Sunday, May 24, 2009

From My Personal Dictionary:

Idaho: proper noun. Def: 1. Sprinklers at sunset 2. Home.

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I am still working on my header by the way, so technically I probably should be working on that, but the sprinklers distracted me. Ahhh, happiness.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Potential Disaster Area: Enter At Your Own Risk

My friend Dori entered the blog world recently here and after envying her pretty layout for almost a full day, I found out where she got it! I am now being a shameful copycat and updating my blog with some of the stuff I am finding from Since my html knowledge is minimal at best, playing around on here is always dangerous. Hopefully, I won't end up deleting something important. Stick around! Constuction mode will be over shortly.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Taste and See

Maybe it is because the sun is shining and it feels like spring. Maybe it is because there is a sprig of honeysuckle in a vase above the kitchen sink. Maybe it is because I am wearing my favorite blue sweatshirt. Maybe it is because I am listening to the newest single by Jars of Clay. Maybe it is because...God is good.

I am in a happy mood today.

"And it feels like giving in, It feels like starting over, It feels like waking up, and you know it’s coming, It feels like a brand new day. Open your eyes." (Two Hands, Jars of Clay)

God is good. That phrase has been pasted on key chains, coffee cups, posters and refrigerator magnets. It has become a cliche associated with pictures of cuddly kittens and puppies. Yet somehow, the overuse of the phrase hasn't removed its truth. For me, the phrase encompasses the simplicity of God's love for mankind and for me. There are other bigger, prettier words that could be used to describe our Lord: righteous, just, omnipotent, long-suffering, eternal; and all of them are true and accurate. But it is His goodness, to me personally, that is standing out to me today. God is good. Is it really possible to say it too much?

I tend to be suspicious of happy times. When things are going well, I have an Eeyore-like response of "It will probably rain tomorrow". I know that God often uses trials for our sanctification and I know that trials are what we are told to expect from this world. So I am well aware that I shouldn't place too much stock in today's fleeting circumstances. But I am also learning that it is alright to enjoy the happy moments. Remember the Spurgeon quote I posted last? It ends with an encouragement to leave the results of today's work in God's hands and to expect a blessed issue. Knowing that God is going use today's events to sanctify me and to further His purposes, allows me to enjoy today. I forget to do that a lot of the time when I am too busy thinking ahead to see what He is doing now. God is good.

"Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise." James 5:13b
Photography by Rebekah :)