Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no records of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Today I am thankful for so much! But my heart is overjoyed today with love for my family! I feel fortunate to be the mom to these 2 beautiful and sweet little girls. They have grown up so fast. Alot has changed since this picture! Too many days go by that are filled with the chaos and business of life and I do not ever want them to question my love for them!
I am also thankful for my husband. He is such an amazing man who does everything he can to take care of us. He is a wonderful leader and example of Christ's love to our family. He is an amazing daddy.
I am also thankful for the rest of my family...my mom and dad, my brothers and sister, and all of my in-laws! I love you all so much!!!!!!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This is a picture of the dog we might be getting. Aren't they cute! I am still trying to convince myself that having a dog in the house will be fine. I will admit my house is not always spotless, but I am a bit of a germ freak and so this is a huge step for me. I know the girls would love to have a puppy to play with and so would Chris! We will see what happens...
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I am just now finding the time to sit at my computer but I knew I had to share about this weeks sermon at church. It still amazes me how I can sit in a church full of people and feel like the sermon was speaking just to me! Except in this case, I knew it was speaking to my husband too. I knew it was even before I looked over at him and saw the tears building in his eyes. The sermon was titled, "The Stuff of Hope". Our pastor used scripture taken from Hebrews 11:1-12:3.Faith is the "stuff" of hope. He asked us to think about what we hope for? What a loaded question, right?! I have so many things that I hope for but so many of them are frivolous. But some of them are not! He also asked us, "Who writes the narrative of your hope?" He talked about how easy it is to transfer the location of our faith/hope from God to ourselves. Usually we find ourselves doing this when we are at those places in life when we are wondering in the desert, questioning Gods guidance or direction. Asking God, what have I done wrong to get to this point? But that is not how Christianity works! God is still in control in the hard times too and has us there to teach us and grow us. And the part that really hit home for me was reminding us that God is a God that knows His way around the desert-He's been there before! And God has a track record of doing great things with His people in the desert. God is still the God of the desert!!! SO, if there is anyone out there like us that feels like they are wondering aimlessly in the desert, take heart and know that God knows His way around the desert and He is still right beside you!