Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Here she is!


We're not sure what her name will be quite yet, but here are a bunch of pics from just a hour ago.

IT'S A GIRL!

She's 7lb9oz , 20.5 in. and she was born at 3:34 this morning. I'll have pics and more info asap. I'm so excited!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I want to be a true follower

Soren Kierkegaard, the father of Christian existentialism, describes two types of Christians: those who imitate Jesus Christ and a second, much cheaper brand-those who are content to admire him.

From a book called The Importance of Being Foolish
(Learning to think like Christ)
By Brennan Manning

When I read this quote the truth of it really hit me. Do
I just admire Jesus or am I a true follower?
Then, I was reading a blog of some missionaries from Botswana, who were here (in the US) on sabbatical. Their impressions of the USA.


"It seems that there are so many people that are religious. I have met so many that are following a lot of other messages while holding the Bible, rather than the true messages of the Word." Andrew Jernigan

In Galatians 1:8-10, Paul writes, "Let God's curse fall on anyone, including myself, who preaches any other message than the one we told you about. Even if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let him be forever cursed. I will say it again: If anyone preaches any other gospel than the one you welcome, let God's curse fall upon that person. Obviously, I'm not trying to be a people pleaser! No, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ's servant." (NLT)

I don't want to just admire Jesus, I want to live in his shadow, walking so close to Him that I feel His presence. It made me think about my life, and I think I will be mulling it over for some time.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My 50th birthday?





How can I be 50? I sure don't feel like I am. I am so blessed with friends and family that love and care for me. I had a wonderful birthday. Dave bought me a cake from Wuollett bakery. It was a raspberry torte, with marzipan covering it. He brought me a beautiful arrangement, including roses, daisies, carnations, mums and babies breath. My girls, Nikki and Ginny took me out for lunch at the Modern cafe and then we all went over to Aveda. They treated me to an hour long facial. It was really relaxing. Then we all met at the house for cake. A perfect end, to a perfect day.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

new art




These aren't the greatest quality, but I thought I put them up anyhow. They are small, the size of a playing card. Artistic confessions, to inspire and delight.

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