Monday, March 30, 2009

Introducing...... MOXIE!

Well, the long wait has finally ended. It's official - "little green girl" is coming to live with me on April 8th. I set up babygates (thanks Nate and Alicea!!) and have been talking a lot to Tessie about her new sister and how they are going to be the best of friends and that Tessie had better be nice, etc etc. Crates and food bowls have been purchased and borrowed. Sleeping situations have been discussed and decided upon. I think I'm ready. I hope this isn't more than I've bargained for.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Devin the Donut

I'm probably the world's proudest Auntie. I brag about Keith and Kelly all the time. Not having kids of my own, they are the closest I come. Keith is a twelve year old and in his first year of middle school. He has always had a heart for God. In fact, when he was much younger he used to say he wanted to be a veterinarian or a prophet when he grew up. haha His parents have done a wonderful job keeping him grounded and he still has a heart for Jesus. I wouldn't be surprised if I listened to him preach someday.

Yesterday he sent me a story he had to write for school. It is below. (Don't worry, he gave me permission to put it on here) He has the best heart and I love him. Good job kiddo!

Keith Hyle
Final Draft
“The Living Donut”

Devin the donut was backing up by the minute. Alex the human licked his lips thinking oh what a yummy donut. But Devin remembering the secret passage leaped to the wall. He pushed the button and down he fell. Devin landed in his house amazing he thought.
His mom entered saying “Where have you been?”
“O come on mom I was just having fun,” Devin said.
“Well go downstairs to your room and read your Bible,” his mom said. Devin then slumped downstairs and got in his bed. He pulled out his Bible and began to read. He turned to Romans 5:8. It went like this but God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
“Well that has all truth to it,” Devin said closing his Bible. The next day Devin was strolling down the sidewalk. While Alex was sneaking around looking to pound Devin to a pulp. Alex was thinking to himself I am going to eat that donut so fast he will not know what hit him.
“HAHAHAHA” Alex Laughed.
Devin was thinking the same thing. But then he remembered a Bible verse Matthew 5:44Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
“Well I guess I will stop thinking about beating Alex the human up,” Devin was saying.
Then Alex came around a corner and saw Devin. “Ok before you beat me up let me ask you a few things,” Devin exclaimed.
“Oh ok,” Alex mumbled.
“Would you consider yourself to be a good person?”
“Why Yes! I would,” Alex exclaimed.
“Do you think you have kept the Ten Commandments?”
“Yes I always do,” Alex said.
“Ok have you ever lied?”
“What would that make you?”
“A liar,” Alex said suspiciously.
“Have you ever stolen something?”
“Umm yes,” said Alex.
“Now that would make you a thief. Have you ever said God’s Name in vain.”
“Yeah So I guess I am not a very good person,” Alex said thinking to himself.
“So would you be innocent our guilty on judgment day?” Devin asked.
“Well I guess I would be guilty”
“Would you go to heaven or hell?”
Alex thought a moment and then said “hell”
“Does that concern you?” Devin asked.
"Umm, Yes! it does,” Alex said.
“Do you know what God did so you don’t have to go there?”
“No, what did he do?”
“God sent his son Jesus to die on the cross. He died put our sins (all sins) on him and rose three days later. And all you have to do is Repent (turn from sins) and put your faith and trust in Christ Jesus. Do you have a Bible at home?” Devin asked.
“Yes, I do” Alex said.
“Well take time to read it,” Devin said happily.
They waved and walked away and never fought again.