Saturday, March 29, 2008

Character

But, if he had let [the tree] grow up as it had began, without any care, it never would have been the stately tree it is now. That was the most important period in its life, when it was a little twig. It began to lean over, and grow crooked and ugly. If it had not been trained up then, it would have continued to grow worse and worse; and, after it had grown to be a tree, it could not have been straightened at all. Now, you are, in some respects, like this little twig. You, too, have just begun to be; and now your character is pliable, like the young tree. But, unlike it, your being is to have no end. Instead of growing a few hundred years, like a great tree, you are to live forever. And everything that you do now must have an influence in forming your character for your whole being.
Harvey NewcombHow to Be a Lady (emphasis mine)
This section stuck out at me while reading How to Be a Lady, and reminded me of the importance of developing good character now, and how everything that we do now will affect us in the future. While we strive to become like Christ, we should daily put off the old self (bad character) and put on the new self (good character).

Have a blessed and God-glorifying weekend!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!















"And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him."
~Mark 16:5-6

"Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God"
~Romans 8:34

Have a blessed Easter! He has risen!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Reasons For Not Posting :)

Sorry I haven’t had a “real” post in a while. Last week we took our spring break to continue our never ending house projects. :) Our main project was the downstairs half- bathroom. This project entailed painting and putting up beadboard, trim and baseboards, painting the vanity, and gluing textured wallpaper. In the midst, we had two plumbing issues - leaks. Those always slow down the process. The end result though was an amazing, beautiful transformation, which is especially great since it is the bathroom my sister and I claim! Other than helping, my sister and I went along with a mother and her 4 young children to the Houston Livestock show Wednesday. Thursday we celebrated mom’s birthday, and Friday night was baseball for one of my younger brothers. All in all, it was a productive and busy week!
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men"
Colossians 3:23

Monday, March 10, 2008

Verse from Psalms

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Psalms 42:1-2