Monday, October 24, 2016

Bread of Life

In the history of our blog - something nutty like THOUSANDS of posts - Laura has only posted once or twice I think. She's a much better writer than me though and should do it more often... and today she wrote something online that I am commandeering and posting here - violating our rule of "always have the kids" on a post cuz it's so worth it...

See... lately - satan has been working overtime to make us feel stupid, lame, inefficient, unworthy and wasteful.

He's been whispering untruths in our ears every time we turn around - using people, places and things to try and derail us.

The good thing is that every single night for as long as I can remember - I have prayed for "wisdom and discernment" and I feel like He has given us that to see these attacks for what they are...

Here is what Laura posted:

I received this picture today from, Nebiat, our director at Brighton Academy. Communication is limited out of Ethiopia so I was excited to get lots of pics today and to talk to him on the phone.

But today this picture is exactly what I needed. It is a reminder for me that - even when feeling under attack in so many areas of my life - Jesus is the bread of life. HE is the ONLY one that can sustain me.

I will never feel full on anything earthly but His bread satisfies me like no other.

So while our students eat this amazing bread today and fill their tummies, my soul is also filled by the bread of the one who loves me beyond measure.

So much truth and wisdom written by my favorite person ever...

Get behind us satan - look at the Loaf that our bread comes from!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cruisin' The Hood

Man - nothing can help kill stress for me more than hopping on the bikes and hitting the road with my road dawg - Meron!

Usually - we just kinda mindlessly cruise through the neighborhood having conversation, laughing and soaking in some good weather...

And the joy she finds from a simple bike ride is INFECTIOUS!

Meron - you're like a boost of energy for me - thank you!

Pedal on, girl... PEDAL ON!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dapper Little Z-Dogg

This dude is a dapper little man for sure...

In cleaning out his closets today before a Goodwill run - we found some good stuff to dress up in!

When Z-Dogg gets into a costume of any sort...

He kinda loses his mind!

He's a nutty little man - no doubt...

But he even makes nutty look good!

Zechie - thanks for being the goofiest of good sports!

Stay dapper Z-Dogg... stay dapper!

Friday, October 21, 2016

She's A Swinger!

this girl right here LOVE TO SWING!

I mean - at her sisters soccer games - THIS is where you'll find her.

The Entire Time!

She absolutely loves it!

And of course it's rubbing off on her mini-me!

He just requires a pusher still...

Meron - i love that you LOVE to do this - it makes me smile to see how much joy just swinging back and forth brings ya!

Life is too short girl...

Never stop swinging!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

He's A Maniac, Maniac...

Locking rhythms to the beat of his heart, changing movement into light,
He has danced into the danger zone...

He's a maniac, maniac on the floor!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Showing Love Wherever She Goes...

I'm telling ya - between her and her older sister getting recognized for their character -

I can barely keep up!

Mebbie got recognized fr her CHARACTER the other day - and I couldn't be nay more proud of this girl!

Her teacher wrote this:

"Thank you Mebbie for ALWAYS looking for ways to help out. I know I can always count on you to be an amazing quiet leader who is always patient and kind to EVERYONE! You have an amazing heart Mebbie. Thank you for always showing love wherever you go."
I mean... COME ON!

It's one thing for us to say it - cuz we're her parents.

But when her God-given bauty and awesomeness is seen by others... i just love that kind of validation of who she is in Him!

Mebski Love... your daddy is super proud of you girl!

Our amazing quiet leader...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Family That Leaps Together...

Mommy's home...

and that's something to...