Saturday, July 26, 2008
I am thoroughly convinced that I have been blessed with the best husband in the world. Really. He has come home and cooked dinner when I haven't been feeling well, sent me off to take a bath, and then asked if there was anything else he could do for me. He patiently waits at the doorway of the women's dressing room, and doesn't mention it if "nothing works". He makes sure to tell me he thinks I'm beautiful, especially when I am feeling particularly "un-beautiful". I could go on and on, but I need to get the cake frosted. So I'll get to the point. Today is John's birthday, and I am terribly grateful for (and in love with) him.
Happy birthday, Baby. I love you.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
can make it. To celebrate, I took a few pictures of the ducks.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
It was warm tonight, so walking got rather tiring, but Oakley is a beautiful old area. There are some really wonderful little shops, a childrens book store, a toy store, a great old-time ice cream parlor/candy shop, as well as a bank building from 1904.
We had dinner at Kona, and really enjoyed it. It was a little bit pricey, but tasted amazing and was quite filling. Yummy place.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Imagine the frenzy. The hurry, the excitement. Jesus was the eye in the storm, and the people swarmed in mad masses around Him. And He did not send them away. He had compassion on their suffering, and healed the sick.
I wonder what His response to the madness was? It is highly unlikely that all these people truly believed. Most were there because of the phenomena of His miracles.
In other places Jesus tells a person that they were healed because of their faith, because they believed.
These people believed Him to be extraordinary, certainly, but the Messiah - God?
He allowed everyone to come to Him, and turned no one away. Even though the people treated Him like some sort of magic fetish, He healed them all, asking nothing of them. It was freely given, and probably recieved with great jubilation and not much afterthought. But that was fine, Jesus had not required any.
That's the point. Jesus offers healing. He does not require holiness, perfection. What you do with His gift to you is up to you. There is no "if you do this, then I'll ....", none. None.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
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