Thank you to Sean who surprised me by giving the blog a face lift. I'm a little giddy about it. It is resulting in a little more work than either of us anticipated (but worth it)! I'm working on moving over the old blogs to this one so if you were dying to read something from 2010 you'll have to wait. (Kidding. I don't expect you're that die hard about my blog.) I'm not able to move old comments over so feel free to add your comments to this blog. Let me know if you have trouble with anything as we work out any kinks.
Written by Sean Aaron -I believe in what God is doing through my wife with her blog. I have known for so many years that her quiet contemplation and personal disciplines would someday be rewarded by the kind of fruit I am seeing from her writing this blog. So I surprised her this week with a new blog layout and design that I made for her to better showcase her wisdom and stories. I know you are blessed by her and I hope that her words (which is truly backed up by her life) would bring change, conviction, and encouragement for years and years to come. I love you Shilo :)
We’ve been up to our ears in the Genesis story of Joseph this month. I just finished my fifth year of Bible Study Fellowship (shameless plug: www.bsfinternational.org. They have classes for all ages and in most cities. Life changing.) and this year’s study was Genesis. Our church has gone through a sermon series on Joseph and my husband is preaching on Joseph this weekend.
Last weekend we watched an animated Joseph movie with our kids. Everett has been loving the stories of Joseph from his kid’s class at BSF. At the beginning of the movie the kids were mesmerized as Joseph’s brothers circled around him, taunting him and threatening. They dumped him in the pit and Haley’s chubby toddler hands covered her eyes. ”Cary! Cary” (“Scary” in Haley speak.)
“They’re the meanest brothers ever!” My older kids proclaimed.
Then Everett chimed in. ”No guys! It’s okay. God wantsJoseph to go to that other country. It’s not scary. Watch. Watch. It’s supposed to go this way.”
Just throwing myself out there a bit...