welcome to the johnson family blog~ my name is mindy & my husband is brian, aka baja. we have been married since 08.08.08. the two of us became the five of us! our tiny baby bird, vivienne, arrived 04.12.12, baby lucielle came on 08.06.13 and baby edith on 11.19.15. thanks for stopping by our blogsite. here you'll find our photography work & our personal life, everything from family portraits to what’s going on in our life. it’s both a blog (to connect with friends and family who live a little too far away) & a journal/scrapbook (to remember all the little details as our family changes). so welcome, thanks for coming & enjoy! contact me at: hopefeathers {at} me {dot} com.

November 18, 2013

Baby Dedication

Obviously, things have been crazy for us the last couple weeks. Our priorities have shifted into place. Family is high on the list. But even higher is our relationship with God. At the end of October, we had the girls dedicated at our church. We don't believe that simply being dedicated to the Lord means that they are or will be saved. We pray daily that the Lord will captivate the hearts of our little girls and he will call them into a relationship with him. We dedicated them in front of our church community so that we have accountability and help in raising them prayerfully with love and grace. Vivienne was super funny and wouldn't make eye contract with the pastor. She also kept saying, "Amen!" haha. We affirmed these promises:

 Covenant Promises

  1. To recognize your children as gifts of God and give heartfelt thanks for God's blessing
  2. To dedicate your children to the Lord who gave them to you, surrendering all worldly claims upon their lives in the hope that they will belong wholly to Jesus Christ
  3. With God's fatherly help, to bring up your children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, making every reasonable effort, with patience and love, to build the Word of God, the character of Christ and the joy of the Lord into their lives
  4. To provide, through God's blessing, for the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of your children, looking to your own heavenly Father for the wisdom, love and strength to serve them and not use them
  5. Relying on God’s help to make it your regular prayer that by God's grace your children will come to trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins and for the fulfillment of all his promises to them, even eternal life; and in this faith follow Jesus as Lord and obey his teachings

Words of Dedication

"Vivienne & Lucielle, together with your parents who love you dearly and this people who care about the outcome of your faith, I dedicate you to God, surrendering together with them all worldly claim upon your life in the hope that you will belong wholly to Jesus Christ, forever."

We didn't get any pictures on that day, so we took a few photos this weekend for memories sake. We have such funny, cute, little sweeties! Lucielle was less than thrilled about being placed in the leaves. Vivienne on the other hand was ecstatic to find the crunchy leaves and sticks!

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