Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Word on Wednesday...

Genesis 1:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning— the first day. And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate the waters from the waters." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning— the second day. And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning— the third day. And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights— the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning— the fourth day. And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth." And there was evening, and there was morning— the fifth day. And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it— I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good."

When I think about nature, the creation of new life, and the world around us, I am in awe of God. I love reading in Genesis 1 how He created the heavens, the earth and everything in it and saw that "it was good." Amazing, just amazing...

Last weekend, we went camping with my family and some family friends. We had such a great time visiting, hiking, caving, and eating!

...our home away from home for the weekend!



Hanging out at camp...



Phisher and Cayden playing.



Kynzie and Zayde playing with the leaves.



Addye, Phisher and Cayden sweep up leaf piles.



Zayde and Daddy driving to go hiking.



Getting ready for our hike...



Our family!



Our group...
(Mia, Teresa, Rick, Christa, Tamara, Sara, Becky)



Mommy and Zayde



Daddy and Zayde



God's beautiful creation...




While Daddy was caving, Mr. Rick helped carry Zayde.



We enjoyed a delicious meal of smoked ribs, grilled chicken, fried tators, grilled veggies, pineapple, baked beans, rolls, and smores after our hike.



Mmmm...




Phisher and Cayden warming up by the campfire.



Breakfast time...



Zack couldn't get out of bed, so I sent Zayde in to wake him up only to find him snuggled up next to Daddy!



Happy Kynzie!



The kids enjoy their breakfast.



Some of the group went for another hike the next day...
(Cayden, Teresa, Rick, Zack, Carol, Charles, Kynzie, Zayde and Phisher)



Taking a snack break...




Papa and Kynzie with Zack and Zayde



Zayde and Kynzie...






Enjoying a game of cards!
(Becky, Tamara, Amy, Ashton)



Mr. Rick and Zayde



Overall, everyone had a great time!!

18 comments:

Cassie said... said...

I don't think I have ever seen such a crazy bunch of names spellings in my life!! Looks like you all had a great time and from the looks of it no one starved!

Julie said...

Camping is one of the best ways to most enjoy God's creation! Bryan and I use to go all the time but we haven't had a chance since earlier this summer.

I'm jealous!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the pictures. It looks like yall had a great time!

Campbell Crusade said...

What a fun weekend! and a great one to go camping at that- Just beautiful. We went camping over the weekend as well with my family out by the Buffalo. It was so much fun. I'll hopefully be posting some picts soon.
You're right, there's nothing like getting out (such as camping and hiking) and enjoying God's beautiful creation!

The Disheroons said...

I am jealous too not just of the food but the whole weekend. That table of food looked great. Can you tell I am thinking about food a lot these days.

Suzette said...

Yummm, those potatoes and onions make me hungry! What a fun trip!

I absolutely LOVE your hair! I think that length looks sooo good on you! Makes me want to cut mine! :)

Zayde looks so grown up in all of these pics! So cute. He has the prettiest blue eyes!

Faith said...

You guys have the neatest family adventures! I am amazed by all of God's Creation. He is awesome!

becky said...

I love all of the pictures!! We had such a great time. I think it is definitely something we will have to do again with our families!! Yummy, I just thought of our smores we made =)!!

Cindy said...

Looks like y ou all had a great time! I love the scripture verses along with the pictures.

Tamara said...

We had so much fun! I think we need to start doing camping trips more often.

THE PIXLER'S said...

It looks like you had a great time. Kyle and I were so upset that we didn't get to go more this year. We all love to camp/hike and just get out of our huge city that we live in and just have a nice time together. And again your family is just to cute.

davidcatherinewilson said...

How fun! We are going to try to go camping in a couple of weeks with the kids for the first time. Hopefully it won't be too cold. Where is Tommy in these pictures? Does he skip those family trips :)

Kim said...

We were there Saturday! How crazy! I'm amazed we didn't see you. It looks like you all had just as much fun as we did. I love those fun family outings!

The Lewis's said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Brittney said...

I'm really behind on posting comments! What a fun trip! I know I tend to take advantage of the beauty around me, so it's nice to get out and truly enjoy it!

Ashlie said...

I love camping trips!! I can't wait to go on one now that our weather is cooling down. Looks like y'all had a great time!

Oh, and I tagged you on my blog, so check it out when you get a chance!

Jessica said...

Nice looking tent! Whose is it? (wink, wink!) : )

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures, Amy!

From, Holly