Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, August 27, 2016

rejoice...


All flowers will sing, all fields will rejoice,
true joy is all around,
all flowers will sing, all fields will rejoice,
In God new love and joy we have found.

From the dusty road around us,
A new life will have begun.
Through the rains and stormy weather,
we are striving for the sun.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

trinity of puppies...


trinity of puppies
"Happiness is a warm puppy."
- Charles M. Schulz

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

hide...

You can run
but you can't hide.

"Who can hide in secret places
so that I cannot see them?" declares the LORD.
'Do not I fill heaven and earth?'
declares the LORD."
- Jeremiah 23:24 NIV

Sunday, July 24, 2016

swim around...


Two frogs fell into a large cream bowl:
One was an optimistic soul,
But the other took the gloomy view,
"We shall drown" he cried, without more ado.
So with a last despairing cry
He flung up his legs and said "Goodbye."

Said the other frog with a merry grin,
"I can't get out, but I won't give in.
I'll just swim around till my strength is spent
And should I drown I'll be the more content."
Bravely he swam till it would seem
His struggles began to churn the cream.
On top of the butter at last he stopped,
And out of the bowl he happily hopped.

What is the moral? Tis easily found:
If you can't hop right out, keep swimming round!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

recharge...

recharge
    I think this is my new motto...
    Eat, Sleep, and Read
"Everybody needs some time to
rejuvenate, refresh, recharge
and begin again."
- Revathi Sankara

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

life...

life in general

"Never allow the fear of striking out
keep you from playing the game!"
- Babe Ruth

Saturday, July 2, 2016

a new day...

a new day

"Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone.
There’s nothing you can do to bring it back.
You can’t 'should’ve' done something.
You can only DO something. Renew yourself.
Release that attachment.
Today is a new day!"
- Steve Maraboli

Monday, June 27, 2016

VBS

VBS

This is a blur of excitement and activity.
The kids were really into this year's
vacation bible school, titled Cave Quest.

Introduce children to the Lord early
and reinforce this relationship at home
throughout their young life.

Physical, mental, and spiritual
training are all important parts
of growing up.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

perspective...

perspective
(see the very small white dot near the center?)


We are indeed, a very glorious creation.
We have been given the ability
to think and to make choices.
More than that, we "must" think, plan,
and make choices.
But we are just that, His creation.
When we were created,
God intended for us to love Him, follow His will,
and trust in Him "above all else".
He loves us still,
and will continue to direct and guide us,
if we "want" Him to.
Even if we choose not to follow Him,
make no mistake, He will, like in times past,
allow events to occur that will show us
our need for Him and His will for us.
That is what an “all knowing”, loving Father would do.
Now let's put things into their proper perspective.

What does this picture above represent? -
perhaps one small brain cell in your vast intellect...
your ability to plan, to understand, to lead, to judge.

No, it represents a huge magnification of the earth
in one small part of the created universe.

How BIG is "your" God?


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight."
- Proverbs 3:5,6 NIV

Thursday, June 23, 2016

today...


"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin."
- Mother Teresa

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day...

Father's Day

"I believe that what we become
depends on what our fathers
teach us at odd moments,
when they aren't trying to teach us.
We are formed by little scraps of wisdom."
- Umberto Eco