Archive for July 13th, 2008

Some Sunday Stuff

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

(I made this graphic using tools available at the site Picnik.)

This has been a beautiful, relaxing Sunday afternoon. It’s a sunny 80 degrees here in the Pacific Northwest, and Rick’s fishpond is looking especially lovely. The water lilies are blooming.

After a simple sandwich lunch (to minimize work for the mama and her helpers), Lydia, Rebecca and Debra were doing some sketching. Here is a photo of Lydia wondering why Dad is taking her picture; she’s only trying to draw, after all:

Rick and Debra also “entertained” our future son-in-law, Justin (pictures of Sarah and Justin coming soon) by reciting almost the entire Westminster Shorter Catechism. That’s 107 questions, folks, from

Question 1: What is the chief end of man?
Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.

To Question 107: What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s prayer teach us?
Answer: The conclusion of the Lord’s prayer, [which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen.] teacheth us, to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to him. And, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.