February 24, 2011

Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr

Some of you have wondered where I got my children's nicknames. Though my boys are NOT triplets, they remind me very much of these charming young fellows in Maj Lindman's story books.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Snipp Snapp and Snurr is the name of fictional triplets depicted in a series of children's books by author/illustrator Maj Lindman. The triplets, all boys with blond hair, live in Sweden and have light hearted misadventures. The series of books were first created in the 1920s in Sweden and then printed in English in the United States from the 1930s. A 1936 New York Times review of the book Snipp Snapp Snurr and the Yellow Sled cited the Snipp, Snapp, Snurr series as "popular with the little children".
The series of books continued until about 1960. Lindman also produced a series of books about triplet girls names Flicka Ricka and Dicka. Some of Lindman's stories were included in a series of compilations called "The Best of Children's Books".

February 21, 2011


Genesis 41:51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

Genesis 41:52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Genesis 48:13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

Genesis 48:14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

Genesis 48:17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

Genesis 48:18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

Genesis 48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Did you catch it? I didn't "see" it until I read a book recently called "When I Lay My Isaac Down" by Carol Kent. Jackie Kendall explained an amazing nugget to Carol.

The basic idea was this: The double blessing came from not surviving a painful journey, but it came from becoming fruitful on that painful journey.......

February 09, 2011

Encouraging Quotes

Some quotes I have in the front of my Bible:

"It is a daily struggle to keep our faith, but God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit has His unbreakable grip on us and none of us will be defeated by this."~unknown fellow griever

"Believe God's word and power more than you believe your own feelings and experiences. Your Rock is Christ, and it's not the Rock which ebbs and flows, but your sea." ~Samuel Rutherford

"To accept widowhood is my 'assignment' for the moment, though hard, is encouraging, because I know I am walking in God's will." ~Anne, fellowgriever

"Those strong aches have to somehow be translated into aches for God." ~Jamie, fellowgriever

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds" Psalm 147:3

"I have no business trying to find out where God is leading--the only thing God will explain to me is Himself." ~unknown

"It is God's chief goal is to deepen our relationship with Him." ~unknown

"Prayer doesn't mean my situation will change; but it will change me." ~unknown

"In times of confusion remember these truths: God has a plan; He is in control. God's timing is always perfect. We have nothing to fear. We have much to learn." ~heard on radio from unknown pastor

Be worthy--Today I want my life to be pleasing to Him. Tomorrow I want to keep doing this. I don't know what's coming. I don't know what the cost will be, but I want to be found faithful.