Thursday, October 31, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 114

You can read Psalm 114 here.

When the Israelites left Egypt Judah was where they were to stay.  They seas parted before them at God's command and mountains tremble in God's presence.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 113

You can read Psalm 113 here.

Praise the Lord.  He does all things that are good.

Fun in Ely

Every year we take a family trip to Ely to visit my Grandpa.  It is one of my favorite times of the year.  Here are some pictures of our most recent visit.  We went trick or treating, fed some ducks, had a leaf fight, and a pumpkin throwing contest (which MJ and his cousins won!).  And even though I ended up sick on the way home we had a great time!

Here are some views on the road.

We are getting ready to go to the Nevada Day celebration and Trick or Treat.

Sidda is Rapunzel, MJ a ninja and Anya is a jailbird.  All of their costumes were homemade by their Grandma.


Feeding the ducks

Fun at the park!

Leaf throwing

Some family pictures

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!  Way to go, MJ!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 112

You can read Psalm 112 here.

Those who listen to God and obey him will be blessed.  They will have no reason to fear and will trust in God.

Monday, October 28, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 110 &111

You can read Psalm 110 here and 111 here.

Psalm 110

Here we have a psalm talking about the coming of Jesus.

Psalm 111

We praise the Lord for everything that he has done for us.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 109

You can read Psalm 109 here.

God please hear me!  Make an enemy for my enemy!  Give evil over to evil so I will not be given evil for good.  Please help me.

Friday, October 25, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 108

You can read Psalm 108 here.

I give praise to God.  He is the Most High.  God please don't leave us.  Help us.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 107

You can read Psalm 107 here.

Give thanks to God.  He is there through all things and his love is abundant.

Book Review: House of Hades

Not since reading Harry Potter have I enjoyed a series like the Heroes of Olympus.  I love that it is something that I can share with my family and we can all enjoy it together.

In The House of Hades by Rick Riordan we see that the group of seven have been split in two and are making there way back to each other.  Percy and Annabeth in Tartarus and the rest sailing the Argo II to Greece.  Each of them have a part to play that determines whether or not they can make it back together.

Percy and Annabeth have had to rely on each other a lot over the years but now, more than ever, they need support.  Making their way through Tartarus is no piece of cake.  There are monsters searching for them, out to repay them for killing them.  There is the constant challenge of the poison air, the rivers that cause unwelcome damage and constant fear.  But with unexpected help they just might make it out alive.  That is if their friends are waiting on the other side of the doors of death.

Hazel has never been one for magic.  Sure, she can make valuables come up from the ground without so much as a thought, but now she needs to learn to control the Mist to help her friends.

Frank is changing.  He is finding himself.  Though his life still depends on a small piece of wood, he is more confident and becoming a leader that a son of Mars should have.

Piper has mastered her charmspeak, but will that be enough for her to contribute to the team?

Jason is feeling confused.  He has been a Roman demigod all his life but after his time at Camp Half-Blood he feels like that be where he really belongs.

Leo is my favorite.  But he always get the short end of the stick.  He is the odd man out out of three couples.  The seventh wheel.  But will he find love?

The House of Hades was entertaining and page turning.  I just wanted to ignore my family and keep reading all the time.  Now we are going to listen to the audio version so the kids and Michael can enjoy it with me.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 106

You can read Psalm 106 here.

God deserves all the praise we can give.  He has done so much for his people and yet we disobey, rebel, complain and are just completely ungrateful.  He has recused and redeemed us time after time and yet we act like we have no need for God.  But he loves us and keeps his covenant with us.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 105

You can read Psalm 105 here.

Give praise to the Lord and seek his strength.  Remember all the things he has done.  He remembers the promise that he gave to his people.  He protected them as they wandered from place to place.  He sent Joseph before them to prepare the way.  He then sent Moses and Aaron to bring them out.  God himself led the way.  He provided for their needs.  He did this because of the promise to his people.

Monday, October 21, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 104

You can read Psalm 104 here.

Look at everything that God has made!  He is so awesome that I want to praise him with all that is in me all of my days.  Praise the Lord, my soul.

Enjoy 10000 Reasons by Matt Redman.  This is one of my favorite songs right now.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 103

You can read Psalm 103 here.

Praise the Lord!  He deserves all our praise.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

150 Days of Psalms: Psalm 102

You can read Psalm 102 here.

When I am broken you are there.  Please do not turn away from me.  You are there for everyone.  You are God.