I am in week three of the fifteen week course Perspectives, being offered here at Cornerstone this semester. It is a great class so far. Jeff Lewis and Mike Stroope have both been guest speakers and have both taken me back to the days when God first introduced me to the idea of His plan for the nations. I have been challenged again to think about God's passion for His name to be known in all the earth. I've been challenged to think about the part God has laid out for me to play. Yesterday, Mike Stroope challenged us to think about the kingdom and this King we choose to follow. Wow. Do I daily put my "yes" on the table for whatever He has in store? Nope, I don't. I want to. I want to believe that I want to. So much of my time with God is retro-active - thanking Him for a good day or blessing, asking Him to fix something I've screwed up, asking Him to forgive an attitude or wipe away worry. I felt challenged yesterday to reconsider my daily walk with Christ, the King. He deserves my first, my best, not my leftovers. He is worthy of my concentration and all my efforts.
Good stuff. Good challenges. Oh I want to follow this King and please Him!
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
Woo hoo! I love my birthday! Really, I do. Before I ever left home this morning I had text messages and phone calls wishing me a happy day. When I got to my coffee shop, the workers said "HAPPY BIRTHDAY." My sweet friend Jen had stopped in and purchased my morning coffee for me and left a card. There have been well wishers, gifts, an overseas phone call, flowers AND a cake - all before 11:00AM. And there's more to come!
Thanks to those who have called, messaged, blogged, and thought about me so far! Bring it on!
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
So, somehow I ended up without any pictures of the bride and groom! But these photos were taken at Tiffany Webb and Chris Kinnison's wedding on December 30 in Alexandria. It was so much fun to see old friends - Chris and Karen, Angie S, Luke and Donna, Kelly Moore, and Mike and Mary. The wedding was WONDERFUL and sweet, just like our gal Tiffany. Mike performed the ceremony and of course let me know that he was "running a special" that day on weddings. He said he would certainly consider "two for one." I told him that would just have to wait a bit longer . . . . I'll get some photos from Kelly M and add them to the site for you guys to see the beautiful bride. It was a really fun night. Wish you could have all been there.