“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Well, not only have I been blessed with that abundant life given through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, God has also so graciously blessed me with family and friends who go out of their way to constantly bless & encourage me. And just when I think I couldn’t be any more humbled by the kindness of those God has put in my life, my birthday comes and I am showered with birthday blessings. I am so extremely humbled by the goodness of God. Thank you all for each blog comment, email, & card that made my birthday all the more beautifully fantastic! To my family who poured tons of energy into making my birthday extra-special, it truly was the best yet! God is so good and I am soooo thankful for each and every one of you. :) And here I am, 25 years-old[or 25-years-young depending on your age! ;] The Lord has tremendously blessed me and I am thankful for this abundant life He has given me through salvation. His grace is sufficient and mercy is unending! Though I know not what the future holds I do know WHO holds my future. Whether storms or sunshine are ahead, trials, tribulation, or ease, THE LORD REIGNS[Ps 97:1] and HE is faithful[Lam 3:23]! My prayer for myself this next year comes from my favorite hymn, “let my soul look up with a steadfast hope, and my will be lost in Thine” and that my life would sing His praise constantly. For the young ladies who may stumble across my little spot on the web, I want to encourage you all to continue seeking the Lord diligently[Heb 11:6] and trusting HIM with ALL your heart[Prov 3:5-6]. Keep your gaze upon the Lord and His Word and don’t take it off[Heb 12:2]! (: I look forward what the Lord has in store in the days to come and sharing bits and pieces of it with y’all via my blog, Lord willing! :)
“I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”
Well, how about a birthday recap plus randomness from my week in pictures? :) And it really can’t be called a birthday as I’m just now finish left-over birthday cupcakes and still very much enjoying all the blessings from the day. So I like to refer to it as my :birthday-week:! ;) I enjoyed a delicious frappe and thrift-store shopping in the morning and then my sisters and mom made dinner for me. Afterward a walk was enjoyed then presents & cupcakes were consumed. Besides that, the little people continually presented me with “early” birthday surprises all week long. Abel drew me a picture of me and my “future husband”[thanks Abel ;], Bekah made me the cutest card, and Ruth presented me with a lovely lovely drawing!! Micah remembered my weakness for fresh fruit and bought me an entire bag of oranges and peaches! :-D Lots of delicious food & fun. So, how about randomness from my week via the camera and iphone? :) Hover from descriptions and enjoy!