Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quote for the day....

The sun is always glorious, even on the most cloudy day, but this glory is not apparent until it has scattered the clouds which hide its light from the earth. God is glorious even when the world cannot see Him, but the demonstration of His glory appears when the glories of His mercy, truth, and faithfulness break forth in His people's salvation.
-William Gurnall

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer reading

Summer is here.... time to get some reading done! :)... hopefully.
I thought I'd do a short list of five of my favorite books....

1) The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ
-Pastor Jerry Ross
This may be my favorite and one of the most life-changing books I've ever read. It's SO good! :)

2) Mere Christianity
-C.S. Lewis

3) Set-Apart Femininity
-Leslie Ludy

4) So Much More
-Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin

5) Before You Meet Prince Charming
-Sarah Mally

Happy reading!! :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tired and discouraged...

Today has been pretty long....
I was feeling really discouraged and tired a little while ago (and still am a bit!). Everything was just frustrating me and I didn't feel like there was much reason to be happy. We were driving home... and made a wrong turn (so it took lots longer). One of the Wissman's CD's was playing and one of my favorite songs came on:

In Christ Alone, my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song.....

I remembered that I DO have a reason to be joyful and that my happiness is found in CHRIST ALONE!!!! What a wonderful promise. :)

That was a short post, sorry.... but I need to get going now and I just thought that was a good reminder.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Friendship Afghan FUN!! :)

I'm so excited! I just found out that Eden is organizing a Friendship Afghan project. Each person will make a certain number of squares, the squares get sent out to the different participants, and then you get to sew together the squares you receive. Hopefully I understood that right.... :) You can read about it more over at Eden's blog... check it out!

Thanks so much for doing this, Eden!!! What a neat idea. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A visit to the zoo!

Last weekend our grandparents took us to the zoo! :) It was wonderful to see so many of God's amazing creatures in one place. Thank you, Grandpa and Grandma!

The boys got to feed the giraffes. I remember doing that probably five or more years ago... hopefully Ian and Seth will remember it for a long time, too!

They did everything they could to try and wake him up... but he didn't want to move. :)
Ian's favorite :)

My sweet little brother!
Look at the size and strength of these animals! Isn't it amazing that our God created them and He is WAY bigger and stronger?!?!?!

These guys were my favorite I think. :) It was so cute to see the way they scurried around.

Doesn't he look majestic?


Emily, we didn't get any pictures of elephants because we found out they had to get rid of them! How sad... :(

Haha :) It started raining at the end of the day. Seth tried to wear a poncho, but it was dragging on the ground... so he took it off. :)

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Romans 1:20

We are completely without excuse! God clearly reveals himself to each and every one of His children. Do you really think all this came about by random processes and CHANCE?

Soli Deo Gloria!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A friend

Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.

Are we loving at ALL times?