Friday, December 7, 2012

we have moved

Since I have used up all my storage on this blog address, I have had moved our blog to another site:

I still have some work to do on it, but will be posting over there from now on!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

why it is reasonable to give your life to Christ

I love these guys so much!  I love that they are such great friends, too.  They make me laugh often and hard :)  

Cameron had to read three famous American sermons from the 1600s and 1700s this week. One each by John Winthrop, Cotton Mather, and George Whitefield.  After reading them he had to write an essay on why it is reasonable to give your  life to Christ.  Here is what he wrote.  

Cameron Currier  
Mrs. Krumrey   
29 November 2012
                                                  Accept or Reject

      What is the purpose of life? Is it to make money, pursue your desires, to help others? All of these things can only lead to temporary happiness. There must be something more- Someone greater. Could the meaning of life be to bring glory to Someone greater than anyone else, the glory that they deserve? This paper will assert an opinion on why it is logical and smart to give your life to Christ, and ultimately, find the purpose of life.

      People often want to live a life full of meaning, and purpose. They look for it in places where it cannot be found. However, Jesus explains in the Bible that He is the Way the Truth and the Life. (John 14:6) If a person knows why he is placed on this planet, he can know that he has a purpose, and that he can make a difference. Having this outlook, a person faces the day with joy and hope. So many people have gone through all types of things, but then at the end of their life have looked back and they feel everything has been done in vain. Even Tom Brady, a successful NFL quarterback, in a speech once said he still feels empty. In the book of John Christ tells us that what gain is it to a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit their soul?

      Giving one’s life to Christ is the only way one can find true joy. Happiness can be found in other things, as well, however. Yet, there is a difference between happiness and joy. Joy is being happy in all circumstances, whether good or bad. Happiness is when one is happy for a time, but happiness does not last without Christ. With Christ one can go through their life with a joyful heart.

      Another reason why giving one’s life to Jesus is reasonable is the matter of hope. There is a world out there full of hurting, hopeless people. God promises us that when we give our life to Him, we have the hope of eternal life. Many people live with the fear of death. This often leads to depressed, frightened people. Not only is the life-span of a depressed person full of turmoil and pain, but oftentimes it is shorter. A life of hope makes a person much more joyful, and one can never explain how much different a person’s life is when they are joyful!

      Many people in this world are looking for true love. This leads to many problems such as broken relationships, broken hearts, sadness and more. In the Bible Jesus tells that he has loved us with an everlasting love. This love is unconditional, and unending. If we give Jesus our hearts and our love, He will always do only what is best for us. With such powerful love coming from such a powerful loving Being, people are joyful, hopeful, and satisfied.

      What else can a person ask for than a life filled with satisfaction, joyfulness, hopefulness, and true love? Jesus can give a person all these things and even more. If you give your heart to Jesus, He will also bless you and look out for you, and be your best friend. This goes to show why it is reasonable to give your life to Him. God already loves you, He is just waiting for you to reciprocate it so than He can give you all these wonderful things and more. In the end, then, you can accept or reject this great love. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012


After lunch today, I was still sitting at the table with Matt when Andrew came in and told me that Micah was sleeping.  He had cuddled up with Caleb on the couch and fallen right to sleep.  Sweetness....

17 years is not a long time

17 years is not a long time.  It is actually quite short.  I have proof!  It was only yesterday that Brianna was born and she is trying to tell me that it was 17 years ago.  Crazy girl! 
 Really, though.... despite the   warnings from all the old ladies when Brianna was a baby that she would be out of the house before I knew it, I did not believe them at all.  At that point, each day sometimes seemed like years!  I am pretty sure that I wouldn't have been so discouraged about my lack of sleep, tying Brianna's shoes, getting her dressed, buckling her car seat, feeding her food, explaining why she had to eat her vegetables....  And I am certain I wouldn't have rushed her growing up.  Why was I so anxious to have her start on solid foods or get rid of her pacifier or have her start school?  I remember the days when I would just want a nap so I would have her lie down in my  bed with me while Cameron was sleeping in his crib.  She would not.stop.talking.  I would tell her to please be quiet it was time to rest.  I would tell her that if she talked again she would get in trouble.  Oh how I miss those days!  (not that she can't still talk ;)  Now she is seventeen, a senior in high school, heading to college in the fall, perfectly capable of running a household, takes care of babies like a pro, can cook anything to perfection, drives (a 15 passenger van!), and is one of my very best friends.

Happy Birthday to the sweetest 17 year old I know!

 Thanks for the cake, Aunt Shell!

  Words can't say how proud we are of you and your love for the Lord and desire to please Him!

We love you Brianna~

sword drills

Micah has caught on to the competition during Early Bird.  It's okay that he doesn't know how to find the references or how to read....he thinks he can still be a part of Sword Drills. :)

Friday, November 23, 2012


It was wonderful to be in NH for Thanksgiving. Nice to be around family and all things familiar.  We ate our main meal at Ron and Bobbi's new house.  They were gracious and very brave to have all of us over to their home.  With 20 people all together, it was a house full!  
I didn't have my camera so all these pictures were taken using Matt's phone.  I thought it would be better to have these than have none at all.  I love to capture sweet memories :)

 Alissa made name cards for each place setting.

 Jean hasn't missed a Thanksgiving or Christmas with mom and dad for many, many years.  She enjoys every minute of the loud, chaotic celebrations!

 Bobbi made her mom's famous stuffing.  It could have been my main course- it was delicious!

I missed some moments and some people since the phone took some really blurry pictures- but we have those memories in our hearts.  It was a really special day!  We truly do have so much to be thankful for~

Saturday, November 10, 2012


We got a small taste of winter on Thursday.  It didn't snow much, but it was enough to make a snow man.  The kids had a ton of fun in the snow and can't wait for a real snow fall. :)

Micah was so cute when he got up in the morning and saw the snow coming down.  He stood on the couch and just stared out the window with an expression of such amazement.  I couldn't take my eyes off of him!  He is starting to talk now and we got him to say "nah" for snow.  I love babies~