Ash Wednesday


A Big Snow Fall

Last Monday night through Tuesday morning and again Wednesday night through Thursday, we got quite a bit of snow for these parts dumped on us at once. So what is a family with young kids to do after a big snow fall while it’s still snowing outside? You bundle up the kids in their snow suits, put on some nice warm lined boots, have a shovel in hand, and go outside for a few minutes to play.

Here’s a few pics of the fun that we had.

Birth and Re-birth.

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:9).

Thursday night during the World Series my wife went into labor. She wanted to stay home until it was over to make sure the Cards won before we left. (That’s my wife!) We got to the hospital around 11pm and the baby was born 6:56am Friday. Our little Labradoodle is 19in long and weighed in at 8lbs even. The Lord be praised for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

This morning Jen and I had the little girl baptized in the blood that flowed from the pierced side of Christ. We did this because infants, like our little Labradoodle, and all people who are descended from Adam and Eve, are sinners and deserves punishment because, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Out of God’s love in Christ, Labradoodle is part of the ‘all nations’ mentioned in Matthew 28 and Jesus Himself invites all children to come to Him in Luke 18.

Thank the Lord for doing this promise and work in our midst today. Despite what some teachers in the world proclaim, “Baptism now saves you” (1 Peter 3:21) applies to infants as well.  “Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.” (Psalm 30:9).

Labradoodle being cleaned after lying on mommy.

My beautiful bride after a long night and the birth.

Labradoodle sitting up during cleaning.

Me and my baby.

A sleepy girl.

Momma and girl.

Girl in her mommy’s baptismal gown.

Not a great picture, but it’s all of us.

Jen, Labby and me by the girl’s banner.