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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Today, our Brogan is 5. He's been counting the days for nearly a month, and today his birthday finally arrived. I've always thought a boy who is 5 seems so much bigger than one who is 4. Today Brogan seemed to decide that for himself. He started the day by helping his big brother take out the trash, and then he fixed cereal for Colson and himself.

Grandma H. called to sing to him this morning, he just grinned into the phone and seemed to clam up after that. All that happiness can choke a guy up, apparently. Auntie T. and his cousins called to sing after dinner.

Brogan originally chose Chili's for his birthday dinner, but M. wanted to stay home. So we asked him, "What do you want Mama to fix for dinner?"

His choice: Green apples, instant oatmeal with dinosaur eggs, and baked potatoes.

M. began to rethink the Chili's option.

He recieved a Spiderman costume, and Braden donned a Fantastic Four costume and they did battle for quite a long time in our living room. Colson put on his Batman pajamas and joined in.

5 years ago today, Brogie was our Thanksgiving baby. Our middle child. The baby we thought we couldn't have.

God has blessed us with a fiesty, beautiful boy.


At 11:17 PM , Blogger Lori said...

"18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles." Romans 1:18-23 ESV.

However, Augustine did say, "1. "Great art thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is thy power, and infinite is thy wisdom."[6] And man desires to praise thee, for he is a part of thy creation; he bears his mortality about with him and carries the evidence of his sin and the proof that thou dost resist the proud. Still he desires to praise thee, this man who is only a small part of thy creation. Thou hast prompted him, that he should delight to praise thee, for thou hast made us for thyself and restless is our heart until it comes to rest in thee. Grant me, O Lord, to know and understand whether first to invoke thee or to praise thee; whether first to know thee or call upon thee. But who can invoke thee, knowing thee not? For he who knows thee not may invoke thee as another than thou art. It may be that we should invoke thee in order that we may come to know thee. But "how shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? Or how shall they believe without a preacher?"[7] Now, "they shall praise the Lord who seek him,"[8] for "those who seek shall find him,"[9] and, finding him, shall praise him. I will seek thee, O Lord, and call upon thee. I call upon thee, O Lord, in my faith which thou hast given me, which thou hast inspired in me through the humanity of thy Son, and through the ministry of thy preacher.[10] "

My comment was basically to say, at least my intention was to say, that men are unable to come to God of their own volition.

At 1:33 PM , Blogger Jess said...


Oh, the time flies doesn't it! 5 is such a great age.

They are all so handsome and LOL@the rethinking of Chilis!



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