life along the way...
a measuring stick for my journey
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Yesterday, at my grandfather's funeral, the pastor reminded us of the specific blessing of having a spouse in our lives. It is a special blessing, an earthly picture of our loving Father's care of us as we care for each other in this life. I have not felt a deeper, more poignant love than this eros love that God gifts us through a marriage relationship.
Take a moment to praise God for His blessings in your life. Take a moment to tell your family how much you love them. And praise God for our eternal hope in Him.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
-writing cards and letters
-shopping and wrapping gifts
When the things that mean the most have been checked off and completed...
-spending time with D and I's wonderful extended families
-connecting with close friends
-thanking God for health and happiness
-telling D I love him EVERYDAY
Merry Christmas Everyone! May it be a blessed day!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, a]">[a] you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to b]">[b] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Bottle or Breast?
Cloth or Disposable?
Work or SAHM?
Epidural or natural?
Praying to make the RIGHT decisions for this kid. Thankfully, I have someone else to lean on through all this. And He is very familiar with parenting! :)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
You've had an adventurous life so far! This is your dad and I before we even knew you were on your way! :) So far you've climbed two mountains, backpacked for four days, re-shingled a house, and walked with me many a mile! I think you'll be a hiker too! :)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
bought a house
gone back to school
...and all the living life in between.
Blessings all, don't get me wrong. But I occasionally need to give into the desire to just sit back and watch the world go by for a bit.