One day, when Faith asks us why she was named "Faith," boy do we have a story to tell! Faith was a shining gift of light on an otherwise dark year for us and our family. I ran across this neat interpretation of faith and thought I'd share with you and with our Faith some day...

F is for Forgiveness.
We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness. "In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sin" Ephesians 1:7

A is for Available
Forgiveness is available for all. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" John 3:16, But not automatic:"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter the kingdom of heaven" Matthew 7:21

I is for Impossible
It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven. God is Love, John 3:16Just, "For judgment is without mercy" James 2:13 Man is Sinful" For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23Question: But how can a sinful person enter heaven, where God allows no sin?

T is for Turn
Turn means repent or change directionTurn from something- sin and self" But unless you repent you will all likewise perish" Luke 13:3 Turn to someone; trust Christ only" Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" 1 Cor. 15:3-4"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" Romans 10:9

H is for Heaven. Heaven is eternal life
Here "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" John 10:10Hereafter" And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also" John 14:3 How can a person have God's forgiveness, heaven and eternal life, and Jesus as personal Savior and Lord? Romans 10:9

F.A.I.T.H "Forsaking All I Trust Him"


Opening Weekend at the Farm

Here is our future little deer hunter! Notice the boots courtesy of Uncle Sully and Aunt Maria. Her outfit is complete with pink camo pants (hard to see here) and a pink camo hat that her dad got her that has a pic of a little deer and says "I'm aDOEable." You might be wandering what it is that has her attention. Well, she is witnessing her first deer skinning. She was fascinated with the entire experience!

This particular night, I went hunting with Bubba, and Faith stayed at the house with Grandma. When we returned and knew that a deer had been taken, we picked Faith up and put her between us on the four wheeler (which she loved!) and rode over to where they were skinning.

Other firsts of the weekend included eating her first piece of mud and having brown slobber ooze out of her mouth as I wrestled her to take out the clump of mud!

Her daddy got an 8 point on Sunday, and I have a pic I will post soon!


Look out, She's Walking !

Look out World! At lunch today Faith starting walking behind her push toy. She's pulled up behind it before, but she's never walked. She went all the way across the living room like four times before I had to leave and go back to work :(

Grandma Nina is keeping her right now. She rode down with Uncle Sully, who was on business, and is staying with us all week! We are taking her back when we head back to Arkansas this weekend.