Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all of God's amazing blessings for the new year in 2011!!

We attended Bobby's church last night and it was so special.  Great Christmas hymns including our own handbell director and soloist, John von Wolzogen!      A wonderful, short yet powerful message by guest speaker/pastor Michael Bischof!   He reminded us that Jesus is the light of the world and the light always reigns over darkness!   Think about the lights of your tree, your house,  and especially what lights up your heart and soul this season.   May the light always remind you of our Lord Jesus.  
God is blessing you and yours!!   Donna and family

The high"light" of our season was celebrating Haven's 1st Birthday on December 14th!  She continues to light up our lives with love, joy, and hope for the future!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Doing Good

"Our thoughts are traitors, that make us lose the good, we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."  
William Shakespeare
I love this quote because like most people, I struggle with fears now and then.  Fear that I am not doing a good enough job, fear of loss, or fear of failure if I try something new. 

In the Old Testament, in one of the books of wisdom named Ecclesiastes,  you can read this:
"Cast your bread upon the waters,  for after many days you will find it again."  Ecclesiastes 11:1

  I believe this is a written charge for us to be adventurous and bold.  To accept the risks and the benefits of those who are brave enough to go out into the open seas to make a living...or maybe to find a new land.  It is a challenge to us which says that we should not always play it safe in life.   Take risks, try something new...Go for it!!  
What fears do you have that might be holding you back from accomplishing some great project or special invitation to do good?
God is blessing you always and in all things.