Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
For those of you interested in learning more about photography, I recently ran across a website that is offering a free photography course on "Telling a Story with Photos." Some of the content is very basic, but if you are just beginning, the basics are very important! And I need reminders and re-freshers every once in a while and have enjoyed reading their material.
There is a deadline, though...if you sign up, you must complete the course by April 11 -- so act fast! (And for those who are leery of bad content within photography lessons, I have previewed all the material and everything is safe).
Saturday, March 22, 2008
"Then they crucified Him." Matthew 27:35
There is no way Jesus could have been crucified unless He allowed it, which He did. The nails didn't hold Him there, but rather, my sin. For me -- He died and now lives and reigns. What a Savior!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
"...serve the Lord with gladness..."
Selfless service is the greatest beauty of all. It's the beauty of our Lord.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Where once again I use actual dressers...and my closet has a door....and my toothbrush can stay in the bathroom...and my sleeping bag doesn't get rolled up every morning (or rolled out every night, either, for that matter!)...where it takes forever in this great big house to find anyone (okay, so not quite! It just seems that way after 14 people living in the 45 feet of our 'bus' space!)...where I can leave the water running until it is hot before using it...and where my family and I can all sit around one big table and hold hands to pray at meal time.
Friday, March 14, 2008
So often believers say "I really need to make more time for God."
But no!! That is the wrong way to say it. It is all God's time -- we are the ones borrowing it to do other things.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
My posting has been extremely random lately, something that tends to happen on our road trips. In case you want to get caught up on all the happenings that I didn't blog about, check out some very fun picture posts on both the family blog, and my brother's blog. Life has definitely been full and my blog sadly neglected. But now the countdown has started for arriving back in Nebraska. Home, sweet home!
And I'll sign off for today with a few cute photos of one of my favorite little helpers....
(Photo credits: Elizabeth)
I wasn't going to share this since it didn't turn out, but it is hard to resists a big brother's pleadings... [smile]
Last night our family was 25 miles away from Cape Canaveral, and being that close to history in the making, we all trouped outside in our PJ's to see the shuttle launch at 2:28 am. Because of the cloud cover, we only ended up seeing it for 4-5 seconds (not near long enough for me to experiment!!) though we heard it for much, much longer than that. Wow. It was incredible to watch the sky light up and hear the roar.
This poor picture doesn't do it justice.
To see the real picture from those who were up close and knew what they were doing, check out NASA's picture! It is amazing and also a much more impressive sight to see.
Posted by Bethany at 3:23 PM
Monday, March 10, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
"They begged and begged me, but I couldn't give it to them," said the man. "I know Christians are supposed to share, but I just couldn't part with it."
He sadly held out his hand so that his listener could see his prized possession.
"I really wanted to, but I couldn't. You see, people in North Korea told me that they have been praying for fifty years to get a Bible. But I didn't give them mine because I had been praying for twenty years, and I had just gotten it from a pastor in South Korea."
He sighed deeply as his mind went to the needy believers in North Korea desperately praying for one copy of the Bible. He hugged his Bible to his chest.
Bibles in North Korea are rare. Because of the opposition from the Communists, believers consider them more precious than gold. One man was beaten to death with an iron rod along the Chinese border when he was caught bringing Bibles into North Korea. Sadly, cases like this are reported over and over.
"I cannot forget those people," he said with a sigh. "I cannot forget the look of envy on their faces when I showed them my Bible. I feel so badly for them."
"These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name."
How differently might we treat our Bibles if we had to pray for over twenty years to get one?!
-Extreme Devotion by Voice of the Martyrs
:: night time -- who knows where?! ::