Today is an exciting day. Today Titus is 37 weeks old, which is considered full-term in the medical world! Praise God for sustaining us through out this pregnancy! We have reached the point where if I went into labor all systems would be go. It’s kind of like the first finish line of pregnancy — but certainly not the only finish line! I continue to pray the Lord would be with Titus, my husband, myself, our doctors, and the hospital staff during the labor and delivery of our sweet son!
I bless God for giving us the gift of life in our family.
I thank God for a safe and healthy pregnancy.
I thank God for the prayers of my church, my sisters and brothers through out the world for Titus and myself.
I thank God for the kindness of our friends and family that we have had to buy practically nothing for baby Titus.
I bless God for the sweet daughters He has given us and all the excitement they have for their baby brother and their anxiousness to help and serve him.
I thank God for a husband that loves life, is open to life, who recognizes that God alone gives life, who has been so excited and loving … and will continue to be so 🙂
I know that it is only the hand of the Lord that has brought us through this pregnancy thus far. I’m so thankful he choose to give my husband and I another sweet, little soul to care for and pray for.
Charles Spurgeon on child training (taken from Grace Gems):
Parents! Your children are as surely as grown-up people, “dead in trespasses and sins!” May no parent fail fully to realize the spiritual state in which all human beings are naturally found. Unless you have a very clear sense of the utter ruin and spiritual death of your children, you will be incapable of being made a blessing to them. Go to them, I beg you, not as to ‘sleepers’ whom you can by your own power awaken from their slumber—but as to ‘spiritual corpses’ who can only be quickened by a divine power!
If you think that your child is ‘not really depraved’, if you indulge foolish notions about the ‘innocence of childhood’, it should not surprise you if you remain barren and unfruitful.
If you would bring spiritual life to your child—you must most vividly realize that child’s state. It is dead, dead! God will have you feel that your child is dead in trespasses and sins—as you once were. God would have you come into contact with that death by painful, crushing, humbling sympathy. If you would raise your dead child to spiritual life—you must feel the chill and horror of your child’s death yourself. You must have, more or less, a distinct sense of the dreadful wrath of God, and of the terrors of the judgment to come. Depend upon it, when the spiritual death of your children alarms and overwhelms you—then it is that God is about to bless you!
I know some people, and parents in general, probably won’t agree with this but I think this is a thousand times more powerful than things like Veggie Tales. I don’t believe a child is ever too young to be brought face to face with the true story of Christ.
Warning: While this is a cartoon, it is a cartoon of the crucifixion and as such is graphic in nature.