Here are some photos from Monday. Today we Canoed 5 miles. Enjoy the photos.
Jul 17, 2012
We leave Monday morning from Redeemer at 8AM, please be there by 7:30 to check in.
If you need a notarized release form still Jennifer Thomas will be there to do so free. Do not sign the form until you are in her presence and be ready to show your drivers license.
This year our dedicated Intern planned and executed a fantastic MuckFest. Check out the photos to see how it went.
Two ways to do this. First is to click play on the slide show below. The other is to click here to go to the Flickr Set. From here you can see photos big and move at your own pace. Just click the “Next” button above the photo. Or you could see full set in thumbnail view here.
God has graciously uses my children to illustrate Biblical ideas in my life in ways that I see just how foolish I am at times. This afternoon He did it again.
You are likely familiar with the passage in Psalms 42:1–2 that says this, “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?”
It is because of this text and others like it in Scripture that we see this similarity between our desire for water as we thirst and our desire for God. I have felt that desire to know God more, to be closer to God, to be more about God in my life and I’ve prayed asking God to quench my thirsty soul. So which of my crazy children illustrated this for me today?
Berkley Boo once again made mad laugh and shake my head before seeing myself in her comments. Prior to MuckFest I got in the car with Laura to run by TacoBell and grab Tacos for those helping with setup.As we drove Berkley complained, “Mom I’m so thirsty.” Laura asked, “Where is your water?” Berkley, responded, “right next to me.” Laura shaking her head, “Then why aren’t you drinking your water, don’t complain.” Berkley responds, “Cause I’m reading a book.”
Really Boo? Let me get this right. You are complaining that you are thirsty, and the water is in a mere inch or two from your hand and you are choosing to read a book instead of drink the water?
I know she is not yet three year old, but this is ridiculous for anyone. So where do you think I saw myself in this?
Yeah, I whine in prayer to God that I’m thirsty and I ask Him to fix that and a mere inches from me is His Word that quenches the thirst of my soul like nothing else on this planet. Yet, I decide to do a hundred other things at that moment instead of drinking deeply from the Word of God.
Wow, I’m a three year old. This is good for me to know though. Seeing how stupid I am at times helps me to correct that stupidity. So am I thirsty? I am, but I also know that drinking from the readily available Word of God will feed my soul. Are you thirsty? Put down whatever you are doing and drink deeply refreshing your soul.
Read this interesting list and thought I would pass it along here, the rest of the post gives some actual advice about dating/courting and can read on the Westminster West blog.
1) Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave her head, trim her nails, and give her new clothes. Then she’s yours. (Deut. 21:11-13)
2) “Lay hold on” a virgin who is not betrothed to another man, and “know” her, but afterwards pay her father a sum of money. Then she’s yours. (Deut. 22:28-29)
3) Find a prostitute and marry her. (Hosea 1:1-3)
4) Find a man with seven daughters, and impress him by watering his flock.–Moses (Ex. 2:16-21)
5) Purchase a piece of property, and get a woman as part of the deal.–Boaz (Ruth 4:5-10)
6) Go to a party and hide. When the women come out to dance, grab one and carry her off to be your wife.–Benjaminites (Judges 21:19-25)
7) Have God create a wife for you while you sleep. Note: this will cost you a rib.–Adam (Gen. 2:19-24)
8) Agree to work seven years in exchange for a woman’s hand in marriage. Get tricked into marrying the wrong woman. Then work another seven years for the woman you wanted to marry in the first place. That’s right. Fourteen years of toil for a wife.–Jacob (Gen. 29:15-30)
9) Cut 200 foreskins off of your future father-in-law’s enemies and get his daughter for a wife.–David (1 Sam. 18:27)
10) Even if no one is out there, just wander around a bit and you’ll definitely find someone.–Cain (Gen. 4:16-17)
11) Become the emperor of a huge nation and hold a beauty contest.–Xerxes or Ahasuerus (Esther 2:3-4)
12) When you see someone you like, go home and tell your parents, “I have seen a woman; now get her for me.” If your parents question your decision, simply say, “Get her for me. She’s the one for me.”–Samson (Judges 14:1-3)
13) Kill any husband and take HIS wife. (Prepare to lose four sons though.)–David (2 Sam. 11)
14) Wait for your brother to die. Take his widow. (It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law!)–Onan and Boaz (Deut. or Lev., example in Ruth)
15) Don’t be so picky. Make up for quality with quantity.–Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3)
16) A wife?–Paul (1st Corinthians, chapter 7)