Saturday, January 24, 2009

Winding Down

Did you know that the average blog lasts just 18 months?

Cookbooks & Commentaries is likely to hold true to that statistic. Before we wrap things up on our seminary blog, we want to give you all a few updates on our church search process...

As it stands right now, we are well down the road in a "courtship" with a church, as our friend Tim D. calls it. Ken has interviewed with them, we have researched the church and they have researched us. From all we know of the church, we are very like-minded. Examining the church's documents, I exclaimed, "Ken! You could have written this yourself!" The documents were just that clearly aligned with Ken's heart for ministry.

Our thoughts and prayers, our hearts, are definitely being draw to this church. We still have a couple more steps in the process, though, to confirm finally if this is the place God would have us. Please pray for us, if you would, that we would have our eyes wide open, that we would catch any details that we may have missed, that we would be able to discern God's will and that we would be sensitive to His leading. And, finally, pray that we would follow the Lord's leading unhesitantly, in faith that He works all things for the good of those who love Him, who are called by His name.

You can expect some more updates over the coming weeks!


Friday, January 16, 2009

A New Convert?

It is -1 today! At breakfast, Calvin asked what temperature it needed to be to be warm. Kim said, at least 50. At that Calvin replied, "We need to go down, down, down south!"

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Things They Say

I was ready to move on with the day, but Calvin was still nibbling at the last few Cheerios in his bowl. "Are you finished with your breakfast?" I asked.

After ignoring my question three times, he said, "What's that called, Mommy?"

Now, I've been trying to train Calvin to say something just once to me, wait for my reply, remember my response, and then not ask the same thing again. I've explained to him how irritating it is to be asked the same questions repeatedly. I was about to find out that he has in fact been listening...

"What's what called?" I replied.

"What's it called when you say the same thing over and over?" Calvin said.

Sensing a trap coming on, I hesitantly said, "Do you mean...obnoxious?"

"Yes! Mommy, you are being a-noshious, askin' me that again and again!"


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Breaking The Silence

I'm breaking the blog silence with some Christmas pictures! These are in no particular order, and only show a handful of the many memories we made during our surprise visit to Minnesota.

With four of the five Gregerson siblings married, we are now a group of nine. I loved being all together on Christmas Day. Lots of noise, fun, and laughter ~

Calvin-turned-Mr. Incredible ~

Chloe Jo, one of my adorable nieces ~

A mass of knit stockings, stuffed full with 3M treasures ~

Some time with friends ~

A private Christmas concert (the musicians were exceedingly handsome!) ~

That's just a jumble of a few precious moments. And that shows nothing of all the wonderful time spent with grandparents, and with our friends Bob and Dottie, and sledding, and wrestling with uncles, and all the other Mr. Incredible poses, and my other adorable niece, and my sweet nephew....and a loooooooong trip home to Kentucky.