My sister-in-law just had a beautiful baby girl born April 4, 2009 at 3:29 PM. She was 7 lbs 4.5 oz, and 20.5 inches.
Praise God for providing the family with such a healthy baby :)
There is just something about new life that reminds me of our Creator. How apt that the singing last night was centered around our praise to God!
All things testify to Him, and what a testimony! I think sometimes it is easy to forget the world in which we live and its complex and perfect nature! I look outside and see trees, grass, the sun. I mean, just the sun going up and down every day is a testimony to God's love, His power, and His understanding. The fact that we can count on the sun rising every day should remind us of God's dependability. Never once does God say, "Oh sorry, I forgot to put out the sun this morning". It is just amazing.
And the Lord, Our God, He is wonderful!
Praise the Lord. Please list other things that testify to God's worthiness, if you have some you would like to share. I could use the further edification :)
Love to you all,
So I suppose I should try to get back in the swing of this. I don't have access to pleonast at work so I don't get on very often, but I'm working on it.
How is life? Mine seems to be going well at the moment:) I have a family I can depend on. A husband who loves me. Friends I can confide in, and of course a God I thrive on.
Yesterday, during worship services, I was thinking about forgiveness. Josh Vaughn prayed that we all be forgiven of our sins that our prayers not be hindered, and it hit me. Too often, when I stumble, I carry the weight of the sin with me and feel a disconnect from the Lord. Yesterday, however, I realized that by asking God for forgiveness, then right then I could start over. I don't have to play catch up for previous behaviors or lack of behaviors. I just have to decide to live for God, and I am. It seems the only time I write here is when I'm feeling introspective. I like the thought, however, that you can just decide to let go, and thanks to Jesus it happens. It is not like a class where the further behind you get, the further you sink. It is never to late and the change can be as simple as decision.
This goes not only for having the Lord forgive us. Sometimes I find that I am holding a grudge against someone. I don't intend to, it just happens. Finally letting go, however, feels freeing. It doesn't have to be a big deal. It doesn't even have to be a confrontation, but simply deciding to let go, to love those who wrong you, and to move on with your life makes life that much more joyful.
I pray that you all are doing well, and that you are living lives of contentment and not struggle.
Wow!! I has been an incredibly long time since I have written on here. Married life is going swimmingly :) The more I spend time with Richard, the more I thank God he's my husband! What are you thankful for? I would love to know :) I pray all is well.
"I will give thanks to the LORD, for he has dealt bountifully with me." Ps. 13
Well, it is official. I am now moving out of my house and into Lesli and Mark's house. I have to say, it is such a relief... I will not go into details, because I do not wish to gossip or spread anything, but I had been having a pretty difficult time living where I was, and I am SO GRATEFUL to Mark and Lesli for opening their home to me.
Today, in my Medeival Literature class of all places, I was struck with a really interesting train of thought. Our professor was quoting I John, "God is Love," and for some reason this verse just hit me more than usual. If God is love, then all gifts and acts of love are gifts and acts of God. Thus, all acts of kindness done out of love, both to us and by us, are gifts directly from God. Now, I know we "know" this, but I had never really stopped to think about the significance of this. Every time someone hugs us or sends us a card or a gift or a place to stay, it is a direct gift from God. Likewise, every time we hug or send a card or a gift or any act of kindness. We are doing God's work to give out His gifts to others because he is love. This may sound like small ramblings, but it certainly made me stop and think about all the kindness I have been blessed with and all the people who show me love on a daily basis. These people, many of which are YOU, are gifts from God, and I am trying to take more time to thank Him because I know, with a greater clarity, that I owe Him the credit and I also have a greater responsibility to love in return so that I might be His instrument for love.
Thank you for stopping by... and I love you all.
This week has been really great for me. I started it by going home to see my family. I love everyone in College Station, but going home always reminds me of the friends and family I left behind. It was nice getting to catch up.
Also, my mom had been in the hospital with pneumonia, ecoli, and a kidney infection, but she is now out and well. I thank the Lord for that.
To top that off, I think I aced my midterm today, and I had a professor allow me to make up a missed quiz even though that is not her typical policy.
The Lord has blessed me in many ways this week. In what ways have you been blessed this week?