- a long lunch chat with a long time friend. - Jesus in common - a yummy latte and a bagel - hope - the blessings of children - work - hearing the hearts of those following God -the fact that my walk with God is never static - Wednesday, halfway through the work week - finishing "The Forgotten God" by Francis Chan - planning Christmas projects (gonna make some of these for my kiddos.) - Friday night coming with a baby sitter,...and hanging with friends - the smile on my face after reading about how these Haiti momma's are being cared for. - praying for others around the world, around the block, across town and across the table. - fall - watching Chilean miner number 19 come to the surface with a smile on his face in the breakroom at work - the fact that my kids love and appreciate home-made gifts - reading this really really sweet love story about 10 cows in Uganda - getting to know a new friend from around the world...and caring about what she cares about. (Gabi) - looking forward to homechurch on Sunday - praying for my papa at the breakfast table with my kids..and seeing how much they really care
O God, I have tasted Your goodness,
and it has both satisfied me
and made me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
O God, the Triune God,
I want to want You;
I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me Your glory, I pray,
so I may know You indeed.
Begin in mercy a new work of love within me…
Give me grace to rise
and follow You up from this misty lowland
where I have wandered so long.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Some would gather money Along the path of life Some would gather roses, And rest from worldly strife. But I would gather children From among the thorns of sin, I would seek an ebony curl, And a wide and toothless grin. For money cannot enter In that land of endless day ,And roses that are gathered Soon will wilt along the way. But oh, the laughing children ,As I cross the sunset sea, And the gates swing wide to heaven ,I can take them in with me! ~Author Unknown~
“God wins us, not by shouting, beating us up, or starving us into submission, but by asking for an invitation to enter.
We are loved into surrender. The more we accept that he operates out of love for us, the more we will entrust ourselves to him.
Fénelon expresses this truth beautifully: "God is not a spy looking to surprise you. He is not an enemy lurking in the shadows to hurt you. God is your Father who loves you, and wants to help you if you will but trust in His goodness."