Sunday, June 24, 2012

Glorious Lights

Sitting on my bed with 
the mini blinds open
I can see into the backyard and 
observe tiny lights flickering.
The sun has set and darkness 
has settled in quietly.
In that darkness the fire flies
seem to be dashing about.
Upward and downward
with a streak of their light
following them.
I am mesmerized by their
energetic dance of freedom.
Oh what a God that would create
such a tiny creature to bring me a
few minutes of joy and wonder.
Their glorious lights are flashes
of praise to their
One and Only Creator.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Under His Wing

This picture was sent to me.
I wish I could give credit to the photographer.

I just love the picture.
Can you see the babies under the wings?
God does the same with us.

Psalm 36:7 says:
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
May you feel His wings around you today.
He is amazingly safe.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hotel Room Numbers

The Husband had a revelation three weekends ago.  We were in, yet another, city for baseball.  In that hotel our room number was 316.  The revelation was to remember the room number with a Bible verse.
"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life." John 3:16

Last weekend at another away tournament, our hotel room number was 424.  This number caused The Husband  to do some searching through the Bible and he found this verse:
"And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you." Ephesians 4:24

This week in Omaha, we are in room 313.  I volunteered to find the Hotel-Verse-For-This-Week and I chose:
"Since you are my rock and my fortress, 
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me." Psalms 31:3
What great verses to mull over during our weekends.  Maybe you'd like to give this a try.  When a number jumps out at you, pick up a Bible and find a verse with that number.  Get ready to be amazed with me, at how God can use a hotel room number, or your random number, to bless you.

Because He is an amazing One.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

2 Outs, Bases Loaded...

We are in Omaha, Nebraska.
It is day one of a four-day national
baseball tournament.
The first game The Raptors played
a team from Overland, Kansas.
At one point our pitcher had bases loaded
with two outs and he was just tired.
Kidlet Three was brought in to pitch. 
With just one pitch
he got the guy out on a pop-fly.
Watch the action.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Raptor Pitching

Kidlet Three pitches occasionally for The Raptors.
He enjoys it and, I think, he is amazing!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Raptor Scales

Kidlet Three's baseball team are called The Raptors.
Raptors as in bald eagles and  you may remember
this post about the Osprey.  One of the boys on the
team picked the raptor name of Deinonychus, which
was a dinosaur raptor.

Sitting at multiple baseball games this past weekend
with my sandals on, left me with a very funky tan.

My sandals are leather and have decorative holes
on them.  Which caused this very interesting tan.

The tan looks a little like Raptor scales, don't you think?
Amazing...I'm a raptor, too!