Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Sunday, December 27, 2009




Psalm 78
A maskil of Asaph.
1 O my people, hear my teaching;
listen to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter hidden things, things from of old-
3 what we have heard and known,
what our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD,
His power, and the wonders He has done.
Psalm 71:17-19
17 Since my youth, O God, You have taught me,
and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare Your power to the next generation,
Your might to all who are to come.
[emphasis added]


Farmgirl Cyn said...

What a beautiful family you have....I love these photos!!!

Runner Mom said...

Oh, Stephanie! How precious!! Love these darling children. What a blessing!

Thank you for your beautiful and uplifting words on my blog. I truly appreciate them. You are a special lady.

Much love,

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a blessing your little kiddos must give you! And how true, it's our responsibility to share God's word with the next generations, to teach them God's precepts. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

What darling little ones! They are all fair-haired like you!

I am so thankful that God invented grandyoungin's. They are the biggest blessing aren't they my friend?

Love to you !

A Stone Gatherer said...

Beautiful Babies and wonderful scripture that tells of our wonderful privilege of sharing what we know of the Lord with the next generation!

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Dear Friend,

Your grandchildren are absolutely beautiful just as God has designed them all to be...and the Scriptures...they penetrate deeply within me. I always pray over my children, grandchildren in every positive way that I can. You have blessed me again tonight as you always do when I come here to get filled.

Love you,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Wow, that's a lot of young ones on your lap. I'm sure your delight through it all.


Denise Hughes said...

What a blessing your grandkids must be! And so cute too! David's psalm is my heart's prayer too - to pass on all that God has taught me and shown me to the next generation. All for His glory!

Pat said...

Beautiful Family!! The best gift of all!
Merry Christmas (everyday!!) and ...Happy New Year,

sonja said...


They are all so beautiful. No wonder 'Jesus loves the little children!'...

Just Be Real said...

Wow, what a beautiful large family you have there dear one. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to all in the new year!

Wylie said...

PRECIOUS PICS!!!!!!! Happy new year to you & yours Stephanie! I look forward to praising the LORD with you in 2010!!

Edie said...

What precious little blessings you have there!

Thank you for all your words of encouragement to me through out the year!

Much love and blessings to you for the new year!!

Crown of Beauty said...

Such lovely pictures! I love the pure innocence in their faces!

We can touch generations by the way we live our life today!

You are surely a blessing to the next generation. Your depth of insight inspires me.