Sunday, October 30, 2016

Isaac and Parker's Baptism

What a special day it was to see these two brothers be baptized. Isaac made his personal decision to be a Christ follower on November 15, 2012 and Parker made his on October 19, 2014. However, because they were so young, we've waited until now so they will forever be able to remember this day.

They both prepared for this day so differently. Isaac was quiet and reserved... A little nervous. He loves entertaining but only in small groups where it's a controlled setting. Parker, on the other hand, had been counting down all month. When the time was close he began counting down the hours. He couldn't wait for his moment to be in front of a crowd and for everyone to know what he's all about. He too is a performer, but prefers the main stage! He even told his whole class at school that he was going to be baptized and what it meant. Both of their decisions are real, yet unique to each of them. God can use Isaac's quiet spirit and Parker's boldness to fulfill His purpose and reach others in His name.

I pray these boys continue to follow Him and always know that they were put on this earth to glorify God. These are a few verses I have been praying over them...

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 
1 Timothy 4:12
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
May the favor of the Lord out God rest on us, establish the work of out hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Of course a friend took this picture because they would never put their arms around each other if I asked them to... Still working on love for each other.
Mike Lovato (who we went to college with) baptized them.
Family joined us for this special day! And Isaac's best friend, Gabriel, was also baptized! It made it that much more memorable.

Friday, October 21, 2016

We did it again...

Yup... We did it again... We got Sea World passes! It's been a few years and we've had lots of other passes in the meantime, but I think we're all craving a little sea life! Our first trip was with the Larson crew... So much fun!