Thursday, January 12, 2012

a changed setting

date nights......what is it about changing a setting, that makes an entire evening more exciting?  mike and i can have an evening at home together, leisurely eating dinner, chilling over checkers or othello, reading, watching a show....our home nights are refreshing, but we don't usually anticipate these evenings the way we do date nights.  and we rarely have our really deep conversation on home nights.

but tonight!  is date night.  so what we were we doing this morning??  each putting on our current "favorite" outfits (and before you judge, admit that you have outfits you love to wear more than others!), putting extra care into hair, make-up.....and now we're at our respective jobs, squirreling away topics to talk about.  we're excited.  i keep thinking about mike, and looking forward to jumping in the car with him to go to dinner!

i don't know exactly what it is about a changed setting that makes such a huge difference.  but i'm so glad we're programmed that way!  thank you, Lord, for the little details you put into forming us, for the variety!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

what will you bring?

we had a beautifully refreshing staycation, and today i'm back at 6 days, mike will start his job at booz allen (hurray!!!!).  we were reading in job this was fascinating to me to read of God's power, and think of how He controls the things we take for granted, like the weather:

"God thunders wondrously with His voice;
He does great things that we cannot comprehend.
"For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
likewise to the downpour, His mighty downpour."
~Job 37:5-6

what i can't comprehend is that THIS God, who is powerful beyond anything a human could ever do, would genuinely and specifically love me....send His Son to die, for me.  i don't know a single parent would have their child killed to save anyone else - and God did it for someone who hated Him.  i cannot earn His love - even the "good" things i swear to do, i fail in.  yet He loves me, and forgives me.  i wouldn't have do this, for anyone....but i'm so, so glad He did it for me.

so hello, 2012.  i'm very glad that no matter what you hold, i am forgiven my sins, and loved by my Savior.