Monday, August 06, 2007

What He sees



Every experience God gives us,
every person He puts in our lives,
is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.

-Corrie ten Boom

17 comments:

Emily Schuurmans said...

Wow! Someone besides Bethany behind the camera [assuming that's you in the picture...] :)? Picture's worth a thousand words- you've invested about 3.2 cazillion as of yet in this blog- love the beautiful thoughts, beautiful photos- it's encouraging to "visit" a fellow Christian from time to time :)!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe in coincidences, but that things are allowed and orchestrated by God for a reason.

I had never seen that quote before until yesterday evening; and then today I see it in your posting.

Thank you for posting it. It gives me hope. :-)

Andrea said...

Amen!! It's so neat that just today I posted a similar quote on my blog. God seems to be drilling that point home to me!

And, I must say it again! I haven't seen a more loved, cuddled, happier baby in my life! It was a joy to see her bubbly enthusiasm for life this last weekend. Seeing her bounce on the stage to the music was priceless! Keep on lovin' that little sweetheart!! :-)

Happymama said...

I do love that quote. Your baby sister is getting so big! It's hard to believe isn't it?

~Kristi

Anonymous said...

Amen, sister! Thank you SO much for the great reminder , and encouragement!! Plus the bonus of a darling picture! [grin] I love YOU tons!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! This is great encouragement to me this morning, as I'm going through a very busy time in my life right now. God bless you for your faithfulness to Him and encouraging those that are Christ's. In Christ, Ruth Ann

Christina said...

Bethany,

I love the picture. So precious! Anyway thank you again for the consistent, short, uplifting, posts. Always with pictures, beautiful pictures.

Christina

Rachel Marie said...

Wow, that is quote is so good. And what a challenge coming from Corrie...! She would've lived that in a far more difficult way than I likely ever will!

And I ditto the first "Anonymous" comment...
wow.

God is so good; He knows what is truly the best for us!

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

Amen! :) Thanks for yet another encouraging post! :)

What a sweet picture! It's so fun having a baby around. They grow so fast! my youngest brother is already almost three, which is hard to believe, it seems like it went by so fast!

Goldfish said...

AWWwww! how sweet! I love the quote! When I was reading Authentic Beauty, there was a little section about Betsy and Corrie, so reading a quote is so nice to see! Her life is truly an example!!!!!

~AliisaJoy~ said...

BEAUTIFUL picture!! Who took it?

What an encouraging reminder!!

Gem said...

Wow, nice post, Bethany! The picture is so cute...! And the quote is beautiful. I really liked this post!

BrittLeigh said...

Oh Bethany, what a sweet picture!!! Two beautiful girls lookin' so happy :). Thanks for sharing the smiles :)

Also great quote... I remember reading that quite awhile ago, and while I couldn't remember the exact statement, it has been coming to my mind a lot these days. I appreciate it!

LOTS OF ((((BIG HUGS)))))

Kaylene said...

soooo true!
I luv the pic!! It kind of reflects what God is preparing many of us young woman for, yes?

Jessica said...

Amen!! That's good

Johan said...

Great quote (picture, too)! Do you have a lensbaby? If not, how do you get that cool blurring in some of your photos (such as this one)?
Johan Doornenbal
"He has made everything beatiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11

Bethany said...

The picture is compliments of Hannah -- she loves to use my camera anytime I let her. :D

Johan -- no I don't have a lens baby. They look very neat, but due to $$$ I'm going to have to wait on those. To get the cool blurring effect, I used www.Picasa.com A free photo editing program hosted by google. Some of the effects are very easily overdone I've found, so I have to watch myself in that respect, but I have really enjoyed using this program. Oh, and it's cheaper, too!