Well, we went to the doctor this morning, took some pictures of the baby and were able to find out that #3 will be a GIRL!
We are praising God for this precious gift.
An interesting graphic follows.
[Via: Weight Loss Blog]
Meg and I spent yesterday at the doctor’s office and this is the first picture we got of baby #3, tentatively due on February 22nd. We are excited, overwhelmed and experiencing all kinds of marveling at how God has again granted us conception. Please be praying for Meg as she hasn’t been feeling too hot (typical 1st trimester stuff) and for the health of the baby as he/she develops. We were already able to get that heartbeat, a healthy 168 bpm. At any rate, I knew some of you would be interested in the pic.
I found these three from Justin Buzzard:
God has given you a life and he wants you to steward it well. This involves choices. How will you best steward the gifting, personality, resources, and opportunities God has given you?
Most of us reading this know we need to make some changes in order to best invest (instead of bury) the “talents” God has given us. But we often don’t know how to discern what changes to make. I think we often make this process too complicated. Here’s one simple way of diagnosing how you’re stewarding the life God has given you. Ask yourself these 3 questions. And ask a few people who love you to give you their input on these questions.
1. What is the one thing you are now doing that you think you should continue doing? (This should target towards your greatest strength)
2. What is the one thing you are now doing that you think you should stop doing? (This should target towards your greatest liability/time waster/sin/way of harming others/etc.)
3. What is one thing you are not now doing that you think you should start doing? (This should target toward your greatest opportunity/untapped potential/a big new risk)
The other questions were from a seminar entitled Watch Your Planning by Mike Bullmore:
Is there something I have a godly desire for in my life?
Is there something God’s been stirring me to address or change?
Are there some things in my life that are not the way I’d like them to be? (these are at the 1:02:15 mark)
Ask these questions, then, and see where God might lead you.
Well, we had a full morning, having to be at the hospital by 5:30 (yes, that’s AM). But the procedure was effective. Andrew handled the anesthetic well and we got home around 11AM. We are praising God for a good morning and above all for glorifying Himself in our lives as we’ve sought to be patient and humble parents. We continue to need your prayers to be patient with him in the recovery. But again, we are praising God that everything went well this AM. Thanks to all who prayed, those who brought us coffee this AM, and those who have called. We feel loved and grateful to God to be a part of such a wonderful body of believers, as well as being blessed with friends in other places.
…who has an outpatient surgery scheduled for tomorrow (Wed, 7/7) morning. Meg and I want to be able to impart to him a solid trust in a loving Heavenly Father as well as the love and nurturing his recovery will need. Thanks.
So, I’m back from vacation, fairly rested and ready to return to work. Have had a full day. A new telephone system was put in place at work (our old one was struck by lightning and inoperable). We also had a boiler inspection at 11AM. Painting was happening. Internet was out and fixed around 2:30. I’ve proctored a test for someone, got a crown put in on a tooth and have an adjustment with my chiropractor shortly.
On top of all this (and the obvious reason for the picture) is that we found out today Meghan is pregnant with child #3. We’ll see what we can find out in the coming days about specifics. But, for now, we are full with praise to God for again giving us conception (see Ruth 4:13 for proof that God is the One ultimately behind this).
After yesterday’s AM service, we left for vacation. So…posts may be sporadic. We traveled yesterday to Springfield, MO and will be in Branson for a bit, then STL, then to my Mom’s for the weekend. Pray that God would give me a servant’s heart toward my family and give physical rest and refreshment of spirit.
If you’ve been following my weekend, today is the day my wife returns from Florida. Although the night included Andrew waking up at 1:30AM claiming “something was in his room,” the night was pretty uneventful. Woke up to both boys ready to play at 6:55AM. During breakfast, I broke a tooth. Strange for me…I’ve never had teeth issues. But, for whatever reason, that bread seemed too big for my tooth to overcome. That was trial #1. It’s been crazy. I’m ready for Meg to be home and know that God wants to continue sanctifying me, exposing my heart’s weakness in this crazy day.
Got time this morning to do reading, (read Spurgeon on Colossians 3:1-2), listening (Chandler’s latest sermon as well as an excellent sermon from JR Vassar on what the church is to be and do), and cleaning (flooded the kitchen with laundry water). But, looking forward to heading to Wichita around 4 to get my babe.