Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Boy fall was short lived, it seems to have lasted 1 week. This is what we all woke up to this morning. I guess I can't ignore the coming of winter anylonger. So now the fun starts, back to fish tailing in the trucks, sliding to a hault at intersections, and hoping the other drivers out there will be extra cautious. When we moved out here last year we found that snowmachining is a way of transportation in this town. There is a freeway next to the highway and all the roads here are accompanied by a trail just for snowmachines. This is also the first place I've seen a row of ski-doo's, polaris's, and yamaha's parked at all the grocery stores; don't aske me where you would fit groceries on a snowmachine, but they do it somehow. I'm looking forward to seeing it all again. We are stocked with hotcocoa, studded tires, and warm clothes so I guess we're ready for it.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
If I were to mark a day for fall, it would be today. Yesterday the lawn was mostly green, today.....
Its beautiful and I keep thinking December is just around the corner, it will be our 1st year anniversary in our cozy little house. I can't wait till Christmas!
Saturday, September 11, 2004
M and I were baptized tonight. We spent the evening at the minister's house for dinner and bible study and decided to just go do it. M has never been baptized; I was baptized when I was a baby. So as adults we've finally made the decision after studying baptism for a few weeks and just did it. I'm pretty jazzed, not to mention humbled, honored, just to name a few. It was sorta strange because I never knew churches had submersion tanks, growing up it was always a splash to the head. I always thought it more a gesture then thinking of it as the bible teaches, puting old ways in the past and being born again into Christ. But we were fully dunked tonight and it wasn't weird at all, in fact I could have hung out in the tank afterwards it was so warm. Anyway, 9-11-04 at around 9:30 pm. I want to remember this and when it happened.
Wednesday, September 08, 2004
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to one hope when you were called- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.This was read to me last night, I thought it sounded beautiful and very worth remembering.