Archive for October 30th, 2008

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Oct
08

The pumpkin gospel

Just like us, all pumpkins are different. But there is something the same about every one of them – that yucky, slimy pulp on the inside!

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The yucky, slimy pulp is like the sin that’s in us. Romans 3:23 says: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” That’s every single one of us.

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So we clean out our pumpkin like the way Jesus cleans us out when we confess our sins.

God has made a way that all our sin can be forgiven and washed away. God even says He’ll cast them as far as the East is from the West. Romans 5:8 says: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

After cleaning out the pumpkin, we give the pumpkin a new face! The Bible says God can make us a new creation too.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

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Then comes the really special part. The light is placed inside the pumpkin and it glows for all to see!

2 Corinthians 4:6 says: “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

And Matthew 5:16 says: “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

So we can become like that pumpkin – a glorious sight for others to see the love of Jesus!

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30
Oct
08

cleaning it out

Ella has a thing about cleaning the inside of a pumpkin.  She really hates it, but we make her do it because it makes for good pictures.  (Yes, that is really the only reason-don’t you know me?)  So here is the outcome of tonight’s “pumpkin clean” in pictures.

We asked Ella to draw a face to carve.  She challenged daddy with this.

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I accidentally got wrapped up in taking pictures of daddy carving Rilyn’s pumpkin and that meant Ella had the marker unsupervised for too long and well, she really challenged daddy with this face to carve. 😉

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Ella begins to pray as daddy cuts open her pumpkin that maybe, just maybe, this year she won’t have to scoop out the pumpkin guts.

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No such luck this year.

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“Oh gosh, this is so gross!”

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Daddy can’t stand to see his beautiful daughter in such agony and so he rescues her. Ella’s pumpkin knight and hero!

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stay tuned for more pumpkin pics tomorrow!