Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fun and fellowship

The first Monthly Girls Night-- September 2010
Theme: Bring Your Favorite Dip
Expect: Lots of laughter and chatter
Leave with: A refreshed spirit and gratitude for the blessing of girlfriend fellowship!

(To quote Melissa: "It's awesome how a girls night can turn a bad day around.")

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

God of Wonders

What is it about a starry night that makes me think of God?

Maybe it's the romance of it-- a twinkling heaven above. Maybe it's the vastness of creation, the reminder that the world is so much greater than I can imagine.

Whatever the case, as I walked with Grant under the canopy of stars a few nights ago, my thoughts turned as usual toward the One who "brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name" (Isaiah 40:26). I imagined Him in heaven, my loving Father watching over His children.

Then a realization came to me.

He had been thinking about me before I had even thought of Him.

He never stops thinking about me. Or Grant. Or any of His children.

It's not just when we turn to Him that He turns to us in response. It's not just when we call out to Him in prayer that He gives His attention to us.

We are on His mind. All. The. Time.