Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Cards

Happy New Year! Today has been a day of rest for our family. We haven't left the house or changed out of our PJ's. Jonah did leave when the Hibbs stopped by to take him for ice cream. Other than that, we have been very lazy around here. It has been a good day.

We started something today that I heard about many years ago. We saved all of our Christmas cards and put them in a big basket. Every night, when we pray with Jonah or when we sit down to eat a meal together at home, we will draw one of the cards out and pray for that family. I love this idea. It is a great way to teach Jonah to pray for other people and also a reminder for us to thank God for special people in our lives and pray for them specifically.

So, tonight Dan drew the first card from the middle of the stack. This is who he drew!

Yep, Rob and Melanie! I found it so odd that we normally spend the New Year with them and didn't this year but drew their card first...on the new year! So, tonight we prayed for Rob and Melody. (Jonah is now calling her Melody rather than Melanie!) After we prayed for them, we put them at the bottom of the stack. We have about 120 cards so everyone should get a specific day of prayer at least 3 times this year. Don't you wish you would have sent us a card? ;-)


Sara Madalin's Mommy said...

I love this idea. I might have to start it next year. Love ya'll. Happy New Year.

Laura said...

Kewl idea!

rob h said...

If Izzy had a mouth (which clearly she does not), she would thank you for letting her finally have a blog debut. Either that or she would casually attempt to chew on your hand. It's a 50/50 shot either way, honestly.

Also, I apologize for not posting more. The little black furry creature has an endearing/annoying habit of bring her laser pointer to her parents whenever they're occupied and asking them to let her play chase. So most times that I would normally comment, instead I probably just had a pink laser pointer dropped on the keyboard and two big yellow eyes look up at me longingly. That's right, it's the cat's fault.

And a big thank you to the Jonah bug for praying for us today. It was a long drive to Dallas, but we hope to catch up soon. And I did think about y'all today as we drove past lovely Joe Alliet Stadium in Ruston and saw the billboard with Karl Malone on it.

Happy trails!

rob h said...

Well, drat, upon further examination, it appears Izzy had already made a blog debut. She would still be thankful for the appearance, or would possibly go lick water out of the faucet instead. She's indifferent like that sometimes.


winstead family said...

well, i didn't make it in time to send OUT chrismtas cards, so therefore, didn't receive anywhere NEAR 120!! i think it's a great idea though! maybe next year i'll get one from you!! :)

kathy malott said...

i love this idea too! Glad I sent you a card...I did, didn't I?

Jami Ainsworth said...

My cards are still waiting to be sent out...nice to know I will join the stack!

We certainly covent your prayers!


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