Sunday, November 15, 2009

Coming this Fall 2010...

This Saturday we had the opportunity and blessing to attend an open house at Grove City College near Pittsburgh. This is a beautiful Christian College and we are very excited to pursue it, Lord willing and with His direction, for Frank's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Below are pictures from our visit.

At the Hoyt Hall

Jana one of our tour guides.

Evan, another guide.

The courtyards as well as the grounds
are just beautiful!

Is this Kaitie or what? LOL!

Wrapping up a great
day and heading for home.

In the word's of Arnold,
"I'll be back!"


Friday, November 6, 2009

The sun peaking in my kitchen windows
as I was posting today
so beautiful.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It would do us well to realize that we need to be thankful that God doesn't give us everything we ask for. What a merciful, truly merciful God we have, and I have very much to be thankful for.

Friday 11/06

I have been thinking about this for the last few days. In September I posted a poem by Ruth Bell Graham, 'Had I been...' The poem keeps coming to my mind over and over, man's desire verses God's sovereign purposes.
I believe Pa
ul put it this way in Romans 12 :2 : "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." That good, and acceptable and perfect...' What else is there? What else would God's will be, but good, acceptable and perfect?

I am learning this in a new and intimate way, that is, the difference between what I ask for, or shall I say "my good and perfect will ?" It is humbling, when I read the wisdom in this poem. Perhaps the Lord looks down on me many times and says, as He said to James and John "...Ye know not what ye ask." (Jn 10:38).

"No, Lord, I do not, and yet You are kind and long suffering with me, even comforting me in my follies, coming to me by Your Spirit and reminding me that he that lacks wisdom can ask from You, Who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not." (James)

And what else of that scripture can I glean in Romans 2 about my Lord's good, acceptable and perfect will, but that in order to know it I must have my thinking and my mind renewed, that I must be transformed, yielded, and surrendered. More on that to come...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Sweet Umbrella of Protection

His banner over me is love, He hedges me in, His love surrounds me always...

In a moment today there came to me a vision of the Lord going before us and protecting us, I want to praise Him for His goodness, and loving kindness--He is always good, always.
I love this picture. Could anything be more lovely, than these sweet tiny lilies. When I look at them an overflow of beauty fills my mind; exquisite, elegant, graceful, gentle, sweet, and precious.

From my childhood they have been my favorite flower. I am amazed that my Lord created such a thing, so fragile, and vulnerable, yet with an umbrella of protection in such hardy foliage, covering, shading, safeguarding, and protecting, cradling as a very sanctuary these dear treasures. He is an amazing, Almighty Creator...I call Him, Father.