On the birth of Caleb James born Saturday, March 14th at 7:10 p.m.

He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 19 inches long

Daddy David, Mommy Amy and Baby Caleb are all home and doing well!



Taken from the Desiring God blog

by Julie Williams

As I read in shopping for time(a great book), how helpful it is to plan your time as to make the most of it and not loose it or waste it.  I have found this true with my now four children under 6 and my desire to care for my husband.  If I don’t plan then I end up running around the house wandering what I should do next.  Because of course there is a mess in every corner, dirty toilets(with boys), dishes, the mound ole laundry and these are just a few of the household blessings not to mention the time my children need training and instruction and mommy time so planning is of the upmost importance. 

If I don’t plan this is what happens… I go upstairs to get a diaper for Anna while there I see her room messy so I stop to clean it up, then I go to throw something away in the bathroom and see the trash can overflowing so I run downstairs to get a plastic bag to empty it then proceed back upstairs to empty the garbage, so while I’m doing one I’ll do all three upstairs, then I throw them outside, then I see that the leaves need raking so I decide nows the time and go start raking leaves….all the time forgetting what I started out doing.  Hopefully this has never happened to you, but this is why I need to plan my time. 

So this planning for me includes meals for the week, laundry day(s), homeschool time, cleaning time, alone time…the list goes on.  So that way I know when I will clean the bathroom and when I will spend time reading with the kids.  And of most importance that I am using my time in a way that would glorify God.  So on those days when a friend calls and is really struggling with something during my bathroom cleaning time, I know that I need to make a decision and my bathroom can wait as being able to encourage a sister is of greater importance than whether my bathroom is clean at that moment. 

So there is also a balance, using wisdom at knowing when to say yes to things and when to say no.  There may be a time later that a sister calls again and my children are being unruly, her need is still of great importance to me but it would not be fruitful on either end to continue with the conversation right then, but hopefully to call back at a later time.  So while I’ve learned that planning is best for our family, I’ve also learned that sometimes plans are okay to be broken.  And I am still learning how to plan better so may we strive together to make the most of our time.  I was even reminded further of this need in sunday school in studying the coming of Christ, we are to be expectant and ready as we don’t know when he will return, so I think part of being expectant and ready for our Savior is to be using our time in such a way that if he did come tomorrow our hearts would be ready.  So lastly in most importantly our planning needs to have Christ as the backdrop for all we do, so plan to fill your heart up with the word so you can proceed with your day as planned or not.

Just a reminder to starting thinking about what your kids will need this spring/summer. Also be thinking about what spring/summer clothes and toys/books/etc. that you want to sell. The next season of consignment sales is about to begin. Not many sales have specific dates, yet, but below is a listing of when they typically happen.
Kid’s Exchange, Fairgrounds – January 22 (consignor sale), January 23-25 (public sale)
Friendship Closet, Apex – mid February
WINGS, TenTen Road – early March
Kids Everywear, Prime Outlet Mall – early March
Carolina Kids, Smithfield – early March
1st UMC, Cary – mid March
Just 4 Kids, Fuquay – mid March
Twice as Nice 4 Tots, Cary/Apex – mid March
Twins & Triplets, Fairgrounds – March 28
HCC Swap – early May
Next 2 New 4 Kids, 40/42 – mid May


Naomi Grace Houston


4:59 a.m.

7 pounds, 12 ounces, 20 inches



Brantley Scott Messick


7:03 p.m.

8lbs 13 oz. and 21 in. long


 Mercy Bethlehem Cordell

Born February 17th 2008 5lbs. in Ethiopia!  



Hudson James Capps


6:41 p.m.

6 lb. 15. oz ~ 20 inches long


Vedra Damaris Chilton


8:44 p.m.

7 lb. 9 oz.



Eliana Ruth Breed


3:40 a.m.

6 pounds, 6 ounces, 19 inches long


Karis Abigail Hollander


9:39 a.m.

8 pounds and is 21 inches long


Josiah James Massey


11:56 a.m.

7 pounds, 15 ounces, 21 inches long


Asher Luke Saxon


7:43 p.m.

9 pounds, 10 ounces, 22 inches long


Asher Daniel Chappell


9:09 p.m.

5 pounds, 5 ounces, 17 inches


Anna Grace Thompson


4:49 p.m.

7 pounds, 1 ounce, 19 inches long



Hosea Samuel Williams


6:55 a.m.

8 pounds, 3 ounces  21 inches long


Caleb Benjamin Petersen


8 pounds, 20 inches

12:56 p.m.


Zoe Elizabeth Chappell


4:15 a.m.

5 pounds, 9 ounces, 19 inches


Verity Evangeline Treece


5:49 a.m.

7 pounds, 12 ounces, 21 inches long


Noah Joseph Eubanks


6:00 a.m.

9 pounds, 23 inches long



A special word of condolence for those who lost babies before they were yet born this past year. Our prayers are with you 

and we morn the loss of your child with you.  May Christ be your comfort and hope always as you remember your little one. 

Isaiah 41:10