John Piper asked ‘Voice’ to give a rap number in his church. Makes me admire this man of God even more because he hopes it will open a huge door to minister to not just to him, not just to people who might relate to Curtis, but to those who might not even think they could relate to this genre. God’s praise for Himself is unstoppable. If you try, get out of the way; God’s praise for Himself is unstoppable.
Emma, yesterday after choir practice, you came up to me and reported that you had learned a new memory verse which you just commited to memory. I’m so proud of you, so that night, we taught it to Zienne and added it to the list of memory verses we recite each night. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
Has the dispensation of grace solely become based upon the conditions that make us comfortable? Grace is not meant to be theoretical. It infringes in our comfortable boundaries and challenges us to make an active step.
Elleonai mastered getting to sitting position from her belly.
I was reading an article online and this line was incredibly poignant, saturated with truth that resonates in all of us, although most of us fail to dissect it within our own worth and purpose. YONNIE CHENG
Elle is nearing her 6th month so I should jot down some notes on her first year at 5 months. This month, a second tooth finally made its appearance and joined your right bottom tooth. This has made you the fuss monster on some occasions, chewing wildly on fingers, stuffed animals, chew toys, fruits illegally given to you, and so forth. It’s also made you have such an aversion to your bottle, so much so that we fight you to take milk from the bottle. You prefer to nurse but there are times I’m not around, so you’re forced to drink from the alternative. Since drinking has become somewhat of a challenge, we started you on solids this month, which you take very well. You can consume good amounts of rice cereal, and although veggies aren’t your favorite yet, you tolerate them. Also, with the help of veteran moms (and your naughty father), I’ve seen you try to suck on fruits, ice cream cones, and breads. You’ve also learned how to sit independently, sitting for many minutes at a time until you fall or get into crawl position since you try to lunge at something or by Icarus manner, try […]
This morning, during breakfast, as I was having a conversation w/Emma about slavery in history and the cost of freedom, she asked, “wow. Really? Mamam, were you alive in the 1800s?” The conversation was spurred from last night’s school timeline project. Emma had to research an African American who has greatly impacted our nation. She chose someone from history, so I suggested Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of her People”. At first, it would have been nice to have chosen someone from the science or entertainment field but there’s something deep within the pages of history. I wanted her to know more about the Underground Railroad and ways the slaves used to escape and why they escaped. That’s really the crux of the matter isn’t it? Freedom. The cost of freedom. I want her to realize that freedom isn’t everywhere. Even in the 2000s, people are still in metaphoric shackles struggling to be free.