Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I was busy the entire conference, (which is why there aren't any pictures, so sorry) but I loved every minute of it. The many girls that attended went away with a desire to put what they had learned to work, and I pray that they do. And the staff- what a blessing to work with each of them! Everyone worked so well together it was as if the Lord Himself was standing in the midst of us orchestrating all the events. :) How amazing to watch the Lord work, and what a priviledge to be a part of it!
Spring. This is such an exciting part of year! The snow melts away revealing the ground, mom's tulips begin to poke up out of the ground, and the goats have their kids. Everything that seemed so dead and still is once again coming to life, displaying many reminders of the Father's care.
This year, one of my goats kidded triplets, but only feeds one of them; and another goat had only one kid. I got this brilliant idea, and covered one of the triplets in blood, and placed her in with the other momma. The momma had no idea that it wasn't her baby, and began to lick her off, accepting it as one of hers. Unfortunately, the triplet had encountered that nanny goat before, so she was too scared to allow the other mom close. So, I still ended up with a "bum" orphan kid.
What an amazing picture! God in His mercy, covered us with Jesus' blood, so that we could be one of His. The only sad part, is often, even after salvation, I don't trust God, or I don't accept His forgiveness and keep on going on my own. Wouldn't it be so much easier to allow God to cover it, and have a close relationship with Him?
This spring, keep in mind: God's Son shed His blood, so we can have fellowship with the Father. Have you accepted Him?
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
You never know what opportunities God will send your way!
This past week, I was priveledged to perform on stage at a community concert. I played Amazing Grace with a group of assorted musicians, and then sang Be Not Afraid, out of Isaiah 43, with my brother. Usually, I would think it strange to be invited to perform such obviously religious pieces at a secular concert. -But that's just the kind of God I serve.
This is the first time my brother and I have sung a duet together for performance, and we enjoyed it. Though many folks told us "what wonderful voices" we had, I was especially blessed by those who praised the Lord for our testimony.
Friends, students, and whoever else they could strum up played Amazing Grace, so there was a variety of proficiency and experience. Some of the kids were on stage for the first time... what a joy to be a part of it all!
It is true, you don't have to go across the world to be a missionary. You just have to step out of your comfort zone.