Snippets of Life

I’ve been reading Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional. Thoughts on yesterday’s text…

I was rereading yesterday’s morning and evening paragraphs (I went to bed exhausted, so I didn’t absorb it as well as I would like), and I was really struck by a quote in the morning paragraph.
“We are too apt to forget that while there are distinctions as to the persons in the Trinity, there are no distinctions in honor.”
I wasn’t quite sure what that meant at first. How does one honor the three persons of the trinity in the same way?
But then, the rest of the paragraph made it more clear what Spurgeon was talking about: all three persons were equally present and invested in every part and human of redemption, from “Bethlehem to Gethsemene to Calvary”.
I’m not sure how this effects my daily life, but it really blew my mind away for the day. I spent a lot of time (while changing diapers and singing “the itsy bits spider” for the millionth time) thinking about how closely God the Father and Son and Holy Spirit are to each other and to everything else in history.
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Baby Bear is taking his first steps. In the past, he has made his giant developmental milestones in the space of a week. He got up on all fours on a Sunday, and by the next Sunday he was a champion crawler. So, I’m slightly nervous (read “outlandishly petrified”) about what the next two weeks will hold for this Baby Bear and our family.
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Fuzzy Bear eats a ton, has rolls around his legs, and smiles like a cherub at anyone who will make eye-contact. He coos and talks and squeaks, which charms anyone in hearing distance. Unfortunately, he has absolutely no desire to crawl or roll over, apparently. If I place him on his tummy, he holds his head up high and watches the world, and then sets it down and sleeps. To be clear, it is dangerous for babies to sleep on their tummies for the first few months, until they can roll over on their own. This makes for a slightly stressed out Mama Bear.
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I’m already counting down the days till Spring Break. We are hoping that Thomas can get all of his papers done before break happens, so we can have a full week off together as a family. I’m not sure it will happen with all that is going on, but we are hoping and praying for it!
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Our church particularizes (becomes a church, not a home mission) this Friday, and Thomas will become an official elder in the church. I feel like his name should have been Timothy, not Thomas, with how quickly he is usually called upon to lead in his areas of life. I’m so proud of him, and humbled to stand alongside such a godly young man with such a godly old head on his shoulders.
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We closed on a house on Friday, and are now in the throws of getting it ready to be moved into. We have two project lists going: Immediately and Eventually. The difficulty comes when we can’t agree which list the project should be on. (For example, I think the ceiling of the kitchen should NOT be the same berry pink color of the walls as close to IMMEDIATELY as possible. Thomas is of the opposite opinion.)
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Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
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