Sunday, June 4, 2006


~Spirit, spirit of gentleness... Blow through the wilderness, calling and free. Spirit, spirit of restlessness. Stir me from placidness.
Wind, wind on the sea.  

You moved on the waters, You called to the deep, Then You coaxed up the mountains. From the valley of sleep, And over the eons You called to each thing, "A wake from your slumbers and rise on your wings." ~


This is a familiar hymn, sung often in churches throughout.  It happens to be one of my favorites, and singing it during our morning service today lifted my spirits.  

I want to mention two significant accomplishments my girls have made recently.  Today Mailee recieved her bible, a yearly tradition at the end of the church school year, when all 3rd graders recieve their bibles.  It's been a rather difficult year for her to remain positive about her faith and getting her to go to Sunday school is no easy task.  (Although once she is there, she enjoys it and is learning much about Jesus and the bible stories)  She was very proud to recieve her bible today, a new, child oriented version, and is taking time to read as her heart moves her to.

Amanda, while she has had a somewhat trying year with this particular teacher (first time for everything), was accepted into the Advanced Placement math program for next year in the jr. high.  This class is for very highly qualified students, with only a select few being chosen.  Considering she was sick and not there for the review of material being presented on the test, for her to be selected is quite and honor and I am very proud of her!

Just a few highlights in our day, and hope you are all having highlights in your's as well.



cdittric77 said...

Bless her heart for being selected. I couldn't bear math. Ick. It was horrible.


siennastarr said...


Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful week ahead!  


akasamdodsworth said...

Your pride in and your love for your girls is evident and touching.  May your spirits always be lifted and the sun always shine.