Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Posted by tim bettelli at 11:25 AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Have you ever noticed how God's timing and our timing are never the same? Maybe that's not the case, but it certainly feels like that throughout our lives.
I find God saying to me, "Tim, be patient. My timing is not yours, and by the way, don't you trust me by now?"
My response, "Lord, of course I trust you, but..."
Why do I do that? I know God is going to take care of me, yet I still try to rationalize with God how my way is better than His.
I know I'm not the only one out there who does this...you know...try to "but - in" to God's plan with your own way of doing things.
Why do we say, "Yes God, but...?" If we truly trust God's timing in our lives, we need to take the "but" out of these sentences.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says,
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
Well, that pretty much sums it up for me. I need to stop, and just rest in the knowledge that even though I think God needs to speed it up a little and do things my way, that my timing would be disastrous, while God's timing is PERFECT!.
"Lord, I rest in you today. Knowing that I will not always understand what you are doing or why you have chosen to do it this way, but I know you will make my life beautiful in YOUR time."
Posted by tim bettelli at 1:52 PM
Monday, May 28, 2012
Posted by Lou at 11:17 AM
Friday, May 25, 2012
Posted by tim bettelli at 8:48 AM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This is from a devotion book my wife reads to me at night. It was the devotion from Monday, when I learned that God wanted me to be patient and just wait on Him in some things I was going through in my personal life. I hope it encourages you today as well.
"When things don't go as you would like, accept the situation immediately. If you indulge in feelings of regret, they can easily spill over the line into resentment. Remember that I am sovereign over your circumstances, and humble yourself under my mighty hand. Rejoice in what I am doing in your life, even though it is beyond your understanding.
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. In me you have everything you need, both for this life and for the life yet to come. Don't let the impact of the world shatter your thinking or draw you away from focusing on Me. The ultimate challenge is to keep fixing your eyes on Me, no matter what is going on around you. When I am central in your thinking, you are able to view circumstances from my perspective."
I Peter 5:6 & John 14:6
Posted by tim bettelli at 1:11 PM
Friday, May 18, 2012
Posted by tim bettelli at 12:13 AM
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Getting to know boys has been so fun for me.
As I have stated before I only have one brother and one boy cousin, so I never experienced "brothers" growing up.
When I found out we were having a second boy I didn't know what to think.
I know sisters share clothes, play dress-up together, put on plays for their parents and so on, but I had no idea what brothers did together.
I honestly didn't even know if they would spend much time together at all.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
They love each other so much, and it is so cute to watch them interact.
Basically, George is Ethan's idol, and he wants to do anything and everything his brother does.
I am so glad God blessed us with such a compliant first child because I don't worry about Ethan imitating George.
If it were the other way around we might have a few more issues . . . ahem.
I don't know if it is these crazy pregnancy hormones or what, but the other night I just couldn't get over their bond.
Ethan was sitting on my lap drinking his milk before bed and all of a sudden he just left my lap and sat right on George's.
He wanted his brother's cuddles before he went to sleep.
Is that sweet or what?
George was so kind too.
He just told Ethan he could put his head on his shoulder and relax while they watched tv together.
It was such a special moment, and I am so glad we got it on camera.
These boys have taught me so many things.
I could never express my gratitude for the gift of them.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Posted by Lou at 10:50 AM
Monday, May 14, 2012
Posted by tim bettelli at 8:54 AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Well, I think we have a budding nudist on our hands in the Bettelli household.
Ethan has decided to take his clothes and diaper off everytime he is in bed.
This includes both naptimes and bedtimes.
It has been happening for about a week now.
We don't have a fancy monitor that you can watch your kids on . . . ours is noise only . . . old school.
We will put him down. He is perfectly quiet. When he wakes up and calls for me, he is in the buff.
I don't get it.
He doesn't take off his clothes when he is out of his crib.
It is only to sleep.
And yes he has done both number one and two in the crib at times.
I won't show pictures because it is obviously inappropriate to show a naked child on the internet, but I will show you our solution to this problem.
Yes, we have started using painter's tape to keep those babies on.
So far, so good.
I hope he learns this lesson . . .
You may think you can outsmart your parents and take your pants off whenever you want, little one, but we will always find a way to keep your pants on.
Posted by Lou at 8:46 PM
Friday, May 4, 2012
Hey all you blogger people out there, I’m back with another post. Hopefully after a few of these I will get the hang of talking with you all.
So if you don’t already know, my son is an avid Disney Fan. It’s pretty much my fault. I’m not really sure how it happened except for the fact that we have literally taken him there between ten and twenty times and he is only five years old. I think this was Ethan’s third time there.
Needless to say, we had a blast!
George told us that instead of a party this year, he just wanted to go to Disney World with his cousins. Well, if you saw my facebook page you’d know that we went to the bounce house too. We threw that in thanks to a little thing called “the groupon.”
So…back to Disney…At this point, going to Disney World is “old hat.” I am definitely bragging when I say this, but it’s absolutely true…we are PRO’S when it comes to Disney.
We know where all the characters are, the best times of the year to visit, and the best restaurants to hit while we’re there.
If you all were smart, you wouldn’t go to Disney without having a consult with us first.
Anyway, George just hit the 45 inch mark this April which meant he got to go on the BIG BOY rides. We almost went on Expedition Everest, but George said he wasn’t quite ready for that one. He did go on Splash Mountain for the first time, to be followed by the second and third…that’s right people, my 5 yr old son went down that crazy drop 3 times the first time he was tall enough to go.
All I have to say is FEARLESS…he must get that from his dad.
Posted by tim bettelli at 12:32 AM