Monday, October 14, 2013

Focus on Missions, 4-9

For the introduction to this series, click here.
Here are this week's Focus on Missions 5-minute segments from the internet radio station KNVBC.  I hope that you will consider using some of these in your personal devotions, family devotions, or even in your weekly ladies' prayer meeting.

October 4, 2013 - What is Biblical missions? part 2

October 7, 2013 - Missionary Letter: Dr. Mike Patterson (Mexico)

October 8, 2013 - Missionary Interview: Dan Morris (Mexico), part 1

October 9, 2013 - Missionary Interview: Dan Morris (Mexico), part 2

October 10, 2013 - David Brainerd (American Indians)

October 11, 2013 - Missionary Letter: Dr. Rick Martin (Philippines)

Thanks for listening!

Friday, October 11, 2013

30 weeks

I really, really don't like sharing pictures of myself!  However, I realize that these pregnancy pictures are not actually of me... they are of a growing little miracle inside of me.  So, you are seeing... not me.... but my sweet baby girl growing.
My photographer is an 11-year old big brother, so while the fence may not look straight in these comparison pictures, I appreciate his patience with me.  I am sure there are other things he would rather be doing than taking pictures of his Mom.

As I write this post, I am actually 34 weeks along.  Only 6 weeks left to wait... 42 days... {Oh, yes, I am counting down!} It seems surreal that another little person will soon be joining our family.  The funny thing about the countdown is big sister Brianna.  You could probably ask her at any given moment how many days are left until her baby sister's due date, and she could answer correctly.  She is like a giddy girl counting down to her wedding date {but we won't think about that countdown for awhile!}

It is fun for me to watch my older three children (ages 11, 9, and 6) with other people's toddlers and babies. It has really hit me lately how good they are with little ones.  Anytime I babysit for a friend, it is a breeze. I'm not sure when I got here, but having these ages of children is a wonderful stage of motherhood.  So, while my two-year-old may still be a handful and a newborn on the way may seem daunting, my older three give me hope and serve as a great reminder that those more difficult, younger days pass way too quickly!

My oldest two boys and hubby go out on church visitation every Saturday morning (and I go with the ladies on Tuesdays), so I have decided that, from now on, those few quiet morning hours will now be "baking time" for 6-year old Brianna and I.  {Two-year old Micah will still be home, but we'll find something constructive for him to do... like banging pots and pans together while we work - Ha!}  I am looking forward to our first official date tomorrow morning, and I know Brianna is too.

Daughters are absolutely wonderful.  But you know what?  Sons are too!  Motherhood is truly a gift from the Lord, and I am grateful for the task the Lord has given me of rearing these amazing people who live under my roof and in my heart.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Focus on Missions, 1-3

I am excited to announce that my hubby now has a regular segment on KNVBC called "Focus on Missions"!
If you are not familiar with KNVBC, it is a 24-hour internet radio station that provides conservative Christian music and programming.  It is a ministry of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, California, where we currently serve.

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Other than great uplifting music, you can tune in to KNVBC to hear favorites such as Patch the Pirate, Unshackled, Alexander Scourby, great preachers from the past and present, etc.  KNVBC was our favorite program to listen to when we were on the mission field, and it is a little surreal to us that, not only are we here now, but taking a small part in the programming!

The 5-minute series Focus on Missions began this week.  It is scheduled to air weekdays at 12:15pm and 10:00pm, Pacific time.  However, if you are unable to tune in during those times, I will be uploading the clips to this blog weekly so that you do not miss out!
If you are able to listen live, you just may catch some fun giveaways, such as the one shown above from this past week.  Also, go "like" KNVBC on Facebook in order to not miss future announcements and upcoming giveaways!

For those who did miss out (or if you just want to hear them again, Mom!), here are this week's first three broadcasts of "Focus on Missions:"

October 1, 2013 - Introduction and William Borden (China, 1887-1913), part 1

October 2, 2013 - William Borden (China, 1887-1913), part 2

October 3, 2013 - What is Biblical missions? part 1

Thanks for listening!