Saturday, January 4, 2014
on December 29th Savannah told Charlie that he would have his BEST Birthday EVER! We figured that was probably pretty likely since it was his first one.
Some things Charlie is doing:
Saying "Mama" - which means "more"
Saying "Uh Oh"
Eating pretty much all kinds of foods
Drinking Whole Milk
Crawling up the stairs
Loves bath time with sister!
We went to my parent's house for lunch. My mom signs everyone in our family up for this Birthday cake drawing with a local radio station and it's awesome because we almost always win! I think every person in our family had a free cake from HyVee on our birthday this year. And last year. Since Charlie is still working on blowing on things and when we tried it with Savannah on her first Bday, she grabbed the fire - we just let Savannah blow out his candle.
But little Bubs got his own cake! First Cake!!!
Do you think he enjoyed it?
He got some gifts too. I realized this year how hard it will be to separate his Birthday from Christmas. But since it was his first one, we were all just happy to celebrate. He loves this hammer toy. He plays with it a lot every day still. Actually, he just loves tools.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Remember when Charlie started sleeping well? Me neither.
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Monday, November 18, 2013
I've been doing youth ministry at Cornerstone Church for almost 10 years, 6 of which I have been employed there part time. I love my job. I was once challenged to think through the kinds of things I am most fueled by and to think of my dream job in relation to that - what I came up with was Tour Guide! That's a kind of funny dream job - but when I think about what I do at Cornerstone, it's pretty similar. Through out my week I get to host people at our church at in our home. I get to teach them about things that I have learned and open their eyes to a new view. I get to solve problems here and there and I get to be a part of where we are going. Pretty amazing.
In the last few years Cornerstone has begun to offer Masters level theology classes. Many of the men I work with, and some of the woman have taken these classes and already received a Masters in Theology. Yay for them! It takes a lot of work to do something like that. Recently, it has been put in front of me that I too ought to consider taking these classes. There are several reasons that have been brought to my attention by co-workers, superiors, and Travis that I agree with and I'm not going to go into - but overall I am getting the feeling (spiritually and logically) that I will soon be enrolled in CLASSES! I am 32 years old. I have no undergrad degree. I have never liked school and even dropped out of Kindergarten for peat's sake! And here I am, about to take Masters level classes.
I've been working through some pretty significant insecurities the last few weeks. I wasn't aware that those were still laying around in the depth of my soul. I'm a ridiculously secure person over all. When I think of reading books and comprehending them and having a dead line and writing a paper…. I cry a little. Not always outwardly, but always in my heart. I am a terrible reader. I'm not illiterate. I just can't just read and get it. Not at all. Most adults I know can. They talk about the books they are reading for fun or entertainment or to better their parenting. I try. I do. But when it takes me 10 minutes to fight through 3 pages….. So here are some truths I've discovered about this:
Truth #1: Satan wants to kill and destroy me. He wants me to believe that I am Dummy McDummerson. He wants me to quit. To think that I cannot understand what others can and that I cannot do anything that is hard or would require something more than I personally can give. Satan wants nothing good for me and will do anything to bring me harm.
Truth #2: It is not up to Wendy Sue Pierce to figure out the key to understanding the depths of wisdom that explain the Word of God. That's the role of the Holy Spirit. I have no business worrying about how I will get myself to do something that only He can do in me.
Truth #3: I have a great husband who is willing to love and support me. Jesus is totally on my side and one way He has shown that is by giving me a husband, Travis Pierce, who is also on my side. He has already championed for me with encouragement and grace. In actuality - he is the student of the house and he would much rather be the one enrolled in a class of any kind. But by his servanthood and love for me and for what God is doing in and with my life - he's giving this to me.
So I'll keep you posted.
Back to school, back to school to prove to dad that I'm no fool.
- That's a movie quote for the older crowd - I don't actually have to prove anything to my dad. :)
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how I waste time ......
- I've been in Ames almost my whole life. Love it here. I've been a wife to Travis since 2002, and a momma to Savannah since 2008. Love it here. I've been following Jesus since 1998, and working hard in ministry ever since. Love it here.
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