Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The days of fall are coming.

I can feel it. the way the wind sweeps my hair off my back or twirls with the bottom of my skirt.
It sways the trees and grasses, pulling them along with it. Cooling me off in the heat of day.

I can see it. in the leaves that are already beginning to turn red and orange and yellow outside my window.
I can taste it. in the spice bread that is in the oven, which by the way, I can also smell.....

ahhh fall.

Monday, September 15, 2008

When Ruth Bell was a teenager, she was sent from her childhood home in China to school in Korea.
At the time, she fully intended to follow in her parents' footsteps and becoming a confirmed 'old maid' ministering to the people of Tibet. While at school, however, Ruth did give some serious thought to the kind of husband she might consider. As she tells in her book A Time for Remembering, she listed these particulars:

"If I marry: He must be so tall that when he is on his knees, as one has said, he reaches all the way to heaven. His shoulders must be broad enough to bear the burden of a family. His lips must be strong enough to smile, firm enough to say no, and tender enough to kiss. Love must be so deep that it takes it stand in Christ and so wide that it takes the whole lost world in. He must be active enough to save souls. He must be big enough to be gentle and great enough to be thoughtful. His arms must be strong enough to carry a little child."

Ruth Bell never did become a full-time missionary in Tibet. However, she did find a man worth marrying: Billy Graham. As his wife, Ruth Bell Graham became a missionary to the whole world!

from- God's Devotional Book for students

I loved this!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Chocolate Eyes

As his chocolate eyes look up into the sky, I am thankful. Thankful for his sweet smile. Thankful for his laugh. Thankful for him.

I love you Jo!