Wednesday, November 5, 2008

THE YELLOW TREE

















Today we had a picnic lunch under the yellow tree, followed by a game of football. The weather is absolutely perfect today. I am wearing my new Amazing Grace Perfume.

I also ordered from QVC 2 nights ago. It was waaaayyyy toooo fun, and I'm pretty sure they keep your credit info on record for easy shopping, but I'm not certain. I got 2 ginormous things of Amazing Grace (a lotion and a shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath 3 in 1 thing) for a steal of a deal!

Today I got to spend time with my boys and tonight my family is coming over for BBQ.
Bible study was amazing this morning. One of the stories we looked at was God making the bitter waters at Marah sweet. I love that miracle.

God knows how much time his people need to spend both in the desert and at the abundant waters.

Our omniscient God knows best how to balance my life. We need times of refreshment and testing.

Our teacher also reminded us that we would loose heart if we were always being tested, but he allows some testing so he can make us like the people he wants us to be, he gives us exactly what we need.

It was also interesting that the Israelites in Exodus are going to fail every test.

And he did not rebuke them when they complained but he continued to provide for them.

"The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still." Ex 14:14

"The Lord is a warrior" Ex 15:3

"The surging waters stood firm like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea"
Ex 15:8

"Aaron & Hur held his {Moses} hands up-one on one side; one on the other---" Ex 17:12

I am so thankful for family and friends and the provision of God in my life to meet my needs. He surrounds us with every thing we need. And as one girl shared in my study this morning, there are some things that can only be solved through prayer.
Can I get a whoot-whoot?!?!

8 comments:

Shane said...

you are one hot momma! Happy Birthday

Samantha said...

those pictures are great - looks like a wonderful afternoon.

and I loved this: "God knows how much time his people need to spend both in the desert and at the abundant waters." So good.

Happy birthday!

Jennifer said...

Look at you with all the cool photo shots! Looks like you've been inspired by Becke'. I need to get out there myself and take some.

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Cute pictures! I love the one of JJ and the star on his bootie!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a godly gorgeous giggling gal! LOVE YOU!

Becke'

Jenny said...

Whoot-Whoot:)

Adorable pictures!!!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the Fosters said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!
You look like a model in the one pic with the leaf! Is that your new hobby?

Anonymous said...

I hope you have enjoyed your first day as 22.........y diez.
I just want you to know that 2 of your pictures will end up on my fridge of your boys. Also, I spent some time with Jesus under those trees last Saturday. They are gorgeous. I blended into the trunks..ya know redhead, red/yellow/orange trees....
Okay nvm.
:)
Amy

Savannah said...

those pics are great!! very fallish!

YOU!
I got a sephora catalogue/promo thing in the mail and couldn't remember who it was that raved about amazing grace. I might have to sniff you one day!