Monday, July 21, 2008

Chocolate Chatting...

This is the new phone - and it's SO fun!! WAY too gadget-y for me, but cool to play with. It's the Verizon Chocolate - and lest you think us beyond our means - it was free - and it's my work phone. Nonetheless, it's been fun to tinker with...

Pass Me Not

I love hymns!!! While our church does the more contemporary praise-band thing, I still sing my favorites to my kids... What will I do when they're old enough to realize mama's bellering isn't all that cool? Anyhoo, I heard this one this morning on Pandora, and remember how much I loved it...

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou are calling,
Do not pass me by.

Let me at a throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief;
Kneeling there in deep contrition,
Help my unbelief.

Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

Thou the spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee,
Whom in Heav’n but Thee.

Fanny Crosby wrote Pass Me Not (that's her in the upper right), along with like a billion other well-known hymns, despite being blind from shortly after birth. She's got a really inspiring story... Check it out:

Fourth of July Festivities

My niece, Kate, snapped some shots of Noah at the annual Kahle 4th of July party. We both love his expression in the one on the left... and the others are fun, too. He was really into the firework thing this year - and LOVED the sparklers!!!! I can't believe he'll be 4 in a few weeks... We've come a long way from the little guy in the NICU. He's so funny, too. He's really proud of the fact that he's been to Children's Hospital twice...what a hoot! Like it's some badge of honor... heehee. I'd like to think he's calmed down a bit this summer. He'll sit and color now - and can write his name, so we're getting there. He's does have quite the vocabulary on him, for a half-pint, which makes Daddy extra-special proud. Like father, like son....