Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It Does Happen

Last Friday Trav and I played tennis with our friend Read from church.  It went swimmingly until WHAM!!!  I got hit in the face with an unexpected ball!!  I fell to the ground.  I cried for a few seconds out of pure shock.  Then I got up and started to laugh.  They watched my face swell up in just a few minutes. Glad to say my face is back to normal and it's back to the courts!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


O God, Thou art very great,
My lot is to approach thee with godly fear and humble confidence,
     for thy condescension equals thy grandeur, 
     and thy goodness is thy glory.
I am unworthy, but thou dost welcome; guilty, but thou art merciful;
     indigent, but thy riches are unsearchable.
Thou hast shown boundless compassion 
     towards me by sparing thy Son,
     and by giving me freely all things in him;
This is the foundation of my hope, the refuge of my safety, 
     the new and living way to thee, 
     the means of that conviction of sin,
     brokenness of heart, and self-despair, 
     which will endear to me the gospel.
Happy are they who are Christ's, in him at peace with thee,
     justified from all things, delivered from coming wrath,
     made heirs of future glory;
Give me such deadness to the world, such love to the Saviour,
     such attachment to his house, such devotedness to his service,
     as proves me a subject of his salvation.
May every part of my character and conduct make a serious
     and amiable impression on others,
     and impel them to ask the way to the master.
Let no incident of life, pleasing or painful, 
     injure the prosperity of my soul, but rather increase it.
Send me thy help, for thine appointments are not meant
     to make me independent of thee, 
     and the best means will be vain without super-added blessings.

The Valley of Vision

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey is Delicious

This year I am thankful for...

My heavenly Father.  My new husband.  My family.  The ab workout I got today while playing games and laughing my head off at my hilarious father.  Cold weather and layers.  A sovereign God who has a much better plan for my life than my own.  Abundant grace.  Good talks over some Starbucks with friends home from college.  Carin.  Good coffee.  The joy of the holiday season.  Godly woman close in my life to glean wisdom from. Peace that only comes from the Lord.  The list could go on for days.  Thanks to everybody in my life for your love and support.  Thanks for cooking me great food and playing games with me.  I am thankful.

Friday, November 7, 2008

I fail, I fail, and I fail again.

It seems there is nothing harder for me to do than to consistently set aside time in God's word and in prayer.  I know I'm not the only one that struggles with being too "busy."  It must hurt Him so much that I can't and won't set aside a special time for just the two of us every day.  It makes me sad, and I'm doing something about it.  I'm looking for a good book to help me read through the bible this year.  Any suggestions?
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