Monday, September 24, 2012

New Digs

As promised to some friends, here is a look at my new apartment.

View from my window. See the pretty water?!
This is our very own "Lake of Shining Waters", in the words of Anne Shirley. ;)
I'm pretty happy with it!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Recent Adventures

A few pic's from the recent family trips to Colorado and Jekyll Island.

My beautiful mother!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Packing Fatigue

Moving is hard. Sorting and packing has me a little ragged. I need to remember Who is in control and has my back. This song always calms me and reminds me of my ultimate Comforter. I put up a pic of my dog because she often lays her head on my chest and heaves a big sigh, which makes me think of this song for obvious reasons.

I Am

Oh gently lay your head
Upon my chest
And I will comfort you
Like a mother while you rest
The tide can change so fast,
But I will stay
The same through the past,
The same in future, same today

I am constant; I am near
I am peace that shatters all your secret fears
I am holy; I am wise
I'm the only one who knows your heart's desires
Your heart's desires

Oh weary, tired and worn,
Let out your sighs
And drop that heavy load you hold
Cause Mine is light

I know you through and through;
There's no need to hide
I want to show you love
That is deep and high and wide

by Jill Phillips

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hot and Cold

I'm sick. Every other moment I'm either diving under piles of blankets or crawling out sweltering hot! There is nothing lukewarm about it. It's not a very stellar feeling at all. Sometimes I think I feel both hot AND cold. My body can't seem to decided.

Just this morning I was reading Revelation 3 about the lukewarm church. God said He would prefer them to be either hot or cold. Guess God decided to allow me to have a real life example of what it feels like. It's intense!

Although I am REALLY hoping not to stay feverish physically, I want to be all the way "hot" for God.

Monday, September 3, 2012


Recently I went on a early morning hike up a mountain with a group of youth to watch the sunrise. I remember the moment I caught sight of the horizon...I was amazed. There are no words at those moments, just worshipful amazement and wonder.

I am amazed and in wonder of many thing about my God. His love is almost incomprehensible and His surprise gifts so unexplainable. The ways God directs my path is unbelievable, but the record is there to prove it is in fact believable. Daily , God's providence astounds me. My mind can't fully grasp it, but I am content to remain in wonder of the mystery.

"Truth in Christ and through Christ is measureless...The most diligent searcher will see before him a boundless, shoreless sea. The truth as it is in Jesus can be experienced, but never explained. It's height and breadth, and depth pass our knowledge."
~ EGW COL 128, 129

This quote makes me feel wonder and awe. In the walk of faith we, finite beings, are constantly in the presence of the Infinite and in communion with the Beginning and Ending of all things. Amazement, wonder, unbelievable, else can I express the mystery , love and truth of our God?!