Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A Camper's Life for Me, Yo Ho!

Here's a photo of Hannah (far left in the white t-shirt) with a bunch of girls at Camp Travis. Apparently they're having a BLAST: ropes courses, paint ball, water skiing, zip lines and learning all about God's love in the book of First John.

I really miss my baby! Lanier and I are having a pretty quiet week, just working and hanging out at home. Last night we went to the Wheelocks' house for our Marrieds' Group and watched part 5 of "Marriage on the Rock" by Jimmy Evans. We learned what the most important to have in your marriage is. Can you guess? None of us got it right!

God. HE is the most important thing we can have in marriage. Without Him, we're basically doomed to a life of disappointment and frustration. Why? Because we take the most important needs we have in our lives (acceptance, security, identity and purpose) and instead of letting God fulfill them, we demand it of our spouses, who are totally unable to do what only God can. It was a great session. There were three couples there including us, and we had a great time of discussion and prayer afterwards.

Then we ran by Starbucks at 10:30 because Bess was closing, and we got all their leftover sandwiches and pasta salads and stuff. Praise God for free food! We got a $180 parking ticket this week so our two-week budget was kind of blown out of the water. But God is in control and He's taking care of us every day, I see that so clearly. Security!!

I just printed our newsletter yesterday and will try and get it in the mail today.

Just for fun, here's a scripture reference Jimmy Evans quoted in MotR last night. I'm including a bit more because he only said the first part. Look it up! It's great.

Jeremiah 17: 5-8

5 This is what the LORD says:
"Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who depends on flesh for his strength
and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

6 He will be like a bush in the wastelands;
he will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.

7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in him.

8 He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit."

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