Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daddy's little girl

...Abby and her Daddy...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Psalms 50:23



"Whoever offers praise
glorifies Me."


YOUR UNSEEN AUDIENCE
WILL ALWAYS OUTNUMBER
ANY AUDIENCE YOU WILL EVER SEE.
-John Rush


Monday, October 13, 2008

If

...men can do God's work in their own strength, then it is not God's work at all.

If we can accomplish tasks without God, then He will not get the glory. People will look at what we have done and give us the credit.

-Brother Yun


"Seek the Lord and His strength;

Seek His face evermore!"
Psalms 105:4


"It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect."
Psalms 18:32

"In the day when I cried out,
You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul."
Psalms 138:3

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Psalms 27:4

"ONE THING I have desired of the Lord,
that will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord."

It is our dreams that define our lives. It is our dreams that define the way we spend our time. Dream God's dreams for your life, and God's dreams will cause you to seek Him above all else, prior to all else, and at the risk of all else.
-Leslie Ludy

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Xi'an weekend

So someone was bugging me today to blog more...
(my poor blog has been rather abandoned lately).

And as I've been thinking about my summer in China the past few days, I thought I'd share a few more random pictures from a weekend trip we took to Xi'an...

Chinese paper cut -- jumbo size!

We were able to go see the Terracotta Warriors, and though it was fascinating to see them -- it was just as interesting to hear the history behind it all. The warriors were built as part of an emperor's grave site. A man may conquer the world, but without Christ, death is a terrifying thing!
These Warriors have been pieced together from fragments. For those working with the pieces, they consider it a really, REALLY good day if they found two that fit!!

Pictures. Lots and lots of pictures!

A rare -- but welcome sight. A western toilet!!

Xi'an's ancient city wall

Enjoying beef noodle soup...with chopsticks!!

The Olympic games started while we were over there; flags and festive displays were everywhere. So fun to see!

Such precious memories.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Colossians 3:3


"For you died,
and are hidden with Christ in God."

And in truth, if we only knew it, our chief fitness is our utter helplessness. His strength is made perfect, not in our strength, but in our weakness. Our strength is only a hindrance.

-Hannah Whitall Smith

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Faithful Friends

Everyone knows you as a man of honor
I am glad to know you simply as a friend.
You've always taken time to be my brother
And I'll be standing by you in the end!

But I will never put you on a pedestal --
I thank the Lord for everything you do.


I'll be there to pray for you and for the ones you love
I believe that He will finish all He's started in you!

I will be an open door that you can count on,
Anywhere you are -- anywhere you've been!

I will be an honest heart you can depend on
I will be your faithful friend.

I am one of many whose path has been made clearer
By the light you've carried faithfully as a warrior and a child.

God has used you greatly to encourage and inspire --
You've remained a true friend all the while!

So I will never put you on a pedestal
Cause we both know all the glory is the Lord's.

And I'll be there to pray that He will keep you by His grace
And I always will remind you to be seeking His face!

I will be an open door that you can count on
Anywhere you are -- anywhere you've been.

I will be an honest heart you can depend on
I will be a faithful friend
Should it ever come your time to mourn
I will weep with you;

And every single time you win--
I'm celebrating, too!!

I will be an open door that you can count on
Anywhere you are -- Anywhere you've been
I will be an honest heart you can depend on
I will be a faithful friend.

I will be a faithful friend.