Thursday, April 26, 2012

Something I found...

This is something I just found in my note section on my Itouch. I wrote it about a month ago while on the ride home from my grandparents and totally forgot about it. Enjoy!

**Spring thoughts**

There is something about the nail polish being out again, and the smell of fresh flowers bursting into bloom everywhere that cheers my heart. Or maybe it's the birds flocking to the feeder and singing to their merry little hearts content; the way the sky is a softer blue now; how the clouds are practically dancing in the sky with glee. All seem to whisper, "Spring is here!" Plans of picnics with lemonade, going for long walks in the sun, putting the winter sweaters away, and beginning to see sun-kissed faces that make me thankful.

Thankful for seasons. Thankful for change. God didn't have to make seasons-- He could've just let everything stay the same. Yet, He didn't. He delights in making beautiful things. Look at the flowers, how they bring forth their blooms. And how the peach trees bring forth their fruit. Spring brings hope. Spring brings the knowledge of something NEW...something different.

In my mind, it is perfectly fitting for us to celebrate Easter in the Spring. The way the flowers bring forth their fresh scent and new look is only a small reflection of what God wants to do in our hearts. Because HE died on the cross and rose again, not only did HE conquer death for all time, but HE also offers us the hope of being made new again.

Spring means something new. Spring means change.
Jesus makes us new. He is the GREAT change.

He revives our weary spirits, and breathes life into us again. When we surrender our lives to HIM, HE can take our ugly, sin filled hearts and can make them white, and pure (like the Lily).

He delights in making beautiful things.

Monday, April 16, 2012

What's been happening lately...

Lots and LOTS of things going on around here. I believe this week will be the busiest yet, if that's even possible!  hehe...From cleaning and shopping to a women's retreat with our church this weekend, every day is jam packed with activity!

Our family finished our "Experiencing God" Bible study last night. Wow. We thought that by the end of the study we would have more clear direction about what is the next step-- for each of us and as a family. Although there was no "AHA!" moment, per se, there has been opportunities coming at me like crazy. It's very exciting.

Through the past few weeks, we have begun doing weekly evangelism on our local university campus! We call it "GospelOnGrounds." hehehe...  It's very exciting and we have had some great conversations with many students. The only sad thing is that many are closed, even after open discussion and understanding the Gospel-- they don't want to change. Some days it is a battle not to be discouraged, but the Lord helps me to overcome and to remember Galatians 6:9.

Other than that, just praying right now through several opportunities for the Summer! :) I haven't been cooking that much lately as my schedule is so full...but we hope to remedy that sooooon!

Hope that you all are enjoying that beautiful (but very hot) day! Oh, and for those of you with a Kohr Bros. near you, it's 5 cent cone day. Just sayin. :)

Much love and hugs and blessings to all my readers.