Friday, October 31, 2008

My sleepy buddy!

So this is what happened the first time...i was sitting and my buddy Colton crawls under the table and lays down on my crossed legs. A few minutes later I notice the I get up and leave him there to nap. It was a pretty funny thing to see


Then a day later he does it again...I love my little sleepy buddy!

Birth Days...

In a few days its this little fellas B-Day...

Man I love this little fella!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Old pictures...

AAhh...the old egg on the spoon game, being played by one Katie Ferdig (aka: Smith) who is now a Leader in Driven Jr. High. It is so cool to watch people grow! Had a great conversation with her tonight and found out she ran a half marathon a few days ago and is planning on running in the Twin Cities Marathon next year!
She has grown into an amazing woman...i know Kelly and I are proud of her!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The love of my wifes life...

Here it is...i know i bet you where thinking you would see a picture of me or one of the kids maybe even one of her siblings or a dog...but no it is 32 ounces of Diet Coke.

I know it says diet pepsi...but she loathes diet pepsi!

wow i just realized that i come in second place to a liquid!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This is what I married...

I showed you the other day what my lovely wife had to put up with in the man that God brought her way...well here is the beautiful site I got to see each morning!

Man that was awhile ago!

I still have to find the picture of when my hair was really long!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Its this little girls B-Day!!

Today she is 9 years old...where did the first nine years go?

with mom

with dad

Thursday, October 16, 2008

This is what Kelly married...

My wife
...bless her heart...married this however many years ago!

Man you have to love that hair!

And now that I think of it thank God Mac Hammond, Kevin Fletcher and Susan Fletcher looked past the hair and gave me a job!

oh yeah by the way this was when it was short! LOL!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Parts Are On The Way...

OOHH the joy of it all parts are on the way...woohoo. I am really happy for this stuff to all get here...everything from lifters to cams to headers...(insert Tim Allen Tool Man grunt).

by the way anyone know what this is?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good Friends...

Got to spend the day with some good friends Dima and Anya...all I can say is we are all blessed!

Really cannot get off of how blessed we all really are. You know we tend to forget the little things that God does sometimes cause we are looking for the big!

The sun rose and the sun set...God is faithful!

Have Fun...Fred

Monday, October 06, 2008

Filled Full...

I figured that my postings have lacked a little I am going to post this before my wife can (yep I am a post thief)! Dinner made by my amazing wife was awesome! This meal was filling warm and full of love.

I will let her tell of what she did...if she wants. But I am constantly impressed at her. It takes a lot of work to do all she does and does it all with such grace and poise!

Thanks Kelly...I Love You so much!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Going for a ride...

yep I leave here in about 45 minutes (8:15) to go for a ride today and it is 33 degrees out right you ask are you NUTS...nope just love riding and know how to dress for it!

Friday, October 03, 2008

I love this devotion from the other day...

Not Satisfied With Just Being Saved

Genesis 12:7

7Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

I don’t know about you, but I am not satisfied with just knowing that I am righteous by faith. I also want to get to know the One who made me righteous. I want to have an intimate relationship with my Savior!

Abraham was such a man. He was righteous by faith, but he also had a close walk with God and was blessed by God in all things. (Genesis 24:1) His nephew Lot, on the other hand, although righteous too (2 Peter 2:7–8), had no heart for God. He ended up losing a lot when Sodom, the city he dwelt in, was destroyed along with Gomorrah. He was saved by the skin of his teeth!

My friend, do you want to be a Christian like Lot, righteous but always finding yourself in trouble, or do you want to be a righteous-and-blessed Christian like Abraham? Then, like Abraham, have a heart for God.

From place to place, Abraham would build an altar to the Lord. And in between altars, he grew very rich! (Genesis 13:2) There is no biblical record, however, of Lot ever building an altar to the Lord.

What is an “altar” in today’s context? It is a place where you know that you have a close relationship with God. For example, when my late father was in the hospital, I was worried and did not know what to do. I remember driving down the road and crying. After a while, I just threw my cares to the Lord. When I reached the hospital, I just laid my hands on my father and said, “Be healed in Jesus’ name.” And he was healed!

Till today, I can remember the place where I had cast my cares to the Lord and leaned on His love for me. That is my “altar”. And it is not the only one.

We have got to have this kind of relationship with God, one full of “altars” that remind us of His love, goodness and faithfulness. Let’s not live the Christian life like Lot, saved by the skin of our teeth. Let’s walk closely with God as Abraham did, and be richly blessed in every area of our lives!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sqwak...Sqwak...feeling like a parrot!

Read this article from Mac (my pastor) this morning and felt it needed repeating...thus the parrot thing...i mean come on haven't you ever been around a kid and said that he is a parrot because he repeats everything!

Enough with me here it is:

Skills of Outstanding Leaders

Perseverance & Persistence

by Mac Hammond

Perseverance is all too rare a commodity these days. Theodore Giesel's first children's book was rejected by twenty-three publishers. The 24th publisher sold six million copies. Years later, "Dr. Suess" died knowing his perseverance resulted in entertaining and educating millions of children.

The value of perseverance is highlighted in many places in the Bible. For example, Galatians 6:9 says, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Persistence is a vital quality for leaders today.

My question for you is, "Are you being tempted to quit where you need to persevere?"