Today we went to the strawberry patch with some friends. It was so fun. Adelyn worked on eating as many strawberries as possible while Annabelle took her timing picking out the strawberries she wanted. The girls had a blast and the strawberries were soooo yummy! We are so glad we went while the berries were still in season. We will definitely make this a yearly event!
The first couple of days of our "vacation" we spent at the lake house with all of the Fishers. There are 22 of us total. 10 being 3 and under and 8 in diapers. It was so fun, funny, crazy, and memorable. I always love all the time I get to spend with my sisters, Adam always enjoys time with his brothers and it is so fun for me to see the girls play with their cousins and their Marmie and PapaDaddy. We are so so blessed with lots of family who all really love each other a lot. :)
21 For me to live is Christ [His life in me], and to die is gain [the gain of the glory of eternity].
22 If, however, it is to be life in the flesh and I am to live on here, that means fruitful service for me; so I can say nothing as to my personal preference [I cannot choose],
I am hard pressed between the two. My yearning desire is to depart (to
be free of this world, to set forth) and be with Christ, for that is
far, far better;
24 But to remain in my body is more needful and essential for your sake.
25 Since I am convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and stay by you all, to promote your progress and joy in believing,
26 So that in me you may have abundant cause for exultation and glorying in Christ Jesus, through my coming to you again.
be sure as citizens so to conduct yourselves [that] your manner of life
[will be] worthy of the good news (the Gospel) of Christ, so that
whether I [do] come and see you or am absent, I may hear this of you:
that you are standing firm in united spirit and purpose, striving side by side and contending with a single mind for the faith of the glad tidings (the Gospel).
28 And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and
adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign
(proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure
token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.
you have been granted [the privilege] for Christ’s sake not only to
believe in (adhere to, rely on, and trust in) Him, but also to suffer in
30 So you are engaged in the same conflict which you saw me [wage] and which you now hear to be mine [still].
Today is Thankful Tuesday and I am thankful for my bible study on Monday nights. I love the ladies in it and I just gain so much from everyone's perspectives and just from studying the bible.
I am also Thankful to God for friends...
And my girls...
And time that our family gets to hang out together.....
I have so much to thank God for today!
let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as
umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality
all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which
as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And
be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].