Hello to the Farmers market!

We took a little trip to the local farmers market today. It was interesting, the funny thing was that most everyone was Amish. Which at the same time being semi comical is awesome.

Here are some of the happenings at the market.

We bought strawberries, very good I might add.

We go to listen to a Amish lady who was working a booth ask a stranger if she was brest feeding her child. Who knew the Amish were nosey right?

We bought some local honey from a lady and she said "God bless you for you Bees-ness.

We bought some home made pork sausage that we are going to cook for dinner.

That was about the happenings at the market.

I hope everyone had a good Saterday!

I just had a holy crap moment..

So Amanda has been pregnent for quite some time now, but I was sitting here and I get a text saying "I have had some BIG contractions" and it hits me. Holy crap here fairly soon im going to have two babies running around. Am I nuts? How the heck am I going to do this? Who Has two kids within a year? The more and more I think about it the more I feel like we are crazy but at the same time I love it. There is something about babies that just make your day brighter.

Anyway, Its funny that Amanda is eight and a half months pregnant and its just now hitting me that there is a baby in there.

The day God spoke

Today I realized something that is so obvious yet so not. As a Christian you realize that you have been made new and all your sins are forgiven, yet theres still that part of you that wants to reach a higher level. But, there is allays something hindering it.

Over the last few months I have felt like i had all my ducks in a row, I was growing, and becoming more Christ like. But tonight God spoke something into my heart that I had forgotten until now. He said "you were wicked", three little words. Its obvious that I am wicked, I am a work in progress trying to change into a person that Christ would be proud of, but tonight I felt wicked.

You see, I had lost the sense that Christ took on all my wickedness and tossed it in the trash forever. But I forgot that, its almost as if I thought I was doing this on my own. Tonight God changed me, its no longer Ryan that is shaping things, its God that is shaping me.

I don't know what it is about re-realizing that everything I am is because of what Christ did. Its not that I had forgotten It i just needed to re-realize it.

To me its like God is saying go back to the basics, then everything else will fall into place.

Useless fact of the week.

Did you know that babies cry while they are in the womb. Well if not, now you know.
Babies cry while they are in the womb, they just dont make any noise because there is no air. Apparently they even do the little lip quiver. You can see what I saw here. Awesome, I know...

Everyone Sh***

Its funny sometimes how life has a odd way of putting things into perspective in a moments time. Today as I was walking around the outlets in Branson I was thinking about the fact that everyone there was holding five or six bags to Amanda and I's one or two. While at the same time contemplating our social status compared to ours.

Meanwhile the Hamburger I had just eaten started to creep up on me so i headed toward the bathroom, strategically picked a stall in the middle where no one was so i didn't have to smell the other people. And to my surprise everything was put into perspective when i saw this:


So I thought to myself "very true". So thanks to the guy (hopefully) who wrote this on the bathroom stall.

I feel like POOP

If I had to take a guess as to what exactly poop feels like it would be how I feel today. I've got the sore throat, achy muscles, runny nose, my head is going to expload cold that is going around.

So boo to you whoever gave this cold to me. I hope you are suffering today as I am.

On that note I had a really strange dream last night that Amanda owned a kwiki mart. It wasn't a classy kwiki mart either it was a getto one.

New time consumer

I Have been spending alot of time of this website i found.

www.theologyonline.com

Its really good. The thing that is most interesting is that there are people from all different faiths represented, and rather than fighting and bickering, its a place where people from all faiths get together to talk about why they believe.

The thing that really surprised me was the no combative nature of all the topics. If your board check it out..

Is it possible...

Over the last few days I have been thinking a lot about the New Testament Church compared to the Church of today, mainly because so many people seem to be following a tweaked, streamlined NT Church model as a base for ministry.

However, I notice some huge differences in the way the NT church operated and then way we operate (aside from the 2000 years that separate us), I notice this mainly in the passion people have for the Lord. Anyway, tonight as we were driving home from a T-ball game (awesome I know) I started to ask Amanda some of the questions I have been mulling over the last few days.
Questions like:

Why dosent God seem to work like he did then?

Do you think its possible for a community of believers to be so passionate as they were?

Will we ever come to a point where the spirit is in our lives so much that our shadow
heals people?

If so, what do we as a community to help usher in a move of the spirit of this magnitude?

And lastly, what are the implications for the world if a community of believers love the LORD with this type of passion?

When I was asking these questions, Amanda said something that was so simple yet so loaded at the same time. she said "I don't think there is anyone with that kind of faith." I would like to think that my faith is strong enough to believe for stuff like that, especially because I've seen numerous people healed from ailments that medicine cant explain. Even more than that seen works in my life that could not be attained by anything less than a movement of God.

It is obvious that the answer with out hesitation is yes, it is attainable, God can move in this way if he so chooses. But, why is it that we can see and hear about miracles all the time, yet we still do not have the kind of faith that shakes the foundations of the world as we read in the NT. Maybe I am the only one that is no longer satisfied with a mundane existence. I don't know about everyone else but I feel like over the last few years God has been building an community of Christians who have the faith to see lives changed and people healed not only at Church but in their schools, markets, buses, malls, houses, and work places.

I am praying and believing for a movement of God that is so much bigger than anyone could ever have hoped for. It seems even now that God is doing things in the lives of the young and old alike that will aid in ushering in this sort of faith built, passionate, radical community who aren't self seeking but are truly aiming to meet needs and be Christ on this earth.

Be ready, God is moving, he is raising up a generation of willing ones who are unashamed of him and unafraid to proclaim the truth in a world that searching for something real and authentic.

Tubular

As some of you guys know Levi has been having some issues with his ears draining. 8 ear infections between January and April is fairly ridiculous I would say. Anyway he had the ear tube surgery last week and all is well. The doctor said that when he made the cut to put them in puss shot all over him (nice I know). That was confirmation that we were doing the right thing. Ever since the surgery Levi has been WAY happier, not like he was ever really sad, but his attitude is much more cheery.
Here is a pic of the wagon ride prior to surgery.

It has been awhile my friends...

Yeah, Like I said its been quite a long time. Partly because finals, partly because I just plain got busy, and partly Call of Duty 4. Everything is back on track now and you all should be hearing a lot more from me. I need to get back into the habit once again.

This post wont have anything super duper exciting as its almost 12 at night, but I promise when morning comes I will catch you up on the happenings, such as; Levi's tubes, baby 2 and some stuff God has been doing.

Have a good night IP address from So Cal whoever you are!