11.19.2011

Little Glimpse


"Both the wisdom and the strength will always be given, in perfect measure, when the time comes, if we take up quietly and faithfully the duties of today. Let us not make the mistake of directing our energies toward what is not today's business. The best preparation for the future is always the conscientious carrying out of what is given us today."
~Elisabeth Eliot

11.11.2011

The largest Fire ever known




The largest Fire ever known
Occurs each Afternoon -
Discovered is without surprise
Proceeds without concern -
Consumes and no report to men
An Occidental Town,
Rebuilt another morning
To be burned down again.

Emily Dickinson c.1864

11.01.2011

Travel


"Lord, send me anywhere, only go with me; lay any burden on me, only sustain me; and sever every tie but the tie that binds me to Thy service and Thy heart."
-David Livingstone

10.28.2011

New



"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
   his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness."

-Lamentations 3:22-23

New : having recently come into existence
: being other than the former or old
a : beginning as the resumption or repetition of a previous act or thing
 b : made or become fresh
: different from one of the same category that has existed previously

His mercies are amazing. Both new and yet continuing from the old, a fresh start at the beginning of each day. He gives us fresh, new, mercies. We will never come to the end of them. Nothing His children can do will drain His mercies. No circumstance we face can wear out His compassion, no continuing struggle or battle on our part. "New mercies" seems to emphasize that when we face crisis after crisis, He will always give us mercy after mercy, compassion after compassion. We will always be discovering the unplumbed depths of His love for us. 

10.10.2011

Frogs and Life: iheartfaces entry.

This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com

This is my first entry at iheartfaces - and it's a lot of fun! I'm loving looking at all the entries, so many beautiful pictures with amazing inspiration. The theme this week is hands, so I thought why not this one? I love this picture, the way it turned out with the ring and the adorable little frog!

I can't get the cute iheartfaces button to load here. :( So I put the website under the photo! Go check them out!

10.01.2011

One Hundred Butterflies


I wish this wall were mine. But as it is, if you are going to let your stuff collection get out of hand - make sure it's cool stuff. 

9.29.2011

Abundance


We have so much, and others so little.

I saw a woman digging through trashcans at a gas station the other day, very disheveled, street urchin-ish, she even drank water out of the dispensers for cleaning the windows of your car. Here is the saddest part. This woman had a car. I watched her go from person to person begging gas, and then take it back to her white jeep. She was not destitute. Yet she ate and drank at that gas station, over and over when people were watching, in order to get sympathy from people so she could continue her lifestyle. I drove away feeling sorry for her spiritual poverty more than the physical needs in her life. That she was so impoverished in spirit - desperately needing the bread of life, the abundance the Lord can give. And it humbled me. And made me grateful for the abundant mercies God has shown to me. How can I judge when I have been given so much?

9.28.2011

Frogs, Life, Good Things.




Summer has gone by so quickly! Especially here in WA. I've been reminded lately to look for the little joys in life, the small things which make such big memories. Like catching frogs on my Great Grandmother's farm.

I'm searching out opportunities to praise the Lord for all of the small, often overlooked, ways He proves His faithfulness to me. I love Him so much for never leaving me on my own in life! For always being there despite my shortcomings, or my lack of interest in our relationship.

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints,
For those who fear Him have no lack.
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
But those who seek the Lord lack no good thing."
-Psalm 34:8-10



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9.26.2011

Reflection




Love calls you to be silent when you want to speak, and to speak when would like to be silent. Love calls you to act when you would really like to wait and to wait when you would really like to act. Love calls you to stop when you really want to continue and it calls you to continue when you feel like stopping. Love requires you to lead when you really would like to follow and to follow when you really want to lead. Love again and again calls you away from your instincts and your comfort. Love always requires personal sacrifice. Love calls you to give up your life.
-Paul Tripp

9.25.2011

9.24.2011

Enchanted Ground


Exhilaration is the Breeze
That lifts us from the Ground
And leaves us in another place
Whose statement is not found -

Returns us not, but after time
We soberly descend
A little newer for the term
Upon Enchanted Ground.
-Emily Dickinson