Saturday, November 17, 2007

Moms for Modesty

I came across this site awhile back and was so impressed with it--I signed the pledged immediately. I feel that I dress myself and my children in a modest way, however, this blog challenged me to be even more aware. My intentions were to post it here on my blog to make others aware; unfortunately, that is just now happening!

Here is the mission statement held by this effort:

Moms for Modesty Mission Statement

As a Mom for Modesty I believe in common-sense modesty for girls and young women.
I believe in refraining from sexualizing our girls and young women.
I believe that it is unwise and unfair to taunt boys and young men by permitting my daughter(s) to dress in an immodest manner.
I believe that true beauty comes from within and I strive to teach my daughter(s) this truth.
I will loyally shop at retailers that provide girls' and young womens clothing that is modest, affordable and stylish.

In addition to this statement, I include my own pledge for my sons: To only purchase clothing that presents them as young children of God, clothing that does not advertise immorality or support the popular brands that use explicit sexual advertising. They are surrounded with children wearing the 'cool' brands and this has already been addressed in our home--so I don't want to leave them out!

Many retailers, marketing and PR firms review mommy blogs for trends and opinions. If we speak as one we may be able to effect change in the clothing industry. If you are interested in pledging your support for this effort, please check out the site below and sign:

***News Flash***


You probably won't be able to tell a lot by the pictures, but I'm so excited that I had to post them. This is really the stage where the house takes shape. It is looking great and we absolutely LOVE it. We hope to have more picts up soon as soon as we have trim, flooring, etc.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Let the Little Children Come to Me . . .

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
~ Matthew 19:14 ~

This past weekend we were given the greatest joy a parent can experience--Graham, our seven-year-old son, accepted Christ as his personal Saviour! Graham said that he made this decision back in January when his brother Ethan made his decision for Christ; however, our talks with him have really concerned us that he was not certain. I have been so burdened about this and have prayed that God would just speak to Graham and bring him on his own. I have specifically prayed that his decision would not be the result of a friend or sibling's conviction, but his own. On Sunday night, after hearing a christian illusionist's incredible presentation of the Gospel, he prayed and accepted Christ. He is such a private person that he didn't want to go forward in the service; however, we had a special time of confirmation later at home. Soon, our sons will be baptized together--what a blessing!

I have no greater joy than to hear
that my children are walking in the truth."
~ III John 1:4 ~

God is SO good!

A Feast to Remember . . .

Today Anna Beth celebrated Thanksgiving with her preschool class. Anna Beth wore her turkey shirt that she painted herself. Her Indian headband identified her name as "Shining Star" . . . so appropriate for this girl who loves the *bling*! Each child provided an item for a traditional Thanksgiving meal--and Anna Beth enjoyed every last morsel! In fact, after gobbling down THREE of the pilgrim hat cookies we made, she was ready to run off the energy outside.

Enjoy the highlights in the slide show below!

Baseball & Football Come to an End!

Baseball and football have finally come to an end for our family! It has been a fun season for the boys--they've gotten tons of exercise, improved their athletic skills and had so much fun!

Graham really improved this year with the Pirates. Coach Jay and Coach Dave were the best--they made the game FUN for the boys and taught them so much. Graham is looking forward to playing again in the Spring.

Ethan had a great year as well--it wasn't a winning season, but it WAS a learning season. Ethan was given a lot more playing time this year and he improved in so many ways. Kip was the offensive line coach, which made the season special for both father and son.


Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Cleft: What's in the Name?

I meant to link to this post this earlier--when Andrea Jenkins first posted it on her site! The Jenkins family will soon be one of our new neighbors in 'The Cleft'. This community has been their dream, along with the Warbingtons, for many years. In her blog, she explains the origination of the name of our little community of five homes. We feel so blessed to share in their dream, and make a part of it ours as well. As Andrea so aptly stated in her blog:

"Our desire for The Cleft is to be a safe haven for our families, a place where we can all come and rest and find safety. We also want it to be a place where we all seek to see the LORD and all His glory - not only for us, but for all who come to visit."

God is SO good!