Martha had invited Jesus to her house. When the men sat down to listen to Jesus teach about God, the women were usually working around the house. They would prepare food for the guests, keep the house clean, and clean up after meals. Martha was getting mad because Mary was sitting and listening to Jesus. She wasn't helping with all the chores. Martha was a busy bee. She was cooking and setting the table and she wanted some help. So she complained to Jesus and asked him to tell Mary to help out. She didn't stop to think about what she was saying. She just knew she didn't want to do it all herself.
This was the girls Bible lesson on Sunday at Church School. I had the day off of work today and was really on a roll getting things done around here...that have needed done for so long! Ella comes to me in the midst of my busy-ness and says to me..."Mommy, you are very busy today...just like Martha. You need to stop and take a few minutes to spend time with God".
Oh, you are so right, my sweet girl. Today and everyday...right in the midst of our busy-ness....we need to just stop....and spend time with the One who loves us most!
These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago. They are scanned in, so the quality is not so great, but I really was happy with how they turned out. The dresses are adorable, aren't they? Jen made them and you can check out more of her creations here.
I had Ella's pre-school conference today. I am really thrilled with her pre-school. It is at our church, so that makes it even more special! But the staff is just so warm and friendly. Her 2 teachers this year are just the nicest ladies you could meet. They said Ella is doing very well and is a joy to have in class. I asked if there was any child in particular that she plays with and they said she plays with everyone...but tends to like playing with the boys more. Yup! That's my gal.....she loves doing girlie girl things, but loves the rough play of boys...just a bit more! Here's a funny story.....we were at a family gathering a few weeks ago and there was a little boy there...same age as Ella....so they were pal-ing around. I watch as the little boy starts to initiate a little bit of rough play as boys tend to do. Ella thought this was great and joined right in...laughing and having the best time as they were wrestling around. Well, I think this totally threw the little boy off, because he really was not a match for my gal and it was starting to bother him a bit...so I had to pull her away. Ha! Look out boys.....girls can be very cute on the outside, but that does not mean they can't hold their own. lol!!!!
I need some suggestions....Ella really has a heart for Jesus and wants to learn so much about Him. I have not yet touched on the story of the Crucifixion, because it is a hard thing to hear about...even for us adults. She saw a picture recently that had Jesus on the cross and was asking so many questions, including the pain that was caused by the nails. She wants to know why Jesus was nailed to the Cross. Of course, I told her the reason, but she wants more. I told her I would have to look for a children's book that talks about this. This was 2 weeks ago and she has asked me EVERY day since then if I got a book about Jesus on the Cross. Any recommendations??
Tuesday, January 20, 2009