Monday, March 23, 2009

Going the extra mile

I think it's easy for us to forget how doing something small in the life of someone else can make a huge difference.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Look down and then look up...

“Look down and realize a transition is under way to shift the ground of your joy “from created things to the Creator.” Then look up and delight in the Lord himself. Contemplate his changeless character and the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Then—dependent upon God’s grace—obey this command given for our good and his glory. Rejoice as you realize afresh you are doing much better than you deserve.”
C.J. Mahaney

Thursday, March 12, 2009

On the verge...

of something. In these days of facing so much unknown, I feel like I'm constantly on the verge of something:
• Wonderful
• Terrifying
• Exciting
• Terrible
• Tears
• Laughter
• Forgetting to breathe
• Exhaustion
• Anticipation

I keep reminding myself that fear is crippling and it is my biggest enemy. I must take each day as it comes, resisting the temptation to take my answers from yesterday and presume that they are applicable for tomorrow.

Life is not as we plan it; that I know for certain. It is, however, beautiful. It is complicated. What peace we can find in knowing that there is One who sees all and knows all. I’m glad it’s not me!

Monday, March 09, 2009

A different take on life

There are definitely days when I savor self-pity and allow myself to feel overwhelmed by life. So, when I watch others struggle and LIVE life despite insurmountable odds I feel admonished and encouraged to keep a correct perspective on what I have been given. I wish I could say I will never take it for granted...

Monday, March 02, 2009

More photos

We took Wilbur and Beau out on the trail yesterday and got some photos in the water.

Pooh Bear

While my own beloved horse has been suffering through colic this weekend, I've spent a lot of time at the barn. One benefit of doing so is being able to love on the furry-four-legged creatures that bring so much joy into our lives.Krista caught me stealing a kiss from Pooh Bear (Wilbur).

Just look at that eye and tell me... how am I supposed to resist?