Daily Verse

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.








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Monday, December 22, 2008

Life lived

EDIT: OKAY CHRISTY, now I'm copying you...while she took this off my blog, I am going to add to the list by adding info on what I have done like Christy did!

This was on the blog Parenthood For Me. The idea is to highlight the ones that you have done. Surprisingly, in my young life, I have accomplished 49 out of 101 of the list! You try!

1. Started your own blog,
2. Slept under the stars, back in high school at one of our many camp outs!
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower, I believe I was watching one at the neighbors house the night my parents brought home my red convertable! And have watched more since...
6. Given more than you can afford to charity...keeping this one to myself.
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain, on the youth trip in '98
9. Held a baby bird, I used to try to save them when they would fall out of their nests...
10. Sang/played a solo, there have been a few here and there.
11. Got a tattoo
12. Visited Ireland
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch, crocheting
15. Adopted a child...our AG & EE
16. Had food poisoning, Chinese Brookings!
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables, when we lived in Huron.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight...too many to count
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort, the ones with the Norgaard cousins were always the best!
25. Held a lamb...Wicherns always had lambs to hold
26. Gone skinny dipping...this was in junior high...won't do it again!
27. Ran a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse...I don't remember the year, but do remember seeing it!
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset...many, MANY times over!
31. Hit a home and there
32. Been on a cruise (not a long one, but a dinner cruise)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language, Sign Language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied...when we have adopted two more children it won't matter how much money we have...I will be happy!
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke, not for a while
42. Driven across the US (coast to coast)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant, on my bus route in Chicago
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by Puerto Vallarta Mexico
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain...and the snow
53. Played in the mud...yep, lots of fun!
54. Gone to a drive-in theater...Rush Hour 2!
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business...Pumpkin Patch Daycare
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no husband brought home flowers in April for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma, back in HS...can't do it any more!
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check, but it was Wells Fargos fault!
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood teddy from Daddy!
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job, the flower shop...because she ran herself out of money and couldn't pay her employees!
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone...both wrists and my little toe
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle...used to think it was fun to roll that way
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book, does my Christmas letter from last year count?
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car ~ 2007 Honda Odessey
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper~ Opera House stuff, sports stuff, Abelskeiver stuff...etc.
85. Read the entire Bible...I have
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating...we used to help the VanLohs butcher chickens every year!
88. Had chickenpox...back in 1st grade
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury...not so much fun, now my term starts 1-1-09 and goes thru 6-30-09
91. Met someone famous, some guy in Nebraska...don't remember his name, and the guy in the limo at the FLA convention...Little Richard maybe? Can you tell it really mattered?
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one, unfortunately
94. Made a baby...we have 4 in heaven that we will meet someday!
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone...who doesn't?
99. Been stung by a bee...and was rusted to the ER
100. Had a dream fulfilled...Married Mr. Right (Check), Have children (check), Own my own busieness (check)
101. Have/had someone in your life who changed your outlook on life...there are many, many people whos names could be listed here & thank you to each of you!