January 23, 2012

Baby Dedication

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This past Sunday was our little man's baby dedication ceremony at our church. There were 19 baby boys and 3 baby girls. If you didn't notice, there was a huge surge of baby boys born at our church. All the old men started predicting war...

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Our pastor shared a little about Ry and how his middle name means "gift of God" (and that he most certainly is my friends :). Then he shared some life verses that we are praying for him: Ephesians 2:8-10, 2 Peter 3:18, and Matthew 22:37-39 and a prayer from us:

We pray that Ry will, by the grace of God, be saved through faith in Jesus Christ and commit his life to loving and growing in the knowledge of Him. We also pray that he will be disciplined and zealous in speaking God's truths.

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After the ceremony, I decided that I wanted to add a few more life verses for us. Deuteronomy 6:5-9. These verses tell us to love the Lord with all our heart, souls and might. They command us to always have God's word on our hearts and to "teach them diligently to your sons" and talk of them "when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up". I am so glad that Mr. Baker and I are a part of a church that encourages us to follow in these ways and I pray that we can live our lives so that Christ overflows in all that we do.

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This Sunday was also Ry's 1 month birthday (Happy Birthday Sugar Bear!) and Sanctity of Life day. As I listened to a song at church about God being the giver of life, I was reminded of the parallels between the new life of a baby and the new life as a Christian. Both beautiful and pure. Both dependent upon someone/something for growth. Both not able to stay the same forever. Thank you God for the eternal life you have given Mr. Baker and I through Your Son, Jesus Christ and for the new life of baby Ry. May we all continue to grow and mature in You.

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We praise you God-the giver of life.



26 comments:

  1. Your have a beautiful family! The dedication sounds like such a special moment. Thanks for sharing so much on your blog, I'm so inspired by new moms, especially since we want to start trying to have a baby : )

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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  2. thank you! it was a very special time! I love sharing about our little family and life! being a mom is the greatest-hope you get to experience it soon!

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  3. oh and I just checked out your blog and am totally following! :)

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  4. What a beautiful family portrait! Adorable baby! xoxoxo

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  5. Super lovely blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  6. Your family is gorgeous, beautiful photos!!

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  7. Your baby is cute!!God bless him :)
    I'm following you, return love back?
    xo
    Anastasia

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  8. Hi Mrs. Baker! Darling baby! I just had my boy in August. Hooray for 2011 babies! Found you on Mom Blog Society. I am at mom23.com Looking forward to seeing these babies grow :)

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  9. Thank you! Congrats on your baby boy too!

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  10. This is Beautiful!!! and so inspiring ---he is one lucky boy to have such a great mom to lead him through life with christ!!

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  11. Such a sweet post. You have a beautiful family! :)

    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

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  12. It looks like such a perfect day. Yeah for baby miracles.

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  13. Hey Mrs. Baker, my name is Ashley Baker so I am a Mrs. Baker too :) I am new to your blog, but I just had to comment because your baby is so cute. I had my second little boy just two months ago. You are on top of things with dedicating him at one month old. We still haven't dedicated my almost two year old!

    p.s. I love that you gave your son life verses. We gave our sons life verses as well.

    -Ashley
    http://pencilleddaydream.wordpress.com

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  14. I'm so happy to have found your blog! Your son is the cutest little boy, and I'm glad you're part of such a wonderful church!
    God is so good!

    Much love, Vivi

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  15. thank you guys for the sweet words. we feel so blessed! and yes God is good!

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  16. LOVE YOUR BLOG!! IF YOU WANT FOLLOW ME ON GOOGLE FRIENDS AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU BACK <3
    XOXO
    A_C'EST MOI
    LAMODEOUICESTMOI.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  17. oh my Gosh! He is and will be the perfect little gentlemen! adorable!
    anyway congrats on baby!
    have a great week
    xoxo

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  18. awww how cute!!! u look great all together =)

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  19. How funny that there were so many boys! Anyway, congratulations on your baby dedication. You are such a beautiful family.

    xoxo

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  20. That is so wonderful! What a cute little boy. Love his cheeks!

    {XOXO, Deanna}
    http://sweethappenstance.blogspot.com

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  21. Your little guy is so cute. And I love love your sweater!!

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  22. ahhh i love that red sweater, where is it from?

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