Monday, July 19, 2010

We had a great weekend, mostly spent at the ball field! Chris had a tournament all day in Huntersville on Saturday. It was a HOT Saturday but we had fun anyways. They ended up going 3-1 and came in 3rd place but might have won it all had it not gotten rained out! Yesterday (Sunday) we went to church and both really enjoyed hearing Josh Hill preach! He keeps getting better and better every time he preaches. We had a nice lunch with some friends, grocery shopped, and then spent a lazy afternoon at home enjoying watching the storms. I beat Chris for the first time EVER in rummy, it was great! Pure luck, but still great :)

We leave Thursday for Maine, I am SOOOO excited! I can almost smell the ocean already!!! I am just praying that God will give up safety and just make the trip fly by! It shouldn't be too bad since we're breaking it up into 3 days but it's still a long time to be in the car. If you think of it, say a quick prayer for us!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sweeter than chocolate...

This summer I'm doing a Bible Study on Psalm 119 called Sweeter Than Chocolate. I am only on the first week and it's been SO great already. The psalmist just wants more than anything to be righteous and follow the law of the Lord. It is his delight and his only happiness! We learned this past week that the word "blessed" in the first stanza of the psalm is literally translated "happy happy"! Nothing makes the psalmist more happy (happy!) than to follow the Lord and his commandments. It has really made me ponder what makes me happy and what I value. I think I so often find happiness in things like family, friends, being successful at my job, etc. that I forgot that happiness really comes from living a life that honors the Lord. Talk about conviction! So often I "wander" from the Lord's commandments and don't even realize I'm doing it. Thank goodness that we serve such a forgiving Lord! I am looking forward to the next 6 weeks of Bible study...I've only read vs 1-16 so far and have already been blessed! Did you know that Psalm 119 is the longest book in the Bible with 176 verses! I have a long way to go :)

"How can a young man keep his way pure ? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You."
~Psalm 119:9-11

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It's been a while since I I figured it was about time. I don't really have much to say though, life's been just the same ole' same ole' lately. We had a nice 4th of July weekend, did lots of relaxing! It's always hard to come back to work after a long weekend. I am SO excited for our trip to Maine in a few weeks, it's been a while since I had a week in Owls Head! Here are some things I'm looking most forward to:

~quality family time~
~early mornings on the beach~
~seeing old friends~
~meeting baby Daniel!~
~walking the breakwater~

~the rocky shoreline~

~hiking in the Camden Hills~
~the Smiling Cow~

~the slow pace of vacation~

~Dormans ice cream~
~The Brown Bag~

~did I mention family time?!?~
~and most of all, introducing Chris to my favorite plan on earth!~