Austin Phillip Arrives

This picture was taken during the recent storms here in Alabama by my daughter, Courtney. Always amazed by the night sky, Paul called her out to watch the lightning dancing in the distance. She couldn’t resist the opportunity to snap a quick picture while she had the chance.

We have a new arrival to announce! Austin Phillip Lambert, son of Scott and Melissa Lambert (Paul’s brother and his wife), had a new son on April 26th. Weighing 6lbs. and 2oz., he was 18 inches long and seems to be doing very well. I’ll post pictures as soon as I can. Thank you for your prayers.

I’m still working on knitting Emma’s wool soakers…I can’t remember if I shared this or not, but as I have worked on cloth diapering research, I have found that instead of rubber pants, lots of women are knitting wool soakers to go over their cloth diapers. They are so cute! The benefit is that the natural lanolin in the wool keeps moisture from leaking out while allowing air flow…something that rubber pants do not do.

I looked on the internet and found some simple patterns that I’ve started working on. I’ll let you all know how that turns out. *One additional note about this…I’m thinking of taking an extra copy of some of the free patterns that I find for useful things online…dish cloths, wool soakers, cloth diapers, skirts, etc. and making them additions to the homemaking manuals that I’m starting for hope chests around here. Maybe that would be a good addition to this site? Let me know if you would like to see a running list of items that I and others are adding to hope chests.

Prayer Requests:

We’re running our second ad this week for sales people. Please pray that we get a good response from this.

We’re potty training Benjamin. I think that is probably enough said.

My sister in law, Melissa, as she recovers from child birth.

I returned home this evening to a message from my friend Tanya that her husband has been laid off. Please pray that he find work very quickly and that God would supernaturally provide for their every need.

Today, I’m Thankful For:

Continued good health for my family. I can’t help to think that the little changes I’ve made to our diet (eliminating a lot of sugary things like cookies all the time and Kool Aid) have contributed to this.

The skills that my sons are learning during scouts. I can tell they are things that they will carry with them throughout their lives. A side note to that is I’m really enjoying spending time at scouts with my family. It’s nice to get out and visit with my friends during this time each week.

My sunflowers are really beginning to get big…I’ll post a picture of these sometime next week.

That some issues within my extended family seem to be calming a bit.

Today seems to be a beautiful, cool, breezy day. This is the thing I like best about spring.

Tracy’s Task:

Change your home air filter. You can never be too careful with the air that your family is breathing.

What I’m Learning:

My scalp has been really sore lately. I started investigating shampoos and was horrified to realize that there are actually carcinogenic ingredients in some of them! UGH! I’m going to do some further research that I’ll share at a later date but until then…I’m learning to question everything. Even things that I thought were safe. You just never know.

Today’s Scripture Meditation:

Ps 90:12-17
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Relent, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us– yes, establish the work of our hands.”

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