Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Last Sunday we had 6 visitors at church. Four were kids- and my kids we so excited to have more kids in Sunday School. We had a great time. It was such a blessing to see new faces. Since the church here is without a Pastor, Darren has been filling the pulpit and doing a great job. Satan is fighting but God is still on the Throne.
Last night before service started Zachary ran and said theirs a squirrel in the church office. We all went to see but all we found was its stash of pecans. Darren moved the couch and saw that it was a chipmunk. We didn't think to much about it until this morning. We all came to the church with Darren and Zachary went into the bathroom in the office and came out screaming- "I found the chipmunk!!!!" We all came to see and sure enough it was in the toilet. Darren was preaching last night that Christmas can be the saddest time for some people and the suicide rate is higher-well guess we saw our first victim of unhappiness!!!! Ha!
Here are a few pictures of the kids. They are growing so fast. We have had a lot of fun trying to explain to Nathanael(only 2) about Christmas being a time to celebrate Jesus' birth. We told him that we give gifts to others to show our love for them but that it is not about the gifts. Well he came back a few minutes later and said "Jesus said he is going to give me two presents-cars & Thomas the train." Then as we were putting up decorations Makayla saw the Nativity scene and asked who all the people were. We explained that there were Wise Men that brought gifts. Well she got the story of the wise man and the foolish man mixed up with the Three wise men and pointed to one and said "Is that the foolish man?" Out of the mouth of babes.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, let us remember that although Christmas is a wonderful time of the year it cannot:
*Heal a broken heart
*Reclaim a wayward child
*Solve all problems
*Ensure everlasting happiness
Only JESUS can! Without HIM Christmas is just another day. He is not just the "reason for the season." He is God's Son, the Father's Gift of love to the world! "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
We wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Vroman Family