Thursday, May 27

For our heart is glad in You... :-)

"Our soul waits for you Lord; 
You are our help and our shield. 
For our heart is glad in You, 
because we trust in 
Your holy name. 
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
 even as we hope in you." 
Psalm 33:20-22

Lately we've been really praying and thinking about what to do for housing. Our lease needs to be renewed by mid-July and that raises the typical questions about whether to go or stay. :-) So we're really praying for wisdom. Lots of it. There really aren't many other possibilities, but we're learning to be glad and content regardless of where we are: because our hope is in Him! We're so thankful for how He has always provided so faithfully for us! :-) 

Wednesday, May 26

They said...

"My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God's word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes–many times–my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens–and it happens every day in some measure–I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.
That's the way I live my life every day. I hope you are with me in that battle."
- John Piper, Finally Alive

This spoke to my heart today. I've been very tired lately and just overwhelmed at my frequent forgetfulness and just general inability to get anything done! I need to focus on God's promises that "When I am weak He is strong," and that "His strength is made perfect in my weakness!" :-)

Tuesday, May 25

Monday, May 24

The Colorado Sand Dunes

For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth, Over and around us lies; Lord of all, to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise. ~ For the Beauty of the Earth

A bit over a month ago we took ourselves and a packed lunch and headed south to take advantage of Free National Park Week. Seriously, we contemplated crossing the border into New Mexico, we were that close. It began as a cloudy, cold, rainy and dreary day (hence the down coat I'm wearing), but God blessed us with beautiful sunshine! The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a fun place to see! And no... we didn't make it to the top, I was too tired, but we did make it over half-way! I know... whoopie. :-P But it IS almost 10,000 ft above sea level where they start.  And altitude and I really don't get along well. We're still working on it. Someday my friends, there will be pictures of us at the top of Pikes Peak. We are going to hike it. One of these days... That and the Incline are on our "To-Do while living in Colorado" list. :-)
Note to self: Next time you go travel somewhere, don't play around taking pictures of random things that you drive by unless you know that your battery is fully charged. Otherwise you'll get to where you were going, and have it die after just a few pictures. Major bummer. ;-(
Moon River, wider than a mile, I'm crossing you in style some day. Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you're going I'm going your way. Two drifters off to see the world. There's such a lot of world to see. We're after the same rainbow's end-- waiting 'round the bend, my huckleberry friend, Moon River and me. ~ Moon River