Monday, June 29, 2009

Growing Stage

Our garden is looking pretty good.  The corn, zucchini, and green beans are thriving.  Only two tomato plants have survived (from seeds); we added one more tomato plant (not from seeds) so now we have 3.  We were disappointed when we discovered that deer had eaten our green grape tomatoes.  My husband then put up a wire fence around our garden to protect it.  We also see 4 cucumber plants and a few pepper plants.  We’ve recently added a Thai Dragon Pepper plant which is doing quite well (we can’t wait to try it :) ).  We are looking forward to the "harvest stage" :) .  On a sad note, we have not seen any watermelon that we planted (seeds).  This past weekend, we dumped out all the leftover seeds (watermelons, green beans, zucchini) here and there (outside our garden area)…they will most likely not grow…but you never know, right? :)
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be glory both now and forever!  Amen." 2 Peter 3:18
"Learn and grow all you can; serve and befriend all you can; enrich and inspire all you can." William Arthur Ward

P.S. This post is part of a gardening challenge hosted by Kathy Brodock at Teaching Good Things.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

World's Best Dad = My Husband :)!

 The Conservative Homeschooler is hosting the World’s Best Dad contest from June 19th to June 24th.

Why do I think my husband is the world’s best dad (my children think so, too)?

"He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge." Proverbs 14:26   My husband always puts God first and family second.  My husband is our hero of faith and integrity!  His love for God is real.  His desire to please and honor God is real.  His passion to reach the lost for God’s kingdom is real.  His personal relationship with Jesus is real.  His reverence for our Holy God is real.  His obedience to God is real.  His pursuit of memorizing, studying, and understanding God’s Word is real.   His zeal for Godliness is real.  His compassion for others is real.  He breathes and lives what he preaches (he’s not a preacher by profession, but he loves to talk about God and the Bible).  "But as for me, it is good to be near God.  I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all Your deeds." Psalm 73:28–That’s my hubby. 

In addition to being a superb daddy, my husband is a prayer warrior, a cheerful giver, a humble servant of Christ, a loving & faithful husband, a Godly leader, a hard-working provider, a strong & capable protector, a kind & trustworthy gentleman, and an extremely honest man.  He has instilled in our children the love for God & His Word and the passion for the Great Commission.  He is the definition of a "family man."  He enjoys spending time with our children and me.  He is such a joy to be around.  He has a great sense of humor.  He is also the most giving/generous man I’ve ever known.  He has a servant’s heart, always ready to lend a hand.  He helps teach math and piano in our homeschool.  He is also a handy man who seems to be able to fix almost anything.  He is our Bible teacher and worship leader during our family devotions time.  Our children love to play with Daddy and learn from Daddy.  Besides Jesus, my husband is the best role model our children could ever have.

"The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him." Proverbs 20:7

Happy Father’s Day to my beloved husband, the best…the coolest… the greatest daddy in the world (to us)!!!!!!!  He is truly a man after God’s own heart and his (our) children are exceedingly blessed.  I wish I had a dad like him :) .