Monday, December 12, 2011

Tis the Season

It is Christmas season.  Even if you don't like it, or prefer to talk about what a secular holiday it is, all commercial and nothing biblical or even spiritual, you cannot avoid it.  So I choose to embrace it.  Even before I new Christ, I loved Christmas time.  Who can explain it?  My astute nephew recently pointed out that it was originiated on December 25th by Constantine to recognize Sol Invectus (whoever that is).  I love that Christmas makes us think of Christ.  So, whatever reason for the origin of the day, let us rejoice in the opportunity to contemplate our Savior.

I like to refresh myself with the telling of Christ's birth in to this world...a King, a Savior, just and perfect, among lowly men like me.  Hallelujah!

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Who was I kidding?

Really, it's not what I expected at all.  I thought this stay-at-home mom thing would be a breeze.  I thought I would be Martha Stewart with a baby overnight!  Reality - I am lucky if I get one load of laundry completed in a day.  Forget about cleaning...and don't even think about my grand plans of reorganizing cupboards and closets.  And cooking?  Whatever.  It's baby 24-7. 

Perhaps the lesson is that I need to loosen my standards.  Don't be so concerned about how the place looks when company comes.  I used to stress so much about that.  Now I only want to make sure my baby is in a clean diaper, and if possible, I've had a shower!  How one's perspectives can change overnight!

Our son is getting bigger every day.  Now 6 weeks old, the nights are getting a little easier, and I am accomplishing a little bit more in my home.  And I need to start working on my physician assistant certification maintenance.  I still don't know what the Lord will have me doing a year from now.  Confession, yesterday I blew the dust off my bible while we watched Prestonwood on T.V. (thank you TIVO!).  How to stay spiritually has been another challenge.

I could go on, but every mother knows all this.  And for those who have not had children, it's not as easy as it seems.  How I underestimated those gals...maybe, just maybe, when Jonathan is 10 and if I'm am lucky enough to still be his stay-at-home mom, I'll have time for tennis and pedicure while he's at school!

How baby-centric our life has become.  And baby-wonderful!

Friday, October 7, 2011

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Monday, September 26, 2011

New Beginnings

Yes it has been a very long time since I posted.  Life has been good to SK and I.  Time flies and business keeps me from inspiration.  But there is something BIG in our home that changes everything.  Namely, Jonathan Adam.  Yes, I spent the majority of 2011 pregnant, and the day to day of that has kept me away from here.  I did create a journal for the pregnancy that will be made into hard copy for our family.  But as I embark on the journey of motherhood (WOW!) I will surely have much to share here.  I will begin with a picture or two of our joy and our miracle...




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Resuscitation

I think it is about time to breath new life into this blog.  Not that anyone is reading it!  But I was inspired by a book I have just read, It's No Secret, by Rachel Olsen, to remember all of God's blessings.  So, I think this is the best way for my and my family to do just that.

Much has passed in the last several months, but the biggest news is that a son is coming to the Kline household in a few short weeks.  Our lives have already changed and begun to buzz around little Jonathan Adam even before he has made his appearance.  He is a healthy boy, and we are soooo greatful that God has given us the chance to be parents once again. 

I was recently blessed by the testimony of Jan.  She has multiple sclerosis and has had a stroke and is limited to a wheelchair.  She has one of the strongest testimonies of God's faithfulness that I have ever heard.  She is also an incredible prayer warrior.  She reminds me that life is about who I am in Christ, nothing more, nothing less.  My prayer is that I would be not only the woman of faith that she is, but would unashamedly proclaim the power and faithfulness of Christ to those around me.

To catch up on the Vegetable Chronicles, let's just say that I started the year with good intentions!  My priorites have shifted this year, not to mention this is one of the hottest summers since 1980.  We did get a good harvest of 1015 onions out of it, and  Milo has thoroughly enjoyed a patch of catnip.