Labor Has Started!

Filed in PersonalTags: Family, Fatherhood

Yesterday afternoon Stephanie had her final OB appointment, at which time we found out that she was dilated to 3 cm. We scheduled an induction for Monday, but the OB gave her an 80% chance of going into labor before then.

Stephanie woke up around 1:00 this afternoon to discover that her water had broken. We called the doctor, and he sent us straight to the hospital. She was dilated 3-4 cm at the time of admission, and just had her epidural.

I don't plan to "live blog" the labor and delivery, but for those of you with my IM contacts, check my away messages for updates.

I'll be back later, with pictures of our newborn Lily!

OYB May 11

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: I Samuel 10-11
NT: John 6:43-71
Ps: Psalm 107
Pr: Proverbs 15:1-3

Gospel Thread - OT:

No direct gospel reference in today's OT reading.

Gospel Thread - NT:

I am the bread of life.

John 6:48 (NIV)

This sometimes-difficult passage is summed up in these six words. Jesus explains the spiritual and symbolic meaning of this passage at the last supper, when He institutes the sacrament of communion: the bread and wine symbolize Jesus' body and blood - the body broken to bear the wrath that was due for man's sin, and the blood that was shed as the sacrifice for sin.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe

Psalm 107:1-2 (NIV)

Indeed, God has redeemed us from the hand of our foe: both from sin and from Satan himself. Our response to this truth should be one of eternal thankfulness and gratitude. May we always set our thoughts on the eternal love of our Lord, and respond in kind with our own love and gratitude.

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