Sunday, July 31, 2011

God Takes Care of the Birds

That's what Giulian sleepily said to me the other night whenever I began recounting my worries to him, and it reminded of how God has provided for us tremendously this past month. I stopped worrying and believed the gospel in that moment.

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? -Matthew 6:26

Yesterday Giulian began a new full-time job as a construction delivery driver!

Friday, July 29, 2011

"I have destroyed myself... If ever I am saved it will be by goodness undeserved and astonishing."
-Valley of Vision, pg. 72
Photo taken somewhere west of the Columbia River Vantage Bridge, WA.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Introducing S.O. the kid!

We're excited about this new young artist with our favorite label Lamp Mode Recordings! Currently you can download 25 tracks from S.O. for free, such a blessing!

Go get So it Begins his most recent album released with Lamp Mode which we've had on repeat all weekend long, so good! And his previous self-released 5 Solas Mixtape which we're eager to listen to more. Welcome S.O.!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

This is God's Beauty, Not Nature's.

"There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: 'Mine!'" -Kuyper

Zion National Park, captured by Christy

"Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name." -Psalm 29:2a

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Walk Worthy

The DCC women's group I gather with on Wednesday mornings studies the Bible by reading through the same book of the Bible numerous times during the week to saturate ourselves in the Word, then gathering to discuss how the Word is impacting our lives. We started in Matthew and are now in 1 Thessalonians, usually spending 2-3 weeks on the same book. Reading in this way (combined with our pastor doing a series on Ephesians) has made me notice so many patterns, specifically in Paul's letters, that I had never noticed before.

Friday, July 1, 2011

How shall we thank him?

We little know what we owe to our Saviour's prayers. When we reach the hilltops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how we shall praise him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank him because he never held his peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon his hands, and carried our names upon his breastplate!
-Charles Spurgeon