Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Is Christ your foundation?

"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it." Matthew 7:24-27

If He isn't your Rock, you're living each day sinking! Make Him your Rock and cast all worries and fears on Him.

God bless!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Selections from Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, O my soul

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within mebless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psalm 103:1-5

"He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the westso far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust." Psalm 103:10-14

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Life in the Fast Lane

Somedays I think, "I will blog," but this year seems more busy than most! I received and email from a buddy concerning my blog, "HELLO!" so I guess this post was long overdue. 
I have always enjoyed driving in the fast lane; typically it is fast paced, no stopping and gets you where you need to go.  I believe this is where Kari, the boys and I are right now, the fast lane. Everyday seems to fly by, the boys learn 100 somethings new daily and are growing, you guessed it, like weeds.

2012 has brought us a 2.5 and 1.5 year old. They each present us daily with many, many, many, blessings and many challenges.  For Landon, its obedience.  For Logan, its communication.  Obstacles yes, but nothing that my amazing wife and mommy can't handle.  Landon is running, talking, communicating, likes and dislikes, and looks like a little man.  Logan is thoughtful, analytical, crazy at times, loves to head bonk, and a great eater.  They both play well together, sharing and not sharing toys, wrestle and are sweet to one another.  And the love music.  If they aren't dancing to something mommy is playing they are singing with her.  It is amazing to watch them develop.

Kari continues to excel in her party planning, decorating and throwing skills.  Her most recent party was a gender revel party.  The theme was "What's it going to Bee?" Yellow, white and black decorations all around the room and the cake color inside revealed to all the party goers that the expecting couple was going to have a boy.  I looked at all the pictures and the grandmas reactions captured were priceless.

We continue to serve at Highland Lakes Camp and our blessed by our camp family.  I am now the Coordinator of Guest Services and Production.  What does that mean?  Basically I do all the same things I did before, but now manage my deadlines, which are dictated by the guests and ask for help from others when I need it.  It has been an amazing position and I am loving where God has allowed my family to serve.  In addition to work, I am taking Spanish 3 at Austin Community College.  It is definitely harder than Spanish 2, but will put me one course closer to graduation.

One final thing to share, at the end of 2011 God made the calling on my life more refined; he has told me I will one day be serving in the capacity as pastor.  When and where, we don't know, but while we seek Him and what He has in store for us, we are continuing to learn and grow from Him and those around us.  Its am amazing journey, one that I am so thankful to be on with Kari, Landon and Logan.

I hope that everyone is having an amazing 2012.  I plan to post more, but don't hold me to it!  I do love writing, etc., just need to find the time...which is hard in the fast lane.

God Bless.