Monday, October 31, 2011

I'll be brief...

My parents picked up a little booklet when they were at the NCFIC conference this past weekend, titled, "Valuable Selections from the Writings of George Muller". I opened it up, just meaning to flip through it and was drawn in.

George Muller, after living a prodigal life and being converted, ran orphanages in England. He cared for over 10,000 orphans in his lifetime and the support he sought was from the Lord alone. He did not go out and raise money. He went to the Lord with the many needs they had, and his prayers were answered.

So far the 'writings' I've read have all related to faith. This quote really stood out to me: 

"Either we trust in God, and in that case we neither trust in ourselves, nor in our fellow men, nor in circumstances, nor in anything besides; or we DO trust in one or more of these and in that case do NOT trust in God."

I have said often that I have faith in God, that I trust God. But I'm asking God to show me if I really do. I know that is a dangerous thing to ask, but I need to know! What does it look like to trust in God alone, and not ourselves, our fellow men, or our circumstances? Maybe George Muller can help me understand.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Time sure flies...

My baby brother is 16 today. Wow! Does time fly. I remember the call telling us he was born. At 2:23 in the afternoon, I'm pretty sure.

Here's what Nathan has to say about turning the big 1-6.

Happy Birthday, my big little brother! What a young man you've turned out to be : )

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday-- Lazy days of Fall

Today, I had one of those days. 

One of those "I-want-to-be-lazy" days.
One of those days where I can't even pretend to want to do anything. 
One of those days where "I don't want to do nothing, be nothing or marry nothing". 
Yeah. Marry nothing. It comes and goes...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday-- Ideas

Here it is, Wednesday night, and while I have a few ideas for a Thoughtful Thursday, I totally lack the energy and/or interest for writing. I have a lot of thoughts going around in my head, but formulating them into words and sentences is beyond what I can handle right now.

I have been listening to Paul Washer recently...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday--Creation Speaks

I have always appreciated nature. 
Most of my childhood was spent outdoors and I'm so thankful that I grew up in a time and place, and family, that allowed that.
As an adult, that appreciation has grown into fascination, I think due to knowing the Creator better...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Page for Star Hill Baby Knits

Click on the 'Star Hill Baby Knits' picture to the left or go to this link to see the new page I've made for Star Hill Baby Knits! Become a follower to see what's new!