I trust you had a wonderful joy-filled week. I hope you sensed the presence of God with you in every thing you did.
1. Last Saturday, Liss and I headed out for our first yard sale of the year. We had a pretty good day. The weather was perfect. I found a cute pink fluffy tutu for my Baylee, and some adorable Cardinal onesies for Brody. Can't wait to see them on the babies.
While we were out we saw this beautiful pink tree framing a church just up the road from mine. I knew you'd want to see it:
2. After all the yard sales, errands and work at my second church, the day was far spent. Yet, it was such a perfect day, we just had to run up to our favorite, Arrowhead Lake, and see how it had fared during our long hard winter.
Just as beautiful as ever!
3. I was privileged to lead the bible study Wednesday night on the book of Ruth. We had a wonderful time of study with several sharing some input into the lesson. Love when that happens. I love the book of Ruth. It's really the story of Ruth and Naomi and how when you are down to only one thing left (Naomi's daughter-in-law, Ruth), God can bring blessing through that very thing. Through Ruth, Naomi's offspring ended up including King David and ultimately Jesus Christ!
4. On Tuesday, my friend, Marti, brought me some irises from her garden to enjoy. Here it is Friday and I'm still loving them.
5. I love to share quotes and material that I run across that uplifts and inspires. This week, I'm sharing with you from an awesome devotional I receive in my inbox each day: Turning Point Devotional:
And so ends another week on the Journey. How did your week go? Please leave a comment, and you can also link up at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.James 1:2-8 is a classic text in Scripture on how to respond to trials in our life. Part of the instruction has to do with our response -- patiently let the trial (test) produce its result of maturity. But the other part of the instruction is to ask God for help (wisdom). We are told three things: First, God will respond liberally, or generously; He will not withhold help in order to "pay us back." Second, He will respond "without reproach"; we will not be made to feel bad or guilty for asking. And third, He will give the wisdom we need.… David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotional 05.07.14