Monday, October 29, 2012


My sis and her fiance found a house! Doesn't it just look like this house and these two people go together? :) I must say, I believe so. :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Time!

Got together with friends this weekend and carved pumpkins! I love fall--the leaves, the orange, yellow, and red colors, pumpkins, Thanksgiving, and cooler weather. It's such a lovely season. Of all the seasons, fall makes me think most about change. Reminds me that change isn't always bad, change is actually a way of life, and there is good in every change.

Friday, October 12, 2012

A promise that won't be broken

"Don't be afraid; you WILL NOT be put to shame.
Don't fear disgrace; you WILL NOT be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth, and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
For your Maker is your husband--
the Lord Almighty is his name--
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth.
The Lord WILL call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit--
a wife who married young, only to be rejected," says your God.
"For a brief moment I abandoned you,
BUT WITH deep compassion I WILL bring you back.
In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, 
BUT WITH everlasting kindness I WILL HAVE compassion on you,"
says the Lord your Redeemer.

How many times in our lives do we experience the pain of empty promises? The hurt of a promise broken? How many times have we ourselves broken a promise to someone else? Countless times, because we are human.

This promise is everlasting. This promise is sure. Unshakable. Undeniable. This promise is certain. We can put faith in this promise, because it is a promise from God. It is a covenant from him, to every single one of us. God loves us so fully. God IS love. What a feeling of hope!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Everything is possible with God

Is it possible that one can be so happy, so joyful,
and yet so terribly sad at the same time? yes.

Is it possible that the worst news in the world
can also be the best news ever received? yes.

Is it possible that at the moment you question everything
is also the moment you get the answer? yes.

Is is possible that while we are so broken in our sin
we are at the same moment closest to God our Savior? yes.

Is it possible that when nothing at all makes sense,
is when everything makes sense? yes.

Is it possible that when we are weakest
is when we allow God to be strongest? yes.

Does anything about God ever make sense? no. :) His ways are higher than our ways, his thoughts higher than our thoughts. God is such a fabulous mystery, and we will never understand his strength and wisdom, but that is okay. It is okay. I trust Him.