Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
several inches on the ground as i speak and it is putting it down fast. wonder how much we will end with?
resting and warming now for the next big adventure!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
BACKGROUND INFO ON THIS VIDEO... in this video are our friends and their 2 precious children from Haiti, among other sweet faces. Amos is the handsome fella you see throughout. the song is about him. they have been waiting years for him. and now he is caught up in the earthquake disaster. the sweet girl is Story who just came home a few months ago. you'll see their momma holding them and their daddy is the main character in the video. what a journey this family has been on.
please help pray Amos home!
Thanks Joe for being willing to take risks.
Sometimes I cringe at them. Sometimes I wonder why oh why. Other times I follow head on and become blessed beyond measure.
this little "risk" was taken on the pond that succumbed to far too many days below freezing and proved to be way too much fun!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
the number of months in one year.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
this was hard for me. verge of tears folks. i had a pretty good sense it was coming, but still it was hard.
i know- dumb. it's just glasses. i mean- come on. it could be something terribly worse.
as i watch him grow, as i see how he reacts to things, soaks things in, how he is sensitive to others yet so tough himself, how intelligent he is and how patient and compassionate, he's quiet yet a leader, and man- what a thinker. lots of thoughts (deep ones) go thru this noggin.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
thinking that doing so would help me with my '10 goals.
and they did...
i came up with my goals but wasn't sure anyone else really cared to hear about them.
so i decided to sum it up with these thoughts...
it is taken from my favorite book of this past year (besides my sword- of course:)
and from a sweet new friend who shared this verse.
here it goes...
any of you who does not give up EVERYTHING he has cannot be my disciple. luke 14:33
He gives all. He asks all.
He wants all or nothing.
you are either in or out.
you are either hot, cold or worse yet- lukewarm.
it's about eternity.
how will you answer the King when He asks you..."What did you do with what I gave you?"
and a little more...
and if i have a faith,that can move mountains, but have not love, i am nothing. if i give away all i have and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, i gain nothing.
for love is... (everything i want to be!) 1 Cor 13:2-13
study these verses like you never have and truly live by them. it's a challenge and i am going for it!
then there is...
Matthew 25:31-46 about the sheep and the goats. and how you did or didn't feed, clothe, take care of, invite in, visit with...
i tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
and let us love not with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:16-20
according to God, we are here to LOVE.
in fact, He measures our lives by how we do it.
i have a big year this year.
and i plan on clinging to God and loving greater than i ever have.