May 22, 2007

Found in a Notebook

A few pages excerpted from a notebook Brookelynn's been jotting in recently.

Could easily be gracing the gallery-white walls in the Wichita Art Museum...

It's always good to know your strengths...

May 16, 2007

Just Me & My Dad

Today is big brother Ezra day.

The little guy (big brother) is still trying to reconcile how much "my baby" (Ezzies coined name for Jobe) will cramp his style. So today, daddy and big brother ezra are hanging out.

First stop...Wal-Mart. Always a good time for daddy's and big bro's. find a first-class and super-fun big-brother toy.

What's next? To be continued...

Lunch at the golden arches with the grandparents. Then, off to pick up a part for grandpa's sprayer. Now...a quick nap - so we're not cranky for the rest of big brother ezra day....

After some crafts and a little scribble art it was time for some end-of-day reading. We chose one of our favorite pigeon books from one of our most fun authors, Mo Willems.

...Just me and my dad.

May 12, 2007

One More Makes ... Quatro

Jobe Abraham Entz : May 11 : 2007 : 07:32

The gang of four

A little shut-eye

Littlest "big" brother not so sure

May 08, 2007

Think Like Christ

Your attitude should be the same as Christ... - Philippians 2:5
Have you noticed that when you strive to have the same attitude of Christ everthing turns into a problem?

Christ's attitude is self-sacrificing, humble...putting others before ourselves. Our attitude, despite best intentions, tends to border on the proud and selfish nature. It seems that when we try to put on the attitude of Christ that we start having problems -- a struggle begins within us.

For instance, it's picture day at school and the one shirt you "had" to wear is piled in the laundry because Mom didn't do wash; you find out at breakfast that someone munched down the last of the toasties and oats even though they knew you liked them best; and now it's getting late and you need to spike your hair but your sister's hogging the bathroom...

Suddenly, it's a problem.

And there's this spiritual tug-a-war raging through different situations all day long where you have to choose whether you will have the attitude of Christ or not.

We need to prepare our minds FOR the problem, like Joshua, "for me an my house we will serve the Lord..." BEFORE the problem.

Now instead of everything being a know the solution. If we're prepared and have already put on the attitude of Christ, when a situation arises it will be much easier to honor God by demonstrating an attitude of Christ.

So, you thank mom for all she does, cheer that someone else could also enjoy your toasties and even tell big sis how nice she looks.

No problem.

Weird Cousins

I have a very weird cousin. Her name is Adrianna. I am weird too. We like people to take pictures of us being weird. Every time we have to take a nice picture when we are together we ask if we can take a funny picture. They always say yes. Here we are at Disney World. Being weird, of course.
- Brookelynn

May 07, 2007

Envelope Monster

< This is Jake
(not normally in a tux)

This is Jake's monster >
(not to scale)

Jake got a new notebook and decided to start creating monsters. Not your average monsters...but, perhaps, your every day monsters. Monsters inspired by normal, every day ... things. Things like trees, books and, of course, envelopes (as shown).

It's sort of become Jake's own "daily monster." In the coming weeks, Jake will post -- with commentary, of course -- concepts of his every day monsters.

Word Food

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceeds out of the mouth of God. - Matthew 4:4

One of my favorite scriptures from one of my favorite passages. So...What makes God's word, good food?

God's word gives us a taste of God; because God's word reveals God. In fact, God's word IS God. God wants us to consume His word. To be nurtured by His word. To live off His word.

God's word feeds our souls. It purifies our souls. Most importantly, it saves our souls. God's word comforts, convicts and converts. God's word is living. God's word is active. But God's word will never fade away.

It's no wonder God has exalted above all things His name and His word (Psalm 138:2). Both are perfect, because both are one.

God loves His word. How can we do any less?