Friday, July 25, 2008


- Waterdeep Lyrics

Below is a comment I posted on a blog called Downward Spiral ( I just saw the post today and felt it was in rythm with my concern this afternoon.

It is both a confession and call for prayers. Thanks friends.

Donald & Angela said...
I was wondering about this today on the train

Paul says to Ephesus that he is praying for them that they would have the wisdom and understanding to see the hope of their calling, to see the riches of their inheritance, and the greatness of His power.

I started to realize that when I picture myself as "a man who helps the homeless" I see myself more poor and hopeless than rich, hopeful, and flowing with a greater power.

I need this prayer (sorry for the numbers, pasted from NET Bible):

I pray that43 the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,44 may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation45 in your growing knowledge of him,46 1:18 – since the eyes of your47 heart have been enlightened48 – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling,49 what is the wealth of his glorious50 inheritance in the saints, 1:19 and what is the incomparable51 greatness of his power toward52 us who believe, as displayed in53 the exercise of his immense strength.54

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Good thought from a magazine

Haha, well I read this in my Real Simple magazine. But, there was something about it. It's stayed in my head much longer than most of the quotes that they give at the beginning of each month's edition. Very honest.

"I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far." Neil Simon, Last of the Red Hot Lovers

So, here's to living!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Power of Prayer

It's a miracle! Katy and Kristian, I think if you try really really really hard, you will find the memory of the five us in DC. I know, its hard to believe, but clearly it is true. Doubting this would be like doubting the existence of big foots, loch ness monsters, and celebrity affairs. The camera never lies!

We still miss you!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Now that Abi is here, so is her blog! Check it out:

Abigail Kirsten Grace


Well, friends and family, we are so pleased and overjoyed to show off pictures of our little bundle of love. The past 4 days (AHHH, unreal, she is already 4 days old) have been such a mosaic of love, emotion, great joy, and love. I know we're saying love a lot, but really, there is not much else to say. We are in love.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A bit of a catch-up

Last weekend was so wonderful. Family, old friends, relaxation - not too many things can rival this on hot, Texas summer days. As I've been off of work on maternity leave (which is suprisingly easy and amazing to get used to!) I've been able to truly soak up each day, mentally and spiritually prepare for Abi's arrival, and treasure these last few times when it is just Donald and I. He is such a wonderful man, I am thankful for the man that he is and the father that he will be. We are so anticpating the arrival of our beautiful daughter, but being reflective and in a way, semi-sadly saying good-bye to the blissful and free days of the past two and a half years. I feel as though our lives will be exceedingly enriched by our wonderful gift, but that we truly are closing a chapter in our marriage as we begin the crazy adventure of the next.

Here's why our weekend was AWESOME!!!

The manly Wallace/McGown men demoing the house:

Joshua's First Swim in the Pool!

Happy Birthday!! Everyone was in town to celebrate Malia's wonderful life.

Josh is very anxious for his cousin to get here soon! (Us too, Josh!!)

Meeting my good friend Katye for coffee, and if you needed any more proof that Abi is going to be a big girl, look no further...