Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Did you ever think about the world being created for YOU? The order of creation was just that: order. God created everything in order, culminating in His ultimate creation: MAN. WOW! That is so cool! How did I not see that before? How does God show us something new from something we have heard/read/known our entire lives? (The story of creation.) AMAZING!

And guess what else I learned in BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) this morning? KNOWING GOD IS THE MEANING OF LIFE! MY PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO SERVE AND GLORIFY HIM! Whew! Now I can stop trying to figure these things out!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Something I really struggle with is insecurity. Am I a good wife? Am I a good friend? Am I a good daughter/stepmother/sister, etc.? This is something I don't really like about myself. "Coincidentally", some scriptures have come to mind that speak to this.

Genesis 1: 27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Nothing else in all creation was created in God's own image!)

Isaiah 41:9-10
I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, "You are my servant"; I have chosen you and have not rejected you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 43:1b, 4
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life.

Of course these verses are just the tip of the iceberg!

So it begs the question: why do I live as one who is not chosen?

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Blogging 101

OK, so my first blog was really my husband talking, but it is true. I have been encouraged and yes, even threatened, to get blogging. Of course, it's not as easy as it appears. I had a blog that I had never blogged on. Now that I want to blog, I couldn't get it to work, so I had to start over. Of course this made me not want to blog at all! I am. :o)

I have been thinking today about what I might like to blog about. I think what has prevented me until now is that I wondered what I would have to say that anyone would care to read or comment on. Then I realized that's not really what it's about. As I talked to some friends, I realized this was a way for us to get to know each other better. No interruptions, no time constraints...

So....I am still gathering my thoughts on what I might like to blog about....

Stay tuned.....

Ok Heather, you baited me into it!!!!

Hah, I am on!