Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brief Update

Hi everyone!

So this is my "holding down the fort while Sarah is away" post. Actually, Sarah just returned from her trip to Franklin Square, but I'm sure she will write her own post full of the details. Welcome back, Sarah!

It's the usual for me: the next homework assignment. But, our Father gives grace sufficient! I am a very task oriented person, and I find that everyday is about the list of tasks and responsibilities I have to perform. I am amazed that I can go a whole day without even thinking about the Sustainer and One to whom all my actions should glorify. It is very troubling, but I know that God created some of us to be task oriented and he knows our weaknesses. In church last Sunday, we sang these words and they really sum up what I have been praying:

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
And make me love thee as I ought to love.

Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
To check the rising doubt,the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

May the Holy Spirit pour out his grace upon us the rest of this week as we fulfill the callings and roles he has given us.

In Christ,

Monday, September 13, 2010

For all who may be weary and heavy laden...

Charles Spurgeon is pouring our tea tonight! These are some comforting words. I hope that you will find refreshment and solace in this meditation.

"Casting all your care upon Him; for he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we feel "He cares for me." Come, cast your burden upon your Lord. You are staggering beneath a weight that your Father would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden would be to Him but as dust. Oh, child of suffering be patient; God has not passed you over in His providence. He who is the feeder of the sparrows will also furnish you with what you need. Do not sit down in despair; hope on, hope ever. There is One who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His hand omnipotent will bring you the needed help. He, if you are one of His family, will bind up your wounds and heal your broken heart. Do not doubt His grace because of your tribulation, but believe that He loves you as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you would leave providing to the God of providence! If God cares for you, why should you care, too? Can you trust Him for your soul and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens; He has never fainted under their weight. Come then, soul! Cease fretting, and leave all your concerns in the hand of a gracious God.

~C.H. Spurgeon

Blessings in Christ,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer Highlights


This morning I leave for New York so this is my final blog post until October. My goal was to have a slide show of our summer week together, and with the help of some very patient, dear friends, I think I have mostly figured out the Picasa "thing" and I present to you, our Photo Shoot, Summer 2010:


I'll share more pictures (lots more) when I get back. I count it a victory to have this much done. Until October...

Blessings to you in Christ Jesus,