabeth George:

My Kitchen Prayer

“Lord of all pots and pans and things, since I’ve not time to be

A saint by doing lovely things or watching late with Thee

Or dreaming in the dawn light or storming Heaven’s gates,

Make me a saint by getting meals and washing up the plates.

“Although I must have Martha’s hands,

I have a Mary mind,

And when I black the boots and shoes,

Thy sandals, Lord, I find.

I think of how they trod the earth each time I scrub the floor:

Accept this meditation Lord,

I haven’t time for more.

“Warm all the kitchen with Thy love, and light it with Thy peace;

Forgive me all my worrying and make my grumbling cease.

Thou who didst love to give men food, in room or by the sea,

Accept this service that I do, I do it unto Thee.”

A Little Place

“Where shall I work today, dear Lord?

And my love flowed warm and free.

He answered and said,

‘See that little place? Tend  that place for Me.’

“I answered and said, ‘Oh no, not there!

No one would ever see.

No matter how well my work was done,

Not that place for me!’

“His voice, when He spoke, was soft and kind,

He answered me tenderly,

‘Little one, search that heart of thine,

Are you working for them or ME?

Nazareth was a little place…

So was Galilee…'”

Cute Stuff

This morning as I was getting Luke ready for the day, he said, “Mommy, I eat milk and yummy cereal for breakfast.”  He then said, “I need socks and pacifier.”  Mommy quickly responded with, “You don’t need a pacifier, but yummy cereal and milk sound good.”

Words of Wisdom

I have been reading the book, A Woman’s High Calling, by Elizabeth George.  A quote I came across in her book today said, “Wisdom keeps her eye on her heart, on her homefront, and on heaven.”

She gives the following examples of life that we need to balance to be wise women:

Spiritual life — loving God first and foremost, with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind (Luke 10:27)

Family life — loving and serving those at home first (Titus 2:4-5)

Home life — taking good care of the place where our loved ones live (Titus 2:5)

Church life — discovering, developing, and using our spiritual gifts (I Corinthians 12:7)

Physical life — making sure the “vessel” — the body — is fit and able to serve the Lord and others (I Corinthians 9:27)

Social life — fitting in time for friends and neighbors (Proverbs 18:24; Luke 10:27)

Financial life– being a wise steward of what God has given us (Matthew 25:21)

Mental life — using our mind to grow and to glorify God (Romans 15:4 and Psalm 19:14)

A Few Quotes

I wish I had blogged sooner — before I forgot so many of the recent cute and funny things the boys have said.  So that I don’t forget more, here are a few more quotes:

Luke: “Elbow hurts.”

Luke in response to walking outside and seeing that it was raining: “Umbrella.”  He then found the umbrella in the van and insisted on carrying it.

 

More Funnies…

Here are few things the boys said recently:

Will: “Sometimes, people cry because they are so happy to go to the beach.”  (This was said as we were heading to the beach.)

Will: “Why is everyone itchy?”  Jonathan: “Everyone isn’t itchy.  Are you itchy?”  Will: “Yes.”

Amy: “Drew, why did you keep running (at the beach)?”  Drew: “Because I need to get my exercise.”

Will: (as he was playing with his toy cows) “We have ‘ud-der’ cows.”  This was his exact pronunciation for other, sounded funny within the context of what he was saying.

Cute Quotables & More…

I haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like because we have been too busy.  It’s hard to keep up with everything!  Yesterday, the kids and I spent a day at a water park with friends.  It was great fun!  We left at 8:30 a.m. and returned at 3:30 p.m.  I loved having a day to relax with the guys in a not too stressful environment.  Plus, the water was very refreshing and so much fun!  I had fun running through the water with our boys.  After our day, Will told daddy that he had fun playing in the “watermelon.”  He also kept singing “Deep & Wide,” but instead of singing, “There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide,” he insists on singing, “There’s a mountain flowing deep and wide.”  We have corrected him numerous times, but he thinks he knows best.

This morning, Will said, “We like our baby.”  The boys were having fun playing with Luke.  Now that Luke is crawling, the boys are interacting more with him.  He’s a fun “toy” to them.

The other day, Jonathan shared his lunch cookies with the boys.  Jonathan said, “That’s a big cookie.”  Will ate a bite and then said, “Now, it’s a little, tiny cookie.”

Yesterday as I was trying to get the boys out the door on time for the park, I told Will to climb into his car seat and to put his shoulder straps on.  Will said, “Mommy, I am frustrated with you.”  (He didn’t like me telling him to hurry.)  You never know what they are going to come up with.

Recents…

Here are a few more recent quotes from the boys:

Will: “Drew, do you want to go to Heaven and hold Jesus’ hand?”

Will: “It makes Mommy, Daddy, and Jesus happy when you obey, Drew.”

Drew: “I don’t think so!”

Will: “I want to hold Drew.” (after Drew hurt himself)