For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:14-17

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Today is my Dad's 80th birthday...we managed to pull off a big surprise by having 4 of my sisters from out of state (2 of us live nearby) show up for lunch today...he had no idea! We had a great lunch and talked about how having 6 of 8 kids (considering how spread out we all are) together for his birthday is quite an accomplishment. Then my brother was able to surprise the girls (Mom was the only one in on that one!) by coming up for dinner.  We aren't able to see each other often, so we really enjoy it when we do. Mom and Dad are enjoying having a houseful of people.  We're loud and crazy...but have a good time together!  We're proof that LOVE makes a family and for that I am very thankful!