Ahem...Hello. Can everyone hear me OK? *tapping mic...shrill electronic sound* Good. I guess it's time to spread a few more morsels of Deep Thought and Quiet Contemplation around to all of my faithful readers. *many thanks to both of you* Oh wait, I seem to be just out of Deep Thoughts and Quiet Contemplations. Hmmmm. So...anyone just want to hear a few little blurbs and see some pictures of my summer?
One of my favorite things about summer is getting to catch up with friends. A few weeks ago, I met up with one of the friends I shared a house with during my illustrious college career. I also went to school with her husband. Shaun & Jon have a beautiful family, and we had a fantastic day together at the Magic Kingdom.
Here are a couple of reason's why the Magic Kingdom is a very fun place to go with little kids.
They are so fun to watch! And sometimes, just one hand isn't enough.
All in all, it was a very happy day.
Another happy friend visit was with my good buddy, Cindy, who came and spent a week with me in the scorching hot lands of the south.
We did a bunch of cool things like a proper afternoon tea,
a trip to Seaworld,
some beach photography,
and we also spent some time doing nothing in particular (a favorite pastime of mine when possible). It was a great time with a special friend.
So, that's the last couple of weeks in a nutshell. One other life changing thing I did in the last two weeks was to watch the film Facing the Giants. I HIGHLY recommend it. I was challenged and encouraged in my faith. Maybe I'll get into this a bit more in another post (and maybe not...one never knows), but I realized that I enjoy having a bit of a safety net in my life. I don't often believe big things from God because of fear. No, I'm not espousing some sort of "name it and claim it" mentality. Those of you who know me should understand that! I think that sometimes God gets more glory from how His children handle suffering than by Him just "rescuing" us all the time. However, I do believe that at times I have limited God's ability to work in my own life by asking too tentatively. Anyway, I am praying that my vision will begin to match up to the ability of my God. I think I've made Him too small in my life at times. There are some things that I would love to see happen in my life and ministry. I want to act on the fact that He can do ANYTHING He wants to do, and there are times He wants to show His power in our lives just because He can. May all of our lives be testaments to the power and ability of our God. May we rejoice in His greatness today!
Happy Summer everyone!