Thursday, February 18, 2010

Water Discussion?

God's Kindness

Today at lunch I had to deal with a bad attitude with one of the kids. The child was upset at the color cup they were given. We are often quoting Phillipians 2:14 "Do all things without complaining or arguing." Today I followed it up with the "put on" principle and we talked about Ephesians 5:20, "always giving thanks to the the Father in everything". We talked about how thankful we were for clean water and a clean cup mentioning how kind it was of God to provide us those things. I then mentioned there were some kids who didn't have clean water and had to drink out of dirty puddles. This prompted many questions: What if the puddle had dirt it in it? Would they get sick from drinking the water? Would they die?

But then one child asked a question that made me really think before I answered. "Is God not kind to those kids who have to drink out of puddles"? Um, no God is always kind. He never stops being kind. But we can have a part in showing his kindness by helping provide those kids with clean water. We can save our money to help build wells so that those kids can have clean water.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Just Looking

Watching All the Fun Go By

Poor Zachary stands on the balcony watching the kids play outside. It's not going to be too much longer before he starts complaining that he can't go out and play too, but for now he's content watching the fun go by.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friends and Precious Moments

A Boy and His Brother

When Zach was born Elias was very excited to have a brother. And now that he's crawling thier relationship has grown even more. Elias loves playing with him and just hanging out. I don't think a day goes by where Elias doesn't feed Zach at least one bottle. It's been such a joy seeing thier relationship blossom even at such a young age. Zach is certainly becoming a mama's boy, but Elias doesn't rank far behind.

Even when the whole family gathers for an episode of Little House on the Prarie the boys are still close by to each other.

Whether reading a story, playing etch-a-sketch, or just cuddling while finishing a bottle the boys have definitely created a special bond.

And it's not going to be too long until I have to put a stop to the splashing so that my bathroom doesn't flood.