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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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Reptile Gardens

Mom came on the 26th of June, and that Saturday we went to Reptile.Gardens in Rapid.City for some family fun.
Here we have the kids & Grandma Pancakes (not sure who is more excited) as we arrived at Reptile.Gardens.Princess loved the giant turtles, Boo didn't think so much of them. I thought it to be interesting that 1 of the 3 was 128 years old!"Hello Mr. Turtle"In the prairie dog bubbleMarilyn the pythonMale CobraBoo more interested in the camera than the nasty snakes!
Do you see my Princess' little hand on that BIG snake? Apparently Boo was brave for Daddy and actually touched Marilyn too!Just because I am a tourist at heart!And because Grandma Pancakes loves her grandkids!He posed for me! heeheI am a wonderful mom and made my kids go in for a picture, although I have to say Princess had no problem going to sit and said, "Hello Grandpa"Boo needed Daddy's presence to be brave Maniac, a 15.5 foot/1250 pound crocodile, was pretty impressive. His head was much bigger than my children! See his story here.

Getting a little up close and personal with the lizardA cool looking not-so-huge snakeAnother great family photo op, ok, so maybe I was slightly taking advantage of the fact that we had someone (thanks MOM!) around to take pictures of the whole family for once!This baby turtle was not much larger than a quarter...finally, we found something that Boo liked!
It was a fun day, but seriously, any tourist thing we do with my mother is fun...she is just a big kid!