Slowly but surly I am going to change this blog. We are getting a new provider for our blog most likely in a few months and I hope to have all the changes made by then. But not today. LOL You all have a very blessed Monday.
Hi, I still don’t have my graduation pictures off the camera and on to the computer.
While I wait for my husband to do that for me, I thought I’d share a film I watched recently. It reminded me of what I learned in my Old and New Testament Survey classes. It also give me a view of one man’s journey from Atheist to Christian. The film is titled A Case For Christ, by Lee Strobel and is basically the findings of how he came to believe in Jesus Christ. It is also the title of his book by the same name.
Sorry the picture is a bit pale, but you can see my husband is busy entertaining the Hummingbirds. So when you are not busy doing something maybe you’d like to check out the movie or the book by Lee Strobel. I hope you have a relaxed and blessed Sunday.
Graduation was great and now as soon as I get the photos off the camera and onto the computer I will be posting all about it. I hope you are having a wonderful day. I sure did. I felt so relaxed and happy knowing I had accomplished what I set out to do. I’ll update soon. Blessings!
Now that school is over and graduation is just a few weeks away I can relax a bit more and pay more attention to this blog. I am pretty sure that part of that attention will be a new name and style.
I am also looking forward to those hot days of summer and maybe a few trips to the beach.
Happy Graduation to you if you are graduating too. May God bless you in the future near and far.
Romans 11:33 (NKJV)
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
Anniversary: This month marks the 39th year of marriage to my best friend and better half Dan. That is him above with his lips puckered up for a kiss. Below is one of our fist pictures as a young family.
I couldn’t find a wedding photo to post but, here we are just 5 years into our marriage with our oldest son Jason. (He is about 1 year old here.) We look so young! It shows one of the few times my husband cut his hair. From the early 70′s to just 10 years ago he had long hair, very long down to the middle of his back, he cut it twice during that time for job interviews and then grew it back long right away. We have come over a lot of smooth and rough roads since this picture and we are so happy to still be together and in love.
Now for Bible College: In eight weeks I will have completed my two years of Bible College. I have learned so much and enjoyed my Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus the hours spent studying for test, papers and assignments that actually put into practice what we have learned. It has been a wonderful experience. But it isn’t over yet. I still have seven weeks of class and one week of Easter break.
I have four books to read this quarter. I usually post the book titles but think I missed doing that last quarter, so I’ll post all of them.
Last quarter’s books were: The Incomparable Christ by J. Oswald Sanders, for Christology class. You can find it by clicking the red Christianbook button in the left column of this blog page. Our other book was Handbook of Preaching by Dr. Nathaniel M. Van Cleave, for Homelitics class. Our other classes, Leadership and Ethics/Christianity in the Workplace. had recommended books but I didn’t purchase them.
This quarter we have Unlocking The Abraham Promise by Dr. Berin Gilfillan who is also our teacher. He is in South Africa right now so we have our first three classes by video but it looks to be an interesting class on Evangelism.
The other three classes are King in the Kingdom, Real Christianity, and Christian Counseling. The books, which can all be found at the Christianbook button, are Destined For The Throne, by Paul Billheimer, Celebrations of Discipline, by Richard J. Foster, and The Christian Counselor’s Manuel, by Jay E. Adams.
I know this quarter is going to be a lot of work but I am excited about what we are learning and excited to be in the last quarter before graduation. I may not be back till Graduation because after just the first week of classes I have a lot of reading and assignments but I will for sure be back with pictures of Graduation.
So if I am not back for a while have a blessed Easter. It is my favorite holiday. I love remembering what was done for us. And, enjoy your Spring. Blessings to you all.
This is where I wish I was this morning. My life is kind of busy and sometimes I just wish I had time to stick my head under the pillow and laze around. Well no matter if you are relaxing or running like a chicken with your head cut off I hope you day is blessed.
Psalm 119 (NLT)
58 With all my heart I want your blessings.
Be merciful as you promised.
59 I pondered the direction of my life,
and I turned to follow your laws.
60 I will hurry, without delay,
to obey your commands.
Well there is a change here today. I have changed the background to an ocean picture we took on a fast vacation a few summers ago. We dashed up to San Francisco to take some dishes up from my MIL, that had belonged to her mother or grandmother to my husband’s Aunt and dashed back home. Except for seeing his Aunt, Uncle, and cousins, then stopping to see an good friend along the way home, we really didn’t have much fun. I did get this beautiful ocean picture taken somewhere along the California coast.
Other than that I haven’t much to say. Unusual for me. So I’ll leave with this full view of the background picture and a scripture. Funny how you can’t see the guard rail in the background but you can see it in the full view of the picture.
Life is good. I think each day the older and older I get the more I love it. I enjoy the events of life as well as the day to day. I was not always this way. I let fear rob me of joy for such a long time but now I feel happy almost all the time. And let me tell you it is good to feel this way. I am getting older, things don’t work like they used to, and by things I mean my body.
For example I worked in the yard today and it took me 5 hours to finish my task.
When I was done I had a full green container and 8 trash bags of leaves and tree branch clippings and I was SORE. Ha Ha you probably expected me to say I was a happy camper and truly I was. I am glad to be done with the task, thankful to have spent the day out in the warm CA sunshine especially after the cold snap we had recently, but I can hardly walk or type now.
My feet, legs, hands, forearms, shoulders, and neck hurt to move. My back feels tight and I was walking bent over walking around Cost Co. getting the few things I needed. While I was at my pharmacy to get a prescription filled it took almost an hour of standing on my aching feet because there were so many people there with the flu. They were all coughing and sneezing and wearing face mask the doctor gave them so as not to spread germs. I refuse to get the flu.
But back to my aching body. I used to do things like rake leaves, trim trees, mow the lawn and what have you, then do a full weeks laundry, clean my house and chase two small boys. I used to do full days of hard manual labor all the time but not these days. I will be sore tomorrow and for a few days to come. But still I am glad I got out there. I plan to keep getting out there till I pass to the other side. I am going to move and do and ache doing it. I am going to use the gifts that God has given me and movement is one, and a house and yard to care for are another, till I die.
Well I hope you are enjoying the new year. I hope you have things to look forward to this year and have many blessings in your life. Stop by and leave me a word or two. I love to hear from you.
Philippians 4:4 (NLT) Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!