Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sheep love to be together; they do not like being alone;
there are no animals which seem to take such pleasure in being in a flock,
and cling to each other's company so faithfully.
 And so is it with true Christians:
 it is their delight to meet each other and be together, if possible.
It is their continual sorrow and complaint that far too often they have to journey on alone,
without any who are like-minded to commune with,
 about the things which their souls love most;
 and this is a very sore trial.
Friends and relations may be kind and affectionate,
 they may have everything to make this world enjoyable -
but what Christ's sheep sigh and crave after is to have with them
 people who can enter into their secret feelings,
who understand the unseen workings of their inward man,
 who can comprehend the hidden warfare which goes on in their hearts
 - people with whom they can take sweet counsel about their souls' health and souls' trials,
 with whom they can converse freely and unreservedly about their Lord and Master
and their hopes of forgiveness through His name.

~ J.C. Ryle

Tract: The Character of the True Christian
(HT) Eric

Friday, June 22, 2012

10 Things I Love about My Husband

(With my dad for Fathers Day)
1. He consistently does what’s right, not what easy.
2. He’s not afraid to confront sin in my life.
3. He’s more concerned about truth than popularity.
4. Scripture is his guide.
5. He tucks Bear Cub in at night.
6. He reads to our boys.
7. He’s tidy.
8. He sings hymns with me. Not just at church Smile
9. He texts me during his busy workday, just to see how things are going.
10. He loves the Lord more than anything else.
What do you love most about your husband?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Remembering the Blessings May 2012

-The precious sound of baby laughter.
-Hearing Bear Cub sing “Holy, holy, holy,” over and over.
-A new driveway.
-Answered prayer. Miraculous healing. Zero abnormal cells. One baffled GYN oncologist.
-Warm sun and plenty of rain to make our garden grow.
-A “gardener apprentice.”
-Realizing that the church we have been visiting for them last 18 months is now home. I’m so thankful for a wonderful pastor who faithfully preaches God’s Word to us each and every Lord’s Day.
-Fun trips to the park.

-ONE picture with both boys looking at the same time!