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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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waiting for Gifts on Christmas Eve

This Christmas was different in so many ways!  We were able to spend almost a week {Tuesday ~ Monday} at my parents house!  Originally it was only going to be Thursday ~ Monday, but with the impending weather we decided to head out early!  It was a GOOD thing we did!  Most of the state was DUMPED on and if we would have waited to leave until Thursday we wouldn't have been going anywhere!  Another different part of this year was that my brother and his wife who actually only live 15 miles away, stayed at my parents house for a couple of night (due to same storm) and so we were all snowed it together.  We played games, laughed, and laughed some more!  It was great!

But probably the most different part of the year was that we didn't go to church on Christmas Eve like we normally do.  Don't get me wrong, Christmas is all about the celebration of Christ's birth...but there was something amazing about being able to reflect on The Savior in our own special way instead of being in church around many people that you do not know and listening to a Pastors view of Christmas.  It was nice, it was also nice to not have the hustle and bustle of getting 8 people ready for the service to which there is usually lots of bumping into each other because we are LATE!  Service start at 5:30 right mom?!?!?  hehee

Since we couldn't safely make it to and from church that night we decided to stay put.  There was some snowmobiling going on, but we bumped supper up to a nice time so as to be able to not have such a late night for Princess and Boo!  (The adults stayed up WAAAAYYYY later than normal!) 

Okay, Okay...enough with the with the Pictures.  Today will only be the WAITING to open gifts...Friday will be the actual gift opening fun!

Have you ever tried to get a NICE picture of two three year olds?  It turned out to be a PERSONALITY picture!

A Daddy Picture ↑ and a Mommy Picture ↓

And a family picture!

My brother and his AWESOME wife!

My Parents!

Tomorrow will be a Thankful Thursday post and then Friday will be a post full of Christmas Eve gift opening pictures!  Stay tuned!