Friday, September 25, 2009

It's the Weekend!

We're getting packed up to go camping tomorrow morning early. My son is bringing a friend he's known for 10 years and we're meeting my class from church. We'll be sleeping in tents and cooking outside and fishing and hiking. I'm looking forward to the quietness of nature. We're going to Dinosaur Valley State Park. There's a Creation Evidence Museum next door that I've always wanted to visit, so maybe we'll get to this time.

They have a river you can cross on foot. First you have to take off your shoes and socks and step over the rocks through the cool water. It's lots of fun! This photo was taken a few years ago. I'll share new pictures when we get back home.
I hope you all have a great weekend. I plan to enjoy my two days off! Yippee!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My heart this morning

As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Psalm 42:1-2
This is my heart this morning. I've got to run and get ready for work.
Blessings to all who stop by!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Trust in the Lord

Trust God from the bottom of your heart,
don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go
He's the one who will keep you on track.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
You know, sometimes life doesn't make sense. Sometimes we feel a burden we can't carry on our own. Sometimes we feel that we're being asked to do something that is more than we are capable of. Even when we can't see what God is doing, we trust. We won't try to understand, we will simply look to God and listen for Him everywhere we go and in everything we do.
My heart trusts in you, Lord. I'm listening.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I wanna be good!

The sweet children in my classroom are already teaching me lessons in faith and in life.
There is a little boy who when he realizes he's gotten off track and said or done something impulsively, something he knows he shouldn't have, he looks up at me with big eyes and says " was that mean?" "I don't wanna be bad", " I be good", " I wanna be good!", or some variation of that. I look him in the eyes and tell him "you are good" and get back to the lesson at hand. Sometimes it takes reassuring him more than once.
Last night I found myself praying about a situation and my heart was yearning, speaking to God with the same words, realizing my own foolishness, "I wanna be good, I wanna do right and listen to you, Lord" and in the silence I heard it. My own words echoing back to me. I heard God saying back to me "you are good. You are loved."
Thank you Lord for being there always.
"Never will I leave you
never will I forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5