About mid-June Ivy came to the breakfast table one morning and told me she wanted to repent. I asked what she meant and this led to a conversation that resulted in Ivy trusting Christ as her Savior!

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We picked a date when Brian’s family would be around to baptize her and in the meantime Ivy and I read all the verses in the Bible about baptism. She drew pictures of the stories and made it into a little book.


The evening of the baptism it poured rain! But we gathered together with a group of family and friends. 201407_031928_ti1754

We sang songs, prayed, read scripture and Ivy professed her desire to follow Christ.


The rain let up for a short time so we gathered around the pool with our umbrellas.


Brian baptized his daughter, now sister, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Buried with Christ, by baptism, into death…


Raised to walk in the newness of life!


A new creature in Christ!

A cute story I’ll share from later on the “day she repented” (as she refers to it). Ivy came to me while I was changing a diaper and told me that satan had tempted her. I asked what he tempted her to do and she replied “hit Flora.” (some temptations are common around here) But she went on to say that she told satan she didn’t belong to him anymore and then proceeded to quote Psalm 23 which is what we had been working on the last little while.


So with that, I’ll let you watch a rather squirmy quoting of Psalm 23.

5 responses to “Baptism”

  1. Carol Cahill

    So excited for Ivy and how she is responding to he Holy Spirit’s voice. Thanks for sharing about the story of Ivy being tempted. So wonderful. It seems that they all are itching from something. Any poison ivy anywhere?

  2. anne jones

    Thanks for sharing. We are so happy for Ivy. May the Lord use her mightily in His Kingdom.

  3. Lori

    It’s good to see your kids picking up the important things.

  4. Stacie

    What a blessing! Wish I could have been there, but I’m so glad that you have begun to see the fruit of your labors.

  5. Jack Paslay

    I bet Flora’s thankful for Ivy’
    s conversion.

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