Scheri being silly for the camera
Don't forget Mommy (Don't ya love these 'eating' pictures)
Decorated the cake with 'boy' stuff: grasshoppers, caterpillars, snails, frogs
You all know what a horrible waiter I am. And you've all heard my jokes about God knowing how much I need patience so He's giving me lots of practice. I remember a saying that has spoken mightily to me before: "There is deafening activity in God's silence." Though I cannot see what God is up to, I can be assured He is working relentlessly behind the scenes to accomplish his purpose. Another saying I am reminded of is "when I cannot see His hand I can trust His heart."
I can "know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28) I can be "confident of this, that He who began a good work in (me) will carry it on to completion." (Phil 1:6) I can be assured that he is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we are able to ask or think according to HIS riches in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 3:20) I am amazed at how uplifted I am when I begin to quote the promises of Scripture. Jesus will never leave me or forsake me.(Heb 13:5) And for Steven: "Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me." (Psalm 27:10) "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." (I Cor 2:9) "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Cor 2:16,17)
Well, I didn't set out to do an on-line Bible study but I am no longer so bummed. I remember Who is in control.
Happy Birthday, Steven. We love you so much. And so does Jesus.
Hope to see you soon,
P.S. Weird thing about those documents we sent. The tracking says they arrived in Paris on 3/5 at 7:35 pm, departed Paris at 9:35 pm and arrived in Paris at 12:11 am on 3/6. Sounds like they are having quite a party!! I guess Paris must be quite a place!