It seems that we continue to be derelict in our blogging duties. We have had a month (or two) of intense business travel and our family dynamic has changed as well. As such I thought it might be appropriate to post explaining why that has impacted our blogging time.
God in his infinite wisdom and benevolent grace has chosen to bless us with another child! We are overwhelmed at His kindness toward us. We recognize the truth of his word that says, children are a blessing from God and we readily accept this blessing and the responsibility to raise this child along with his or her 7 siblings in the nurture and admonition of our Lord.
At the same time, we recognize that all blessings are not easy in our flesh and Beth does work through the beginning of each pregnancy with much morning sickness. This would account for the deficit of posts lately as she nourishes the new baby and the rest of us try to do our part as we earn a living and attempt to keep some order in the house.
We are home from the business travel for a short season and hope to catch the blog up with all the exciting things God has done here at vaughnshire and what the coming year may hold. For now, please rejoice with us over this great news and consider God’s sovereign plan among the nations as he grants to those that love him the blessing of a children.
Gen 17:15-16 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
Gen 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Psa 127:1-5 A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.