Monday, January 30, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Called to be in Each Others Lives

I'd like to share a Piper quote...related to the text of Hebrews 3:13.

"Satan, the world and the flesh are trying to harden, dull, blind and deafen the soul. And we are in each others lives with word-saturated exhortation to keep the soul alive and sensitive and supple and touchable by the word of God and the Spirit of God." -John Piper

And here are a few more verses on the same line of thought...

"See that no one repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone." 1 Thess. 5:15

"And let us consider how stir up one another to love and good works..." Hebrews 10:24

(Some other references if you wish...1 Cor. 12:25; 1Pet. 4:10; Eph. 5:2; Eph. 4:32; Heb. 10:25; Col. 3:13; Eph. 5:19; Rom. 15:5;2 Cor. 13:11; Rom. 12:10...)

I think this is a fascinating and really convicting subject...something the Church could stand to learn a lot about.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Kristen and Jay get married two months from today. crazy! :)

Monday, January 23, 2006

Resting on the Promises of Christ

"Jesus! What a friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Hallelujah! What a friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Jesus! What a strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my strength, my victory wins.

Jesus! What a help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my comfort, helps my soul.

Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine."
-Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners.

God is so incredible! He is so merciful and sends so many hidden blessings to me each day. He is (as my friend Angie said recently) the greatest distraction of my life! He interrupts me when I am sleeping, doing homework, in class, at work, walking around campus, even when I am just sitting still. What an incredible Savior! What an incredible Lover! In the midst of my weaknesses and failings it is wonderfully reassuring to remember His promises and fall into His sure and ready embrace. I'm glad God has taken my life and shaken it up and is continually making it new. It's exciting...even if it is also terrifying.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Missing Arizona...

Look at that sunset!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Cold Snow Day

First day of classes! So far so good...I'm done with classes on Wed. and Fri. by 10:50. That's really nice. Today I have to go up and watch a Physics video, though. Yuck. I think Hallie and I are going to study in the library for a bit first.

Today is so cold but so beautiful! We went out on a picture was lots of fun. Here are a few...Its weird that last week I was in Arizona enjoying 75 degree weather. Wow. I like this, but I must admit I am very much looking forward to March in Tucson.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Back at Hillsdale

Crazy!....i miss my family...but its nice to get ready to get back into my routine. But i miss my family. I bought my ticket for the wedding in March! I am SO excited about it!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 01, 2006