Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The power of God in the storm

We had quite a storm Monday morning.  Winds at over 70mph tore through the area, downing many trees, including one in our yard.  We praise the Lord we were all well, though we lost a couple hours of sleep, and the electricity was off until this morning, about 36 hours total.

Storms are interesting in their display of the power of God.  This one had the strong winds and lightning that seemed to be a constant strobe light.  It took me a while to realize the power was out because of all the lightning.  All I could think was (and I know it is cliche, but it fits here): AWESOME!!!

Here are a few pictures of the damage and limbs we had moved to the street.  We thank our neighbors and their lawn tractors for moving the largest ones.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Are you dressed for the wedding?

We went to a wedding last weekend.  It was one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen (and I have been to a lot of them).  A young man came to the wedding dressed in shorts, t-shirt and ball cap.  My first thought was that he should realize this is a wedding and not a ballgame or picnic. I know the young man, and have only seen him dressed up on a few occasions, one of them being his own wedding.   

My thoughts turned to this passage from scripture:
But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’  (Matthew 22.11-13 NKJV)
Concerning the young man above, I'll leave it to others to decide if his attire was an offense, as I know he is dressed for the most important wedding of all.  When Jesus returns, and we celebrate the wedding supper of the Lamb, the only garment the King of Kings will allow will be the one He supplies: The righteousness of Christ.

Are you dressed for that wedding?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


A Grandson!!!

Born Tuesday, May 30, 2011 @ 9:45pm, a 8#5oz, 19½ inches gift from the Lord (Ps. 127)