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, April 14, 2010

A new journey...

So on top of the fact that I have not been able to post pictures on my blog we have added a new 'hat' to our collection.  We currently are a temporary family of six!  Last Wednesday I went to a hospital about 50 miles away and brought home 4 month old twin girls.  It has been fun, it has been tiring, it has been special, and it has been good and hard on our two!  Of course, at this point they are with us as foster girls...but if any of you know us you know that if they had the option of staying in our home forever we would not be able to say 'YES' fast enough! 

At this point we know really, nothing, about them...we have not received any information about birth parents or anything.  They had their 4 month check up/immunizations last Friday (my husbands birthday) and we didn't even get info about how that went!  But, at this point they are seemingly thriving in our home.  The bigger one we will call Miss 'Tude has gained at least three pounds this week just getting regular feedings and a little love and attention.  The small one we will call EskiMo...she is much smaller than her sister and is having a tough time with regular feedings and constipation.  We look forward to getting to know these girls and having them with us for how ever long they will stay!

But please bear with me as I am now a Mama of four (even if only temporary) and still providing daycare...