Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Troubles, Science, and...Milk!

"...no life is free of troubles, regardless of religion, race, or nation.  In fact, as Job said, every life is full of it.  When we trust our lives to the hand and pen of an unseen but ever-present God, He will write our lives into His story and every last one of them will turn out to be a great read.  With a grand ending.  And not just in spite of those catastrophes.  Often because of them.  Don't just wait and see.  Live and see."-Beth Moore

In my women's Bible study group, we are studying a book on Esther by Beth Moore.  I am really loving it, and I'm loving how in-depth and thorough she is.  I've always loved Esther's story, so I'm very excited about this study!  The passage above was from our study guide.  I got a lot out of the first week, but this part really jumped out at me.  I had to share it with you!  God's plans are good for us, but friends, we live in a broken world.  Pain, tragedies, and all kinds of "catastrophes" are going to happen, but if we trust God with our lives, He will do great things!

Something else I'd like to share.  I'm sort of a science fan.  Yes, the Science Channel does interest me a bit!  Something really intrigues me about Science.  I also like learning about the great minds who have influenced our world.  I am so excited that one day when I get to Heaven, I will fully understand E=MC2!  I mean REALLY understand it...not just in layman's terms!  And I really think Einstein was on to something with his string theory...maybe it wasn't quite right...maybe it wasn't for his time.  But I'd love to understand it. My husband shared this quote by Louis Pasteur with me today:

"Science brings men nearer to God."

Check out this link for more information on Pasteur:

Here's a little more information from the article on his quote:
 "Pasteur saw no conflict between science and Christianity. In fact, he believed that ‘science brings men nearer to God’. In his work as a scientist, he perceived evidence of wisdom and design, not randomness and chaos. Pasteur stated that: ‘The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator’." 
Pretty neat stuff.  In case you didn't know (I didn't), he invented the Pasteurization process!  
Got Milk?  
Although he accomplished many other great things in his lifetime, Pasteur was no stranger to heartache.  Here's more information from the article on his personal life:

"Three of his five children died of childhood diseases. Also he had been brought up with a sister left mentally retarded by a childhood disease. Rather than crush his spirit, these tragedies spurred him on in his efforts to spare others the heartbreak of losing their children to disease. His own life was touched by a brain hemorrhage and several strokes which left him partially paralyzed."   

I'm so inspired by people like Pasteur!  He allowed God to use the tragedies in his life to accomplish great things!  God wants to pen some wonderful things in your life...won't you trust Him today!   
  This one of my very favorite websites I like to dig around on about Science  stuff:

It has a lot of information on Creation Science.  
Okay, that's all folks...to bed I go!
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought I'd share some photos of our family with you in honor of LOVE!


Enjoy!
 
  
  
  
  
 
 Lots of Hugs and Kisses around here!
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is full of LOVE and you feel so special and LOVED today!  God loves you so much!
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."-John 3:16
 Before I go...do you remember this post?  Near the end (it was very long...hee hee!) I mentioned my thoughts on love.  Well...I thought I'd share part of it once again...you know, since it is Valentine's Day! ;)  Okay...here goes!
Let me tell you a little about what love looks like, 'cause it's more than an ooshey-gooshey feeling!  Did you know that?  Listen:

LOVE IS [a CHOICE to be]:
patient
kind
LOVE ISN'T:
envious
boastful
proud
rude
self-seeking
easily angered
LOVE DOESN'T
keep records of wrongs
rejoice about injustice
LOVE DOES
rejoice when the truth wins out
LOVE ALWAYS
 protects
trusts
hopes
perseveres
LOVE NEVER
FAILS
(I Corinthians 13:4-7)" Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
(Read this over slowly...and really think about it!)
 Each and EVERY DAY, we are faced with decisions of whether or not to love.  With all that Life may throw at you today, what will your choice be?  It's a New Year...how 'bout a New You? 
How about a LOVElier you?!!
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Trip to the Mall

I had an interesting meeting at the mall yesterday!  I'd love to tell you all about it soon...

I met 2 little old men...Terry and Glen.  Please pray for their salvation.  Terry beat Cancer recently (I believe it was colon cancer) and so did his wife-breast cancer.  I know God has healed them and they are still here for a reason...eternity awaits, and they need to be ready to meet the Lord when He calls them home.  I have so many more details about these 2 precious little men...a sweet and precious story!  I'm hoping to get some time soon to write down all of the details and what's been in my heart concerning this little meeting.  Soon I hope!  In the meantime, please keep these men in your prayers.  We never know when we'll breathe our last breath...thanks! :)
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