Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Life Is Buggy

As I sit here in this country completely filled to the brim with bugs (in case you didn't know I am not a fan of bugs and I do not let them live) I got to thinking that life is Buggy.  

You are going through life from day to day and then bugs just come in everywhere.  They sneak their way into our lives just like Satan.  They are everywhere just like Satan is everywhere.   He sneaks his way in and we, sometimes, don't even recognize it.  He sneaks his way in and starts making himself at home....just like all these bugs that don't belong in my home.  He does not belong in our lives.  Why do we let the bug in?  

(this are the buggy's guts...Logan ended his life
and this was the effects)

We must fumigate Satan out of our lives.  He is moving in on us.  He is overtaking lives right and left.  He doesn't need unbelievers.  He already has them.  He is working on those who believe, those who have obeyed.  He is working hard..Bugging in our lives.  We must put our armor on and fight.  We have to win that fight with Satan.

This gecko is playing dead.  Apparently they have
a fighting mechanism of when something attempts to 
attack them that they make their tail detach and the tail
then wiggles and they play dead...only to make a run for it.

Well, he was unsuccessful!

We must win this fight in life. 

Won't it be a glorious day rejoicing with the Lord! 

I don't want Satan to win.  Satan is watching, waiting, and attacking...
sometimes all in the same breath.  We must be ready.  We must fight.
Don't let the bug in.

You can't beat Satan without getting dirty.  We have to fight hard.  

Ephesians 6:11
"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil."

Yes, my child is this dirty...

Every single day.

I must fight the biggest bug of all.  These bugs are nothing.  Satan is the biggest and worst of all, and he is everywhere.  He is working everywhere.  

Friday, August 10, 2012

And On The 3rd Day

Genesis 1:9-13
And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear."  And it was so.  God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together called Seas.  And God saw that it was good.  And God said, "Let the Earth sprout vegetation, plants, yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the Earth.  And it was so. The Earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

Tuesday morning we spontaneously decided we were going to make a day-trip to the beach for our "Saturday" family day.  So, we packed up our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (David is so happy that we found grape jelly at PriceSmart...he is not a fan of strawberry), snacks, lots of sunscreen and headed out.  

It is amazing how in this country one minute you are looking at steep mountains spotted with canopies from the jungle, to rolling hills, to green pastures, back to the jungle, and then BEACH.  The beach, in my opinion is one of the most beautiful things God created.  And he did it all in one day, the third day to be exact.

Costa Rican Architecture along the way


You see this and that used to construct homes here

At first glance you would think this is a barn, but
it is a home.

Who needs a concrete barrier when you have sticks?

This truck was in front of us hauling ceramic
tile sinks.  Note the 3 on the back end that are not
fastened.  I had my zoom lens on, David was not this close
to the bumper.

My kids spotted the Golden Arches.  
We had to make a drive thru stop when we 
were heading home.
Those thousand calorie fries were so yummy.

So glad I looked out the window in time to grab the 
camera and capture this.

You can only imagine the shrieking screams
when their feet hit the sand.  All tranquility for 
other beach bums was removed when we
arrived ; )

He loves to snorkel.

Gotta love a cute baby bummy.

They are waiting on the waves.

David found this Starfish just seconds after stepping
foot in the water.

God did this on the 3rd Day!!  Amazing!

This was Leia's first trip to the beach 
since we were in Kenting, Taiwan. 
She wasn't quite sure what to think at first.
But she soon warmed up to it.

Cool Dude!

If you could only hear her happy shrills...

She is testing it...thinking about it.

I could sit here and never get bored.

And the smiles begin.

Carson's version of riding the waves. 
Maybe we will eventually invest in a Styrofoam boogie board.

He LOVES the ocean.

She thought the sand was pretty cool 
on her toes.

They decided they did need the goggles.

Coming out of big wave.

Funny how they can entertain themselves with not
a single toy.

Wow...some tan lines from all his walking everyday.

Don't the goggles just add to the cuteness?

Starting to get a little tired I think.

Enjoying every little sand piece.

The BIGGEST fish I have
ever seen in person.


The kids were very in AWE!

My favorite picture.

She just ran around doing her own thing
most of the time.  She loved the sand.

She was loving the sand A LOT.  

She was telling the waves to "Stop."

She said, "This was the best day ever."

Just laying on the beach.  Happy as a lark.

He is waiting for the next wave.

Mr. Snorkel

Beach front property.  

Many memories made on this day.