Monthly Archives: April 2006

light in the darkness


spring breaks through the dark days…

there is a saying here in the south that the dogwood blossom comes forth around Easter to remind us of the cross of Jesus… today we celebrate the risen Christ, risen from the dark tomb…

I need to learn, I need to remember, that during the darkness it is my job to look to Him, to even develop an appreciation for that time… to take that darkness… to draw nearer to Him durimg that time…

because He willingly went
to that whipping, to that cross, into that tomb, to unite with me when I am existing in the drkness…

“O God, allow me to be willing to seek you on those days, during that hour, in that moment of darkness, help me not to seek control but to allow YOU to take care of me in the darkness. In the name of Him who joined me in my darkness. Amen”

We rise from darkness to light, from hunger to bounty!

Here is Easter dinner!!!

Let us lear to appreciate and have gratitude for both dark days and for life’s great bounty!

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here is simple…

simplicity

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simple life

wouldn’t a simple life be great?

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following the path

my sweet anna and i went for a walk around the pond last night… as you can see it was growing toward darkness… the colors were beautiful…

around this pond is a path on which we walk…

we know the path well… it is clearly marked… it is really a pavement

life’s path is not always so clearly marked… but there is One who we can follow… last Sunday, anna and i went for a hike… i let her lead the way because i wanted to follow…


so she led the way…

all i had to do was follow…

i knew she knew the way through the forest…

i trusted her to lead me in the right direction…

following God is like that, knowing He knows the way and

trusting him to lead in the right direction… all we have to do is follow Him…

why is trusting so hard for us sometimes? when we figure out the answer to THAT question we will be able to follow Him better… so… what IS that answer?

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reminder… through tears…


Look at this picture…

this kid, let’s call him Sasha, is looking out of a “window” in the basement of an apartment building in a very COLD Ukrainian city… note the snow… Sasha is a ‘street kid’…

I’ve been there many times when it was so cold that when I took my gloves off to shoot a picture, my hands were tingling from the cold before I got my gloves back on…

I was just visiting… I slept where it was warm…

Sasha (look at the picture again…) lives on the street…

There are soooo many of these kids who need help… I have friends who are making a REAL difference in these kids lives…

This morning in the church I attend, a couple told their story of adopting a kid from an orphanage from Kazakhstan… as they told their story, tears welled in my eyes as I was reminded of Sasha…

A great deal of help is needed… if you would like to help just go to the ministry website to learn more… please, let’s give kids like Sasha a chance to sleep in the warm.

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