Friday, March 27, 2009

Psalm 90

Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Relent, O LORD! How long will it be?

Have compassion on your servants.
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 90:12-17

These words are my prayer tonight. I've missed Your word Lord. My days have been filled to overflowing and I need your peace. I see answers to my unspoken prayers and I thank you that you know my heart. I do pray for my work, the work of my hands to be Yours, to be established and planned by You. I commit my days to you. I commit my life to serving you. Your plans for me are all I need. My trust is in You.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Houston, Texas Spring Break!

We drove down to Houston to see where my son is living and working and while we were there we did some sightseeing!
On our second day we visited The Johnson Space Center. We took a tram tour through Nasa and we saw some of the actual spacecraft that flew to the moon and some real space rocks!

The historic Mission Control happened in this building and the present day Mission Control is happening currently in this same building! A Space Shuttle launched 3 days before we were there.

You are looking at the Mission Control room for all of the Apollo Missions to the moon. "Houston, we've had a problem" was called into this very room. Pretty cool to think of all the history that happened right here.

This was incredible. This rocket was built for the Apollo 18 mission, however it never went to the moon because of a lack of funding for the space program in the 1970's. It's taller than the Statue of Liberty!

We left in awe of what man has accomplished in actually exploring space and landing on the moon and wondering where the next step will be. Oh, and guess what song was playing on the radio as we drove away? Rocket Man by Elton John!

The last stop on our trip home was to see this statue of Sam Houston.

Our first adventure is a trip to the Houston Zoo. I was always stopping to take one more picture and hurrying to catch up with my boys.

Azaleas were everywhere!

I loved the giraffes. They're so beautiful and elegant.

The lions were enjoying the warm sunshine after all of the cold and rainy weather we've had here lately. I know exactly how they feel!

Funny, little meerkats just sat there staring at...something?

The best part was getting to hang out with my two favorite guys. It was just me and "My Two Sons" for a few days. So much fun!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Little Oscar

I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family! He officially belongs to my daughter, but he has found his way into all of our hearts. It's funny how a puppy can fill up all the empty places and give so much joy! He's about an 8 week old teacup poodle/chihuahua. He's so little and sweet. We love him!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pear Blossoms

Pear Blossoms

I glanced out at my backyard today, ready to get the rake and continue cleaning up all of the leaves and twigs left over from last year. I saw the pear tree beginning to bloom. I worked out in the yard yesterday and sure didn't notice it. We've lived in this house for 10 years. There were many of those years when I was so busy treading the water of life that I was unable to see what was right before me. Today, as I walked out to the tree with my camera, I prayed a prayer of thankfulness for these quiet moments, a chance to see.
Dear Lord, thank you for the warmth of the sunshine, the beauty of this pear tree right in my own backyard, the strength that I find in you. I pray that you will restore our hearts and the lost years. Let the joy we find in you be our strength. Give us hope for the future, for our hope is in you.
"for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Nehemiah 8:10