Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
“Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
“At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
“But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.
“His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’
“But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.
“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
Friday, February 18, 2011
I challenged my sister to basketball and she whooped me.
Wednesday night after church we got the kids ready for bed and I rocked Jackson in his old glider that currently sits in our guest room. He let me give him lots of smooches and I told him all about (well, the kid version of) the day he was born. He grinned the whole time.
Jackson picked out Transformers plates and such for his birthday party at Bibby and Pappaw's house.
We asked my dad to do a fish fry and he did it up right! So darn good. That's mac and cheese in the middle. *Moment of silence*
My dad fell asleep, which is not unusual. I'd give him a hard time about it but he was my hero with that amazing dinner and he had driven home from the ranch at 5:30 AM. Also, I found out that asking for fresh fish in February is kind of a tall order. Thanks again, Daddy! You were the birthday hero.
This cake was meant for AB's birthday, but when we had the Blizzard That Never Was on her birthday week and the bakery had no power due to rolling blackouts, we saved the order for Jackson's birthday. I had them leave the pink polka dots off and it wasn't nearly as cute. But it tasted great.
Annabeth was hiding from me. In the egg chair. With the balloons.
It's been a really big month. The Jones Children Birthday (with Valentine's sandwiched between) Extravaganza was great fun and now I need a nap. Or three. Or five, since I also celebrated five years of motherhood. Let's see if I can talk Curtis into that.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Friday, February 04, 2011
It has been an eventful day. We were supposed to wake up to snow covering the ground, but instead there was only ice. What a huge bummer! I cannot accurately describe what a big deal this winter storm has been in our city. We've been hearing about it non-stop all week. I totally bought into the hysteria while my husband remained doubtful. I will never hear the end of it!
Curtis was supposed to catch a flight to Arkansas today, so he drove an hour across town to Hobby Airport only to find his flight wasn't going to make it. At least he got to eat at Papasito's in the airport. A few hours later he made it back home safe and sound. I was filled with fear and dread all morning (the newspaper said there were 100 accidents in 4 hours), but I'm grateful to God for keeping him safe on the road. I hate that he didn't make it to the Disciple Now he was speaking out. As it turns out, the event was cancelled due to bad weather in Jonesboro and they are going to reschedule it.
Whether you're snowed in or free to move about your town, I hope you have a great weekend with your people.