Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eternity: Billions and Billions of Ages and Ages

                                            Source: via Katie on Pinterest

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, 
the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
-C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity 

This world was not meant to make us comfortable.
This life is a vapor.
It's just a 70-90 year rest stop on our way to eternity.
Eternity: lasting billions and billions of ages and ages.

Katie :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Best Friend Akbar

This is why I DON'T make friends with the corn in my backyard :P :D

Katie :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

GOD IS SO GOOD! Can I get an Amen?!

                                                         Source: via Katie on Pinterest

I have seen God work in tremendous ways before, but I must say sometimes I forget just how miraculous and gracious our great God is. I witnessed miracles this week that were almost mind boggling. It's been incredible. And I'm left walking away praising our amazing, glorious, all-powerful God!
God has displayed His power, and He deserves to be glorified and praised.
God promises to watch out for His children, and NEVER ONCE has He broken that promise.
Sometimes it may seem like He does when things don't go the way we planned, but His plan is more perfect than we could possibly imagine.
I stand in awe of our wonderfully merciful God who pours out blessings on those who least deserve it and yet they are the same that He loves.
Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!
I must say I am just overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for our glorious God.

Katie :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Two Worlds

Two worlds, one of classical music and one of African culture, come together to make this amazing video.
My sister's heritage is from Africa.
Classical music is without a doubt my favorite genre of music.
This video is breathtaking.
Please watch it!

Katie :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy 9th Birthday, Nathan!

Yesterday was my little brother's ninth birthday!
It makes me feel so OLD knowing I was nine when he was born!
The Big Fella always keeps me laughing with his random comments and intense personality.
He loves Star Wars and anything that's electronic.
My family's life would be very boring without our Super Big Jim :)

Me and the Big Fella :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tears of Sorrow and Gladness

Tears can be sad......and happy.
They can come from being overjoyed or overwhelmed.
A welling up and over of emotion these little drops are.
Sometimes it can be good to cry, and other times embarrassing.
I experienced a little bit of all of this last night during Bible study.
A song I had never heard before really struck home.
I felt like it had been written just for me.
It washed over me with feelings of remorse and joyfulness; guilt and gratitude.
Salvation is a wonderful, mysterious, joyous thing.
Why me? Why a rebellious sinful little girl like me?
I may never know why God placed me in the family I'm in, the country where I live, the people and circumstances I grew up with.
But what I do know is that HE DID SAVE ME.
And I'm forever grateful.

Katie :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Oh Baby!

In the words of Sally Brown: "Isn't he the cutest thing?"

You gotta love baby cousins!

May God bless this year of 2012!

Katie :)