Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Moving to SC

It is with joy as well as sadness to announce that the Reeder family is relocating to Greenville South Carolina. Saying goodbye will be difficult as we will miss everyone dearly. Although leaving our friends will be hard, we are joyful over the kind providence of Christ in making this necessary transition possible. As some of you know, we have been contemplating this move for several years. The role I serve for my employer is a national role and therefore I am not required to work from any particular office nationwide; however, my direct reports are in Charlotte and I work closely with the teams that are there, so it is advantageous that I be close to that office. Kara and I began to actively engage in the relocation process back in January, but it was not until last week that I received the final approval. I will be working from a home office four days per week and working from Charlotte every Monday. Kara and I will be married for ten years this coming May. We have lived in three different states and six different residences in that time frame. We desire, if the Lord wills, to settle more permanently. In addition to being close to Charlotte, Greenville was chosen for many reasons - primarily for its close proximity to the theological seminary, the resulting educational opportunities as well as the ensuing ministries, conferences, and churches. The transition from urban to a more rural geographic was also sought with a permanent residence in mind as we have spent the last ten years working in and living near major cities. And as an added bonus, Greenville is also a prominent cycling hub hosting national championships as well as many professional teams who reside there for training.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification or with any questions. The projected date for the move will be by the end of May. Over these next 60 days we will be spending multiple weekends in South Carolina preparing for this transition. This coming weekend will be one of those weekends. We ask that you continue to petition our Father on our behalf during this time.

--Chris on behalf of the Reeders

Monday, March 22, 2010

Elijah and Zoe Sing to Mary Kate

This morning Elijah and Zoe were singing to three week old Mary Kate. She seemed to like it as she was smiling.

Monday, March 15, 2010

And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people (Leviticus 26:12): Mary Katherine's Bapitism

It was with great rejoicing that the holy ordinance of Baptism was administered to Mary Katherine during the worship service yesterday. It is through this visual and tangible sign that God communicates to all those that are within the covenant of grace (His Visible Church) that He has covenanted to save His people from their sins – to be our God and that we shall be His people! Through this sacrament, Christ also puts His stamp of ownership on the child whereby Mary is distinguished or set apart, from those that are outside of the church being privileged to all the benefits of Christ’s mediation and His means or instruments of grace to increase her faith (the instruments being the preached word, sacraments, and the prayers). Baptism, like those other instruments God tells us in His word that He uses to save sinners, becomes an effectual means of salvation, not by any power in itself, or any virtue derived from the piety or intention of him by whom it was administered, but only by the working of the Holy Ghost, and the blessing of Christ, by whom it is instituted.

We welcome all God’s people to rejoice with us in His gospel of grace, and to pray with us, that what this Baptism shows to the saints about God’s grace through salvation will work early and quickly in the heart of Mary.

Enjoy the photos posted by my wonderful bride. And a special thank you to Dr. Joseph Pipa, the minister of the gospel who administered the sacrament in Christ’s name.

Friday, March 12, 2010

2 Weeks Old

Can you believe it! It's been two weeks since Mary Kate was born. Here is a new photo of her.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sleepy Smiles

This morning, after Mary's morning feeding, I enjoyed watching Mary and her Sleepy Smiles.
This was too cute not to share.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pouch Sling

I love pouch slings, but my old one was too big and I was afraid Mary would fall out, so I had to make a smaller one. Last night, I was able to make a new one in less than 30 mins. It was very easy to make and with the following YouTube video. I believe ANYONE can make one! They would make a great gift! Here are a couple of photos of my new one. We even made one for Abi to wear. Enjoy!