PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Other Things We've Been Doing

Back in January, Lily, Schaeffer, and Griffin started violin lessons and Charlotte began ballet lessons at Concord Performing Arts Academy (CPAA), which is a Christ-centered performing arts company that meets at First Baptist Concord. They've really enjoyed the experience! Everyone recently had a recital or concert to perform. I'm a very proud momma!

Charlotte and the dance company were backstage getting ready for their performances for the Spring Recital. 

Charlotte is on the back row on the left. The little girls in Charlotte's dance class did a sweet performance to a children's praise song, "We Can Praise the Lord."
Lily, Schaeffer and Griffin warming up before going on stage for the Civil War Sesquicentennial Peace Jubilee.

Two little Civil War era kids running around the World's Fair grounds. 

Getting ready to jam!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Words of Comfort

These Words of the Lord have been a major comfort to me in the past few months. One day I hope to share openly about why these particular verses are so meaningful to me. But I can say that God is good all the time in every circumstance of our lives!

"Jesus said, 'Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak'" (Matt. 26:41). Watch and pray! Never give into the temptation that defeat is at hand. The Lord fights spiritual battles in the spiritual realm with His powerful armies for His own glory. When things look bleak, the Lord is still at work on His ultimate plan.

"He will guard the feet of His faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness for not by might shall a man prevail" (1 Samuel 2:9). Do not fight with might, instead fight on your knees in prayer. Trust that the Lord's purposes will prevail.

"Lord, you have made sure that children and infants praise you" (Matt. 21:16). The Lord will work out His purpose and He will be praised.

"When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him" (Proverbs 16:7). Do not be concerned with what others may think. Be obedient and let the Lord work out the heart matters of others.