Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.- Matthew 5:4
This morning the Lord called home one of His faithful followers, a man that "Walked with God" daily. He truly was amazing and I miss him VERY much. He was such a blessing to me and those around him. So if you could be in prayer for us during this time, especially for his wife Connie. She is such a kindred Spirit and she has such an amazing Godward focus right now, she has been such a humongous blessing to us as we mourn her husband's death. But also be in prayer that our thoughts wouldn't be focused down here on what we have lost but where he has gone. He has gone home. He is happy and he is perfect now! I must admit that I felt very selfish these last couple hours in that I wanted him here with me. But Jesus knows better, and just think... someday we will all be together in the presence of God. No more tears. No more sorrow. No more heartache. I can't wait for that day...
I strongly urge you to go read my dad's blog. He explains what I am feeling so much better than I ever could...
Monday, October 26, 2009
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:55-58
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Here is a picture of my new bedspread!! :) It makes me SO happy!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We can judge ourselves by the price Christ paid for us, the depths into which He had to reach in order to save us. Christ died for our sins, and when I learn the price that was paid for our redemption, I form conclusions that are justified from other portions of Scripture- how great was my sinfulness, the depths of my nature, and the height of His love.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Eonverye taht can raed tihs rsaie yuor hnad.
Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
When the devil tries our faith it is that he may crush it or diminish it; but when God tries our faith it is to establish and increase it.
Persecution will be to us as the deluge to the ark- a flood to lift us toward heaven.
Well, dear friend, as we approach this next lesson, Peter has a powerful- and hopeful!- message for us as we suffer for doing what's right. He gives us three reasons why we can stand anything that comes our way.
Reason #1 We can stand anything Because of what we are able to look forward to- the magnificent inheritance of life with God.
Reason #2 We can stand anything if we remember that every trial is, in fact, a test.
Reason #3 We can stand anything because, at the end of it,when Jesus Christ appears, we will receive from Him praise and glory and honor.
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
Monday, October 5, 2009
And yes, Beni, I'll even be cheering for Favre. =)
(p.s. This is one of my pictures... but due to the lack of photoshop... there is no name on the bottom of it. sigh. )