Archive for September, 2009

abbey stuffs her face (homemade baby food edition)

September 27, 2009 3 comments

baby_foodFollowing a Friday afternoon hang out with Anna Worley, mother of recently featured Lizzi and Quinn, Beth went into a whirlwind of kitchen activity.

It smelled like a pie. “Was Beth making me a pie? Have I done something amazing that I am not aware of?”

Then, the whirlwind of activity turned into a whirlwind of a whirring blender.  “Is this an object lesson?  Maybe this is a pie smoothie. Maybe Beth is wanting to encourage me in my exercising by making me a tasty frozen treat.”

Beth walks into the room.  Beth picks up Abbey. Beth takes Abbey to the kitchen, sits her in the high chair. Beth tells her, “you’re in for a tasty treat.”

I sigh. “Foiled again”

Mild fatherly disappointment aside, Beth’s whirlwind kitchen product resulted in some incredible homemade baby food for Abbey.

(I know its incredible because I ate some of it)

Maybe, if you pester her enough, Beth will share her secrets.  Until then, I wanted to honor Beth’s effort with a surprise video tribute to her hard work and thriftiness:

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Husbands, what are some ways that your wives bless you through their creative thriftiness?

Single fellas, how do you rank “creative thriftiness” in your definition of what a godly wife is?

Wives, how do you serve your husband creatively?

Single ladies, how do you cultivate creative thriftiness in your lives?

Everybody, take a quick read of the following passage of Proverbs 31 – what role does “creative thrift” play in scripture’s understanding of what an “excellent wife” is?

“An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.

The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.

She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.

She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.

She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.

She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.

She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.

She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.

She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.

She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.

Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
‘Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.’

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.”

Proverbs 31:10-31


worley wednesdays

September 25, 2009 2 comments

So on most Wednesday mornings, Lizzi and Quinn get to come over and play at the Wilson pad.

Meet the Worley kiddos. Quinn on the left, Lizzi in the middle, and then there’s Abbey in the back.

They are an animated bunch.

Lizzi is just a little over 2 and Quinn is just about the same age as Abbey.

I was able to snap a few photos from last week – mainly focus on the many faces of Quinn.


So here they are: Quinn, Lizzi, and Abbey


Quinn could not quite figure out the whole smile thing


Still confused


Please note, he sat in this position for about ten minutes.


Abbey tried to reassure him it was ok... he was still perplexed.


"This is how you smile, Quinn"


Abbey gave up and proceded to play with Kaplan's toy he left behind. Quinn - still motionless.


"Hey is that Kaplan's? He would want me to have that."


"Because you can overpower me, I will let you have it"


"Something is in my pants"


"Yes, something is definitely in my pants."

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around the house (photo essay)

September 23, 2009 8 comments

Beth here –

Lee asked me to create a post with some recent pictures of Abbey. So here it goes.

These pictures were taken just a few weeks back.

I am normally the one behind the camera, but this particular day Lee wanted to capture some pictures of Abbey and me.

It was a great day.

I seem to enjoy each new stage more than the last. God has been so good to give us little Abbey Ruth.





















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sermon audio: lee at crowley ridge retreat

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Colossians may be my favorite book of the Bible and I was thankful for the opportunity to spend three days – spanning from Friday September 11 – Sunday September 13, 2009 – preaching through this incredible book.

I loved my time with the students from the University of Memphis’ Baptist Collegiate Ministries and I hope that I helped the to better know and love Jesus Christ, delight in his preeminence, and realize what it means for their lives to be “hidden with Christ in God”.

I hope these recordings prove to be a blessing to you, should you listen to them.

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Friday Night

Colossians 1:1-23


Saturday Morning

Colossians 1:24-2:23


Saturday Night

Colossians 3


Sunday Morning

Colossians 4


audio: our beloved pastor, russ pflasterer

September 16, 2009 3 comments

Every fall semester Union University celebrates Global Opportunities (GO) Week to challenge Union students to live their lives for the sake of Christ’s mission.

This Monday, we encouraged Union students to obey Jesus’ command to make disciples in the city of Jackson, Tennessee.

Local ministries come to interact with students, godly men and women devoted to this city come to instruct Union students, and my pastor was invited to preach in a special “Think Globally, Live Locally” chapel service.

I lack the words to adequately express my love and respect of Russ.

Perhaps the best way I can commend Russ Pflasterer to you, commend his sermon from Acts 11, is to tell you that he is a man who exemplifies what it means to be a pastor – exemplifies what it means to be qualified to be a pastor.

I know with absolute certainty that you have 23 minutes, so download and listen to “Captive to Conscience, Not Culture

Copyright, Emily Rainey Portraits

Copyright, Emily Rainey Portraits

blog post by abbey

September 15, 2009 1 comment

Here I am trying to shoot off a quick email, and guess who thinks she knows how to use the keyboard?

You got it:

Photo 10

So, this post is from Abbey (from this point on) . . .


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jane rogers, colossians & crowley ridge state park

September 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Big news this week, sweet baby Jane Rogers was born on 9/9/09:

Picture 4

Baby Jane’s Daddy and Mom are two of our favorite people in the world – they’re gonna be great parents.

Let it be known, blog followers, that the Rogers gave us Wilsons a healthy dose of what many of you experienced after our Abbey’s birth …. I think Beth must have checked the Roger’s blog and Facebook pages about 200 times before they were able to post pictures of baby Jane.

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In other big news, mad props to Jason Nichter for taming a wild stallion, one of his personal goals for the year.

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Finally, we are currently in Northeast Arkansas at Crowley Ridge State Park, where Lee is preaching through the book of Colossians for the University of Memphis Baptist Collegiate Ministries.

Good times are being had by all.

Crowley Ridge State Park

Crowley Ridge State Park