Friday, March 19, 2010
(i am overjoyed each yr when we wander back thru the woods and discover this site...)
every time i find a flower hidden i think about this.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
14 months and still waiting on Bristol.
i am praying you home, my baby girl. i can not wait to see your sweet face, hold you close, and kiss your face. i dream of you each day and pray for you constantly. know that you are treasured, prayed for & loved beyond anything imaginable. i know God will bring us together in His perfect timing. i am praying it will be at any moment!
Monday, March 15, 2010
and here ..... movie time!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
i am in awe of His wonders.
this place is called Garden of the Gods and well, it is majestic and beautiful. only God could make something amazing!
we enjoyed finding trails and climbing all over this place. we could have handled more more more of this fun!
and on a side note...
today we started our goodbyes here. hard. i will miss these folks and the sense of community here. it was also a hint of changes and loss ahead. hard.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
and well, this was all she wrote! we were disappointed not to make it all the way to the top. 12000 vs 14000 ft was all the ole train could do b/c well the snow was too deep. so deep in fact they were going to use dynamite to blow it up! now that is some snow!
no matter, we enjoyed the trip and doing an american adventure... ridin' up the peak!
Monday, March 8, 2010
our crew ventured to the United States Air F*rce Academy
this is where we started- a view of the campus
now to make this entire experience even grand-er we returned Sunday for worship in the chapel. amazing! i couldn't help but praise the Lord as i witnessed these soldiers worshipping. and we were even able to be a part of communion. to worship here today will always be a blessing to me.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Read the scripture again. Ask God to speak in to you. Dig deeper into the come, walk, rest, recover, grace, company, freely and lightly...
This was the scripture we meditated on today.
I'll leave you with one last question...
Do you spend as much time talking and being with God as you do with others?
Thursday, March 4, 2010
the family times and hikes and adventures are one thing BUT...
the training we are receiving has been more than we thought. better than we imagined.
we are being equipped for life. life beyond missions. everyday life. i could have used these tools years ago. and i will use them daily. joe and i are learning so much. and the kids- they are learning too. learning and tasting and snowball fighting and building friendships and playing spy club and on and on.
finally after one full week, i believe we have settled down and are finally getting the rest we need. thank goodness b/c i am a grump before 6 am.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
we stumbled upon the grave of Buffalo Bill. though, neither joe nor i knew his "story", we thought american icon...it's our duty to pay our respects.
so we pull up and lo and behold it's his birthday. free admission, cake and ice cream, and more costumed folks than we could count. the history and views were amazing.