This 18th Century Hymn Proves Life has always had Distractions

We have many distractions today.  Distractions that turn our attention away from God.  Wouldn't it have been great to live in the 1700's when there were less distractions? It must have been so much easier to keep one's attention fixated on God and His will. Or was it? There lived a pastor by the name of Robert Robinson in the 18th century.  He also is known for writing the popular hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. The 4th verse goes like this, O to grace how great a debtor Daily I'm constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee: Prone...

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Max and Daddy Find a New Use for the Lightning McQueen Easter Basket

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A Timeline of Max’s First and Second Year!

Last year we did a photo each month to show the progression of Max.  This year we are doing the same thing.  There is a bonus for this post.  We will include the first year photos with this post so that you can see Max's progression for 24 months.  Check back to this post each month for a new photo! 1 Week Old   1 Month Old   2 Months Old   3 Months Old   4 Months Old   5 Months Old   6 Months Old   7 Months Old   8 Months Old   9 Months Old   10 Months Old   11 Months Old   1...

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Max Caught Trying on Momma’s Sunday Best!

This rugged little boy was caught trying on momma's clothes.  Momma may have or may not have added the flower to his hair.  

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Max Watching ‘Vroom Goes the Red Race Car’

Max's favorite song has been 'Vroom Goes the Red Race Car' by Patty Shukla.  In the photos below Max is watching this with daddy.  He also takes time to give daddy a smooch and look at momma's Bible.  Below the images you can watch Max's favorite song. Max at 18 months

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Who Needs the Muffin Man When We Have a Pancake Boy!

Okay, Max isn't the muffin man but he could be the pancake boy.  This morning max stepped into the kitchen, strapped on his apron and mixed us up some pancake batter.  This is one of the many benefits of having a son.  Now if I could just get him to clean the toilet.

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Max and Momma Taking Timeout for the Camera

Here are two best looking people of the Knapp family.  I am very thankful for the joy they bring to my life.  And it is a joy that never has to end because of Him, "the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." -Matthew 20:28 (ESV) Max at 17 months and Momma at 358 months...

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Max and Daddy Taking Timeout for the Camera

I knew I shouldn't have taken any pictures with Max! Every time I do he always looks better by comparison. ;-)   Max at 17 months

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Introducing the Let’s Start Talking Team for 2014

The Cook Family:  Matt, Dana, Darby (14), Quinn (12) and Ainsley (6) are from Canadian, Texas.  Canadian is a small, rural community in the northern part of the state where cowboys on horseback are still common.  Matt is a minister and Dana is a secretary.  Their 3 children are students busy with school and sports. In 2011, Matt and Dana visited Peine and loved the people and their city.  Through their connection with people there, they welcomed Lena Kühne, a Peine high school student, into their family while she attended school at Canadian High School in 2012-2013.  The Cooks are very...

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Max is Now a Walker with Crawling Habits

I can type pretty fast.  I had two typing classes in high school and no, I wasn't required to take the same class twice. :-) One thing I always remember the teacher saying was to not look at our hands.  Most of us continued to look at our hands anyway.  That was why I got so fast.  It was easier than trying to type without looking at my hands.  Recently I discovered that I can type pretty quit without looking.  After years and years of typing I guess I memorized where the keys were at. In a similar way Max can walk but still crawls quite a bit.  Why?  It's just quicker than walking at the moment....

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