Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I have this theory...

let's just say you have a dishpan of leftover water which has set out all night and as you go to wash your hands before preparing breakfast the next morning, you are mysteriously and wondrously greeted by a bubbly soap heart. When this happens, my theory is...it's going to be a good day. :)

This theory has yet to prove itself since the day is young, but I have this tiny little feeling that it is going to "pan" out (sorry about the pun...I had to). Even if it is only a self-fulfilling prophecy, so to speak, that works for me. That silly little memory of a perfect soapy heart has left a smile on my face.

I believe we should look for Christ and his work in our daily lives (1 Cor. 10:31-as we should do so we should also think) and this little heart is no exception. This seemingly silly heart has left me dwelling on heavenly beauties; on the ultimate sacrificial love of the Father in sending his only begotten Son (John 3:16) and the gift of His beautiful Son in laying down his own perfect life in return for his inheritance... the souls of the nations of this world (Dan. 7:14) in which he amazingly and graciously has chosen me. Meaning, I am his and he is mine (Song of Sol. 2:16). Praise be to God in the Highest!

I am so grateful to the Lord, that even though I fight and kick against His will at times (too many times), he sends me a bubbly heart to brighten my day and remind me that I am his because he first loved me (Eph 2 !). How amazing is our great God?!

May the Lord bless you and bring you to a knowledge of Him and His perfection if you don't know Him or encourage your heart and faith in the mercy of our loving God, if you do know Him!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We've Moved

I can't believe it's been about a month since I posted last. Moving is time consuming to say the least, but we are settling in here in Lewiston. Just a few pics to share with you which Ann took, actually. I still have mine to upload and don't have the time right now. :)

The top pic is a great view of Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA. Lewiston is on left side of the large river down the middle of the pic and Clarkston on the right. For those who care, that large river down the middle is the Snake River which I personally think is so very cool. I love Ansel Adams photos and he has this amazing photograph of the Snake River. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I found out we were going to live so close to it. ;) The smaller river in the pic is the Clearwater and it runs into the Snake which runs into the ocean. Obviously, our area was named after Lewis and Clark and will be great to explore (pun intended :P ) the history of our area in detail in the coming months.

The middle pic is taken from the top of the bluffs north of Lewiston (I believe...correct me if I'm wrong Ann) ;) Just about anywhere you drive in Lewiston these bluffs are in view; they are beautiful. Presently, they are snow-covered and spectacular.

The last pic is the front of the house we are renting. I am still trying to adjust to living in town, but Lewiston is not a city city (a great blessing) though it has a population of 30,000. It is spread out and thankfully, the view of the bluffs which can be seen from my kitchen window is a great help. As my friend Ang says, you just need to imagine the houses away. Apparently she is better at imagining than I am.

I truly am grateful to the Lord for the house he has provided and pray for contentment. Easy to say hard to apply. ;) Reminder to self: our possession is not of this world, but of the world to come. Our inheritance is filled with all matter of spiritual treasures; treasures that will not pass away.

Daniel 7:14- And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

What a blessing! Praise God! He is so amazingly gracious to choose his people for himself that we may serve and bless his name always.

I hope and pray you are all well and I look forward to posting soon.