Sunday, May 06, 2007

we survived

For all of those friends in Hawaii, I just wanted to let you know we made it. The plane ride actually went really well (thanks for your prayers) but the adjusting to the 5 hour time change has been horrible. But 4 days later the kids are going to bed around 8:30 and we are feeling a bit more adjusted....all in time for Jason to get here and miss all of the fun we've been having around 2 in the morning when no one seems to be tired.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

great quote

I was reading today for my Bible Study tonight out of a book called Feminine Appeal (yes I procrastinated reading until the day of) and I came across this great quote that I wanted to share. It's by a man named John Blanchard:

"Surely we only have to be realistic and honest with ourselves to know how regularly we need to turn to the Bible. How often do we face problems, temptation and pressure? EVERY DAY! Then how often do we need instruction, guidance and greater encouragement? EVERY DAY! To catch all these felt needs up into an even greater issue, how often do we need to see God's face, hear his voice, feel his touch, know his power? The answer to all these questions is the same: EVERY DAY!"

What a great reminder and what a challenge. I hate to admit that I don't read Scripture every day...but how true is that, that when we read Scripture we are instructed, guided, encouraged, comforted. The book goes on to say that:

"...we find peace in the midst of trying circumstances, an eternal perspective where we have lost sight of the truth, and power to fight our battle against sin."

The laziness in my heart would rather fill that time with sad is that. Thank you God for your grace...your love is amazing.