Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
It comes from a verse in Hosea 6:1,3:
"Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us; He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds...Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come like the spring rains that water the earth."
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16
His love endures forever." Psalm 136:16
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I will keep you and will make you
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness...
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you."
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
It was so funny…I was sitting in my living room on New Year’s Eve with great friends watching the fireworks go off of the top of the Space Needle, and I just wanted to jump up and down! Partly because I LOVE fireworks, but mostly because I felt a fresh hope creep up inside of me for what’s to come this year. I’m praying and trusting the Lord for big things – in our marriage, in our employment, in our family, in our ministry. But, most of all, I know that God’s making me new to better reflect Who He is.
As I let go and surrender to His work, not only do I feel greater peace day to day, I can also trust Him for our future. Good or bad, I’m not alone and His purposes for me are greater than I can comprehend.
And, as we move into a new year, I keep finding little ways to avoid leaving Zachary behind. Sometimes those things seem like a miserable substitute for having him here, but it’s nice to incorporate the memory of our son into our lives…at least until we see him again.
May you be blessed with a newness of life as we begin this year, trusting the Lord for whatever it holds.