The Caskey Family

What I Will Miss
November 20, 2010, 8:22 pm
Filed under: children

We just spent two days with our friends the Wade family, and our seven children under six years old.  Wow!  As hard as these years are (and ours are older than theirs) there are some things I know I will miss when the flurry of toddlerhood and babyhood is gone.

  1. Mispronunciations – somehow I can’t bring myself to correct some things.  They are proof that they are still young, and often they are funny as all get-out!
  2. Board books and bath books – what will I do with my time when I’m not cleaning up liquid all the time? (drool, bath water, spills, other body fluids)
  3. Stories on my lap – I intend to keep these going well into childhood, just today Elijah asked if he could sit in my lap for me to read to him, and I let him, even though he’s long and lanky and just too tall for me to read over his head anymore.
  4. Snuggles and hugs – we plan to keep these going for a long time too, but adult hugs just aren’t what you get from a tired 2-year-old!
  5. Early bedtimes and naps – no explanation needed here!
  6. Baby giggles and fun goofy games that you can only play while they are little like “cracking my egg,” “pancakes” “raspberries” and the potty dance
  7. “Baby grace” – it seems that the older we get, the less tolerable people are to our human annoyances.  A baby crying in the grocery store is much cuter than a grown man or woman screaming their lungs out.
  8. The worship and joy about little things – today Elijah suggested “let’s go sit under the tree and listen to the bird singing beautifully, ‘dat be a nice idea.”

Kentucky Great Commission Vote

Yesterday Jeremy and I drove to Lexington to represent Kenwood Baptist Church at the Kentucky Baptist Convention meeting. Dr. York and the Great Commission Task Force recommended moving state funds given by churches toward world missions at a more generous rate over the next 10 years. It was exciting to be there, to hear the discussion. There was strong opposition from some, but not a majority.

The vote was made after an extension of time for discussion and the recommendations of the Task Force were approved by a 621-317 vote!

There is an article this morning in the paper found here:

Praying this encourages missionaries on the field and begins to unite Believers even more for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. May God be glorified!

Thank you Dr. York and all those on the Task Force – your hard work, putting your name and reputation on the line for the work of the Gospel is encouraging Kentucky to consider everything loss compared to Jesus Christ!

Being at the meeting, I was reminded that I need to be praying more for churches, leaders in churches and the body of Christ. We need to submit our hearts to God so much so that we find nothing more important than Christ, not our programs, not our comfort, not even our churches. God desires a sacrificial and obedient people who worship no other god besides HIM! May God open the eyes of the church to the god of materialism comfort that we are worshipping.

Philippians 4:8 “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ”

What We’ve Been Doing
November 16, 2010, 5:23 pm
Filed under: Elijah, family news, Merry, Micah, Pictures

One of my last blog posts contained a reading list. . .sigh.  I’m accomplishing that, but not much else (including good regular blogging!!)  We are busy with seminary life, involved in our church, Kenwood Baptist Church and loving watching our children grow.  So you don’t miss out on the children growing up, I thought I’d post a few pics:

Here are the children snuggling on the couch watching a movie.  No, this was not posed, they actually watch movies like this sometimes!

Picking apples with friends

And of course, getting into trouble is a common occurrence too!

And we actually got a family photo taken recently!!

This is us on the steps of the library Jeremy’s second “office”!