Monday, January 28, 2013

A Friend...

Accepts you as you are
Believes in you
Calls you just to say "Hi"
Doesn't give up on you
Envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
Forgives your mistakes
Gives unconditionally
Helps you
Invites you over
Just "be" with you
Keeps you close at heart
Loves you for who you are
Makes a difference in your life
Never judges
Offers support
Picks you up
Quiets your fears
Raises your spirits
Says nice things about you
Tells you the truth when you need to hear it
Understands you
Values you
Walks beside you
X-plains things you don't understand

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Purpose

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I wanted to share it.  It's a great reminder!

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From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised
- Psalm 113:3

No matter where you come from, where you live, or where your life may take you, your purpose is the same -- to praise the Lord in all you do, say, and think. From the place of the sunrise, to the horizon where it sets, God is worthy of adoration.

And he deserves our honor no matter the time of day or night. When we are commuting to work in the morning, changing diapers during the day, or doing homework at night we are to do all to the glory of our Savior. May never a day pass that we have not done something to consciously advance the fame of Jesus Christ.

But his name is also to be praised at every stage of life. If you are young and energetic, in the "morning" of your life, God is due your obedience and worship. If you are nearing the sunset of your life, then you have an increasingly powerful witness, as God more and more shows his strength in your weakness.

There is no place, no time, no stage in life in which our great concern should not be to bring glory to our Maker and Savior. Will you praise him right now, right here, in this time of your life and in the place that God has uniquely positioned you for his glory?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Where have I been?

Wow... have I really not posted since January 1st.  I guess that's because life has been super busy.

I had the opportunity to go to Florida and spend some time with Mike's family.  I am so glad to have an open door of communication with them and a chance to grow our relationship.  Here are some links to my Facebook pictures.  Enjoy, there are lots!

Yesterday I just got back from a cruise with Kathy and two ladies from our church.  I am so thankful for the time spent to get to know these ladies better.  We made lots of memories and had a wonderful cruise.  We were able to meet lots of different people but one who I want to specifically keep in prayer is our Elena.  She was our head waitress at dinner.  We shared a tract with her and I pray she takes the time to read it.  She is 8 weeks pregnant and

Here are some cruise pictures that I took.... our friend Anne is an awesome photographer and took tons of pictures which I will try to share with you once she posts them on Facebook.

We just came home from picking Mom and Dad up from the airport.  So now starts a week and a half of family time with them which really means getting things done from the To Do List.

I'll try to keep you all better updated.  Have a GREAT week everyone!