Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Monday, January 6, 2014

This Year is the Number 8!



The first week of January we celebrate birthdays in our house...three birthdays!  This year our birthdays have the number 8 in common.  I have always been interested in some of the meanings others give to numbers.  So in celebration of 8, I am listing some of what I found.
  • The eight beatitudes of the sermon on the mountain. (Mt 5,3-11)
  • The eight sentences of the Magnificat or Hymn of Mary. (Lk 1,46-56)
  • Jesus was circumcised eight days after his birth, according to the law established. (Lv 12,3; Gn 17,12 and 21,4; Lk 2,21)
  • The eight steps of the staircase leading to the external square of the Ezekiel's temple. (Ezk 40,26)
  • The eight creative words of God in six days, in Genesis chapter 1, verses 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26.
  • The eight persons who were saved from the Flood in Noah's Ark. (Gn 7,13)



Stephen turned 18!!  Happy Birthday Precious Brown-Eyed boy.  He is the only one of our six children with brown eyes.  When he was little I made up a song I sang to him about him being my brown-eyed-baby-boy.  He is not longer the baby of the family, but he will always be my brown-eyed baby boy...even if he towers over me with the height of 6'4".



Benjamin turns 8 today!  He had a wonderful birthday party with his friends at the Wild West Show in Fort Worth, Texas.  He will remain the baby of the family, but at age 8 he is loving his new title of Uncle Ben.

I turn 53 on the 8th of January.  5 + 3 = 8.  So I have will share the number 8 with my boys, if you add my numbers, on the the 8th day of January.

Somewhere in this month I plan to re-do my header for my blog.  I hope to write about what the Lord is showing me, but  for now I just need to keep up with work and home.  I am still learning how to juggle all these new adventures.  What an exciting year this will be.  God will once again take the pen from my hand and write my story.

22 Joining in with more words:

Christine said...

Eight is a great number!
I know you are just as happy for God to take that pen from your hand, as I am.
I give it to Him with open palm.

Debbie said...

Happy birthday to you and to those handsome boys of yours! Time just whips by doesn't it? I have one browned eyed child too, and believe it or not I was ALWAYS singing brown eyed songs to him lol. It is pretty unique in this family...everyone's are blue! Except for me with green...which NO ONE got, lol. My oldest granddaughter came closest with brownish green, a beautiful hazel. Enjoy your week Janette!

Vee said...

Well happy birthday to everyone! Doesn't eight also mean " new beginnings "? Sounds good to me. Happy catching up. See you soon!

Sharon said...

Well, a big 'ol Happy Birthday to all the 8's!!

May this be a year when many good things come to all of your family. And, I just know that I will be blessed by your sharing!

GOD BLESS!

podso said...

I don't know if you have snow, but the number 8 is also like a snowman. Aren't numbers amazing and fun? Wishing you all, especially YOU. a very happy birthday. I love the last sentence of this post.

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Farm Girl said...

Well have a wonderful birthday this week, youngster. :) I think you are in a wonderful place.
Happy birthday to your boys too.
It is nice that you notice the 8s
I think you have a good attitude to let God have the pen to write your story this year.
I am afraid, I tend to jerk it back out of His hand, and try to erase what He keeps trying to write. :)
Have a wonderful birthday week.

Maryann said...

Happy Birthday to you and your handsome sons! Looking forward to hearing what the Lord has been doing and what he continues to do in your life. Enjoy your week

Sandy said...

Happy birthday to you, dear friend, and your precious boys. I miss being able to spend time with you here on your blog but know that you are very busy during this season of your life. How the sharing of your story here glorifies our Lord!
Love and Blessings to you!

Pom Pom said...

Woo hoo! It's your birthday week! I hope it's wonderful, Janette!

Brenda Lazzaro Yoder, said...

Happy Birthday to all of you! What beautiful pictures and beautiful boys. Happy birthday to you friend!

Brenda Lazzaro Yoder, said...

Happy Birthday to all of you! What beautiful pictures and beautiful boys. Happy birthday to you friend!

Lea said...

How cool is this? I love it! And, I can't imagine any year topping your last year. :o) And, a happy, happy birthday to you. Oh, to be 53 again! :o) Enjoy!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthdays to all of you, some early, some late, and just jussssst on time.

I'm calling this year my 52-rific year in advance and looking ahead with optimism. That doesn't mean that I expect it all to be lemon drops and gum drops, but I know that through it all, God will be as good at the end as He is at the beginning. I pray the same for you, my (cough cough cough ahem ahem grin) older and wiser dear blog friend.

I also just happened to see Vee's comment on the right and love that 8 also means new beginnings. How appropriate is that?

Lisa said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! It's going to be a great year.:)

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Happy birthday to all of you! I've enjoyed catching up on your last several posts tonight. The picture of you and the babies made me smile and raise praises of gratitude for all of your precious little ones. But the shoes post... "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!" You are a beautiful messenger, Janette!

wayside wanderer said...

Happy Birthday! I saw you were from Texas and popped over from PomPoms. I'm in the Dallas area and always enjoy reading about other Texans.
Blessings,
Leslie

Debbie said...

I'm back because today is officially the 8th and I wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the actual day.

Thought I would start the new year actually doing something right for once.

Debbie Petras said...

Love those number combos! I always notice when the clock reads 4:44 for some odd reason. Maybe I didn't realize that one day I'd be working with four year olds? LOL.

Happy birthday Janette!!!

Love,
Debbie

Debbie Petras said...

Love those number combos! I always notice when the clock reads 4:44 for some odd reason. Maybe I didn't realize that one day I'd be working with four year olds? LOL.

Happy birthday Janette!!!

Love,
Debbie

Debbie Petras said...

Love those number combos! I always notice when the clock reads 4:44 for some odd reason. Maybe I didn't realize that one day I'd be working with four year olds? LOL.

Happy birthday Janette!!!

Love,
Debbie

Sonja Goodson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to every one of you! I LOVE your new header. Dancing with your man... how adorable is that!

This is going to be a good year Janette, can't wait to see how it unfolds.

xo

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