Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ok, I have to admit, I have done a wretched job of blogging lately! To that, I am sorry but I must say that it is likely to happen again. But for now, I will give you a little update on us and a funny story about Emily.

First of all, we are settled into our new home in Round Rock. We absolutely love it. Its wonderful to have a Super Target 5 minutes one way and the Round Rock outlets five minutes the other way. Needless to say, not something that Kingsland has ever boasted! The best part is, we are actually within 20 minutes of our church now. For the past 7 years, we have lived over an hour away from our beloved church but that is no longer the case. Praise the Lord! I have been able to spend time with the ladies from our church on a regular basis now, and we have a weekly date @ Chick-fil-a's family night with some other families from our church. It's been absolutely wonderful!

Right now, I am in the great town of Brownwood (actually Early) visiting my parents because Cliff is in Atlanta, Georgia for the next week and a half. He's going through some training at the Chick-fil-a home office right now. When he gets back, he will be working at the West Lake store for 2 more weeks then on August 1st, he will take over as interim operator at the Chick-fil-a in Lakeline Mall! We are so thrilled and thankful that the Lord has given us this opportunity! Please go see Cliff if you are ever @ that mall, I know he will be excited to see you! That's the bulk of what is going on with us, so now I will tell you the funny story about Emily!

Every night, when we put the kids to bed, we say the same prayer every night! We thank God for everyone in our family & then pray that the Lord would be pleased to give Emily & Aaron a new heart that would love Jesus more than anything. That night, Emily asked me if the Lord had given her a new heart yet. So, I asked her if she loved Jesus more than anything else in the whole world. Of course she said yes because kids really can't grasp the concept of loving someone more than all other things. So, I knew I had to be creative. I thought for a minute to myself, and was suddenly inspired. So I then asked Emily, "Emily, do you love Jesus more than your doll house or all your High School Musical dolls?" She looked up at the ceiling and thought for a second, then looked me squarely in the eye, sighed and said, "No" very matter-of-factly and with complete honesty. So, there's our answer isn't it! So, I very gently said, "Well, thats how we know that Jesus has given us a new heart, when we love him more than we love all our toys, friends, family, and anything else in this world. So, we'll just keep praying that Jesus will give you that heart that loves him more than High School Musical!" I kissed her, tucked her in then ran downstairs to tell Cliff the story! We had a good laugh but then prayed the same prayer we do every night, that the Lord would be pleased to save our kids!

1 comment:

mindy said...

I love you guys! I loved that story, and I pray that I will be just as diligent to pray for the souls that do not worship their Maker! May the Lord find it pleasing to save your children!

Perhaps, I should make a trip to Austin very soon! It is on my list of where to go next.