Sunday, November 21, 2010

May Be in Them

The following video was played during our worship service at Sully CRC yesterday, finalizing a study on scripture passages about "Life Together."

The scripture text is John 17, Christ's prayer for the church shortly before being arrested and making the journey to the cross.

The funny logo on the screen (which wasn't in the worship service!) is due to going from power point, to a video format, to a media down loader, and finally to blogger.

It is powerful to see the gospel of Christ at work in our lives every day.

Friday, November 19, 2010

From the Word to the Heidelberg

Both Brian and I enjoy thinking of new ways to teach the Heidelberg Catechism that are meaningful and relate to life. It sometimes seems like this document is becoming something of the past. We are passionate that it defines our identity as a church, and are always looking for new ways to learn from it.

The other day one of our friends from seminary sent this link from Sovereign Grace Ministries.

You can also download it here.

I'm not planning on making my kids memorize questions and answers (Q & A), but I think this song might be on our "Ochsner Fam Play List."

"The Heidelberg Cat has been around but now it's seem like it is coming back."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Taking a Break

Wise quotes from Winnie the Pooh:

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”

“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.”

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”

Monday, November 1, 2010

Karl and Kristin Got Hitched

We had so much fun at Karl and Kristin's wedding last weekend! We have enjoyed getting to know them, and I am excited to have five brothers married to wonderful sister-in-laws. This was also Brian and I's last sibling to be married.

Brian served as both the pastor and brother-in-law at this wedding. Kristin is a member of Sully CRC and was one of the folks who passed Brian's name to the search committee over a year ago. This weekend we celebrated a wedding, Ezra's three-year birthday, and the one-year anniversary of our first interview with Sully CRC. It was a very special weekend. And, it was handy to run across the yard to grab things from home, since the wedding was at Sully CRC!

We were also blessed to have Brian's mom and dad around to help us out over the weekend.

Rachel and Amelia showing off their "Karl and Kristin got Hitched" koozies.
I was honored to be a bridesmaid with her sisters and friends. Emily, on my left, is also one of my sister-in-laws, since my younger brothers married first cousins! If this is confusing, I understand.

Taking pictures in the back of the sanctuary.

Me and my handsome boys.

Brian and the couple at rehearsal.

Ezra and his cake at rehearsal supper.

Another Four Wheeler Driver

We've got another four wheeler driver. At first, Ezra was excited. Then he decided it wasn't fun to share a pretty special toy with a little brother, Elliot.

You can see Ezra's first four wheeler drive here