|This boy I know, Ric Miller, is being deployed to Afghanistan as a Marine officer.|
And when he gets back, he's marrying my sister and then he'll be my brother. Lucky boy.
Check out their blog: Miller Life. Hopefully, Julia and Ric can keep it updated.
Please keep them in your prayers! It's going to be quite the journey!
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; He lifts His voice, the earth melts. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations He has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the shields with fire. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I love being apart of this!!
I have made a commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to participate in their annual, nationwide walk event called Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis. I have been a part of this event for a few years now and I’m excited to do it again!
I personally know two students, a sister and brother, who have Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Currently there is no cure for CF and the average life expectancy is 36.5 years. Please view their story in the video below.
Please help find a cure. You can visit my page: http://www.cff.org/great_strides/TriciaChason to make a donation. All your donations go straight to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!
I hope you consider donating to the cure for CF. No donation is too small!
Thank you so very much!
You can learn more about CF at www.cff.org
Saturday, April 2, 2011
|I’ve been going through a study on the book of Job. Awesome book, intense study!|
In chapter 25, one of Job's friends, Bildad, talks about the inferiority of man. In Job 25:6 he says, "How much less man, who is but a maggot—a son of man, who is only a worm!”
Bildad calls men maggots and worms. Neat.
Is Bildad right? Are we just maggots and worms to God?
Here’s what Job thinks: Job 10:8-12, “Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit."
In Genesis 1:26-31, God talks about making ‘man in our image, in our likeness.’ Not only that, but He also told man that he would ‘rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’ God made us in His image and then put us in charge of ‘everything that has the breath of life in it.’
Psalm 139 and Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us, He knows when we sit and when we rise, He is familiar with all our ways. Before we were even born, He knew us and he set us apart.
And that’s just a few verses from the Old Testament. There are plenty more in the New Testament, such as Luke 12:6-7, Luke 12:24-28, Ephesians 2:10, to name a few.
And then, because He loved us so much and He didn’t want us to pay the price of sin, He died for us. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
So does God think we are maggots and worms? I don’t think so.
After studying this, a song came to mine. “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North.