Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Quote on My Desk

"But in Friendship... we think we have chosen our peers. In reality, a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another, posting to different regiments, the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting – any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking, no chances. A secret Master of Ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples 'Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,' can truly say 'You have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for one another.' The Friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of all the others."
-C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Randomness...

Hi, friends. Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.

We had a wonderful time on our cruise to Mexico. It was nice to be together as a family without the crazy business of cell phones and computers. Though I love these conveniences, sometimes I think they make our lives busier than they need to be.

Anyway, before I go off on a tangent, we woke up to beautifully ice covered trees this morning. It looked a bit like Narnia around here. I was waiting for the characters to come out of our woods. :) It amazed me to see the beauty that surrounded me. All I could think is "How Great is Our God!" The ultimate creative One who made this beautifully intricate world, the King of Kings, Great Jehovah cares about me...insignificant me with all of my faults, failures, shortcomings and selfishness.

Quite an overwhelming thought, isn't it?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cruising...

Hi, Friends.

The Stanton Family will be taking a break from blogging this week. We have an amazing opportunity to go on a Christian cruise to Mexico thanks to my wonderful boss, Charles Billingsley. You can check it out here.

Anyway, we are looking forward to some time together. Hope it doesn't rain!

Thanks, Kathy and Sarah, for holding down the fort. And thanks, Jacque, for taking care of our house!

Hope to have pictures to post when we return.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year, Friends!

Hard to believe that another year has come and gone!
Things have been a bit crazy in the Stanton house lately. We spent Christmas in Atlanta with Tim's family. Jonathan had a WONDERFUL time with his cousins Riley and Walker. We were also able to catch up with Angela and Larry Prince.


My brother got engaged over the holidays and is planning a November 2009 wedding. We are so happy for Kenny and Andrea.

Tim turned 31 on December 29. Boy, are we getting OLD! :)

Jonathan also got his tonsils out the same day. So this past week has been pretty mellow in the Stanton house.

Hope your new year has started out well. Looking forward to what God has in store in 2009!