Monday, November 24, 2014

Psalm 62:5-8

This one has really been ministering to my soul lately. My hope is in Him. My hope is in Him.
 Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. 8 Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

1 John 2:15-17

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Romans 11:33-36

How easy it is to forget that God's ways are unfathomable. Why do I live so often as if I think I can understand Him, and even worse, give HIM counsel? God is amazing. And I am so vile.
Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! 34 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR? 35 Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN? 36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

The cool thing that our church started this fall is having the entire church memorize verses, not just the kids. I've always wanted to do that in a church. We've been using the Desiring God Fighter Verses, and it has been so good to memorize together as a family.
Deuteronomy 10:12 "Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the LORD'S commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?"

This is one of my favorites as I love how it ends. Fearing God, loving God, serving God, obeying God all lead to one result which is God's perfect design - our good.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Deuteronomy 7:9

This is the month I get caught up on all the boys and girl's verses. Really. I mean it. It's going to happen. Here's the first.
Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;"

Friday, November 7, 2014

Go Bruins!

We were blessed to be able to go see UCLA play Cal. Andrew went on a church event while the little ones (we refer to them as Memz in writing) came with us.
We introduced them to the BART. This was taken before the hundreds of UCLA and Cal fans stormed the BART.
We trekked a block through Berkeley. Emery said it smelled. I agree.
We walked through campus.
We had a few photo ops along the way.
It brought back some memories of when I taught Bible study on this campus 13 years ago.
Cal students were even friendly enough to take a picture of this UCLA family!
We had really good seats.
Too bad we could see the wrong team up close.
We were on that side in spirit. Although there were quite a few Bruin fans all around the stadium.
I think this was Sandy's favorite part - the UCLA marching band!
Even though Matt looks like he's being tortured, it was a fun day. He enjoyed it. I promise. And it didn't hurt that UCLA won! Go Bruins!