Oct 19, 2011

Beautiful Quote

I read this quote by J.C. Ryle on another blog today.

Though our trial hardly compares to the suffering of others we love, these words bring helpful perspective to the troubles that come in this life. My ever-increasing hope is as this quote ends, "we shall be at home forever with the Lord."


Therefore it is that God's people pass through great tribulation; therefore it is they are often called upon to suffer the sting of affliction and anxiety, or weep over the grave of those whom they have loved as their own soul.

It is their Father's hand that chastens them; it is thus He weans their affection from things below and fixes them on Himself; it is thus He trains them for eternity, and cuts the threads one by one that bind their wavering hearts to earth.

No doubt such chastening is grievous for the time, but still it brings many a hidden grace to light, and cuts down many a secret seed of evil; and we shall see those who have suffered most shining among the brightest stars in the assembly of heaven.

The purest gold is that which has been longest in the refiner's furnace. The brightest diamond is often that which has required the most grinding and polishing. But our light affliction endureth for a moment, and it worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. The saints are men who have come out of great tribulation - they are never left to perish in it.

The last night of weeping will soon be spent, the last wave of trouble will have rolled over us, and then we shall have a peace that passeth all understanding; we shall be at home for ever with the Lord.

Oct 18, 2011

5 Year Stats

So much to say... simply no time... not if I'm going to enjoy my just-five boy, that is!

But I have to post his stats from the doctor's visit last week so that I don't lose them completely. Sorry for no pics and no fun stuff... just the facts, folks, just the facts.

James weighs 40 lbs (50th percentile), is 44 3/4 inches tall (75-90th percentile), has 20/25 vision, blood pressure of 90/54 and a resting pulse of 84. His BMI is 14.

That's all for now. There is so much life to live and so little time to blog about it!