Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Benjamin and I had the chance to spend an amazing day with a college friend and his family on our way to Texas. We hiked in Sedona, which is beautiful. Now we've arrived in Texas and are looking forward (sort of) to beginning the Great Job Hunt!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Unfortunately, I haven't managed to acquire this skill yet, so instead of montaging our way to Texas, Benjamin and I are in the middle of actually driving the distance. Perhaps a montage of past road trips would help? Let's give it a shot... You'll have to hum your own inspirational music, though.
Photo: Kate Moore.
We got to see Germany with Ben's grandpa, who used to live there, which was awesome. This is Benjamin's "Just how many pictures are you going to take, woman?" expression.
Our previous massive road trip of moving from Michigan to Oregon. Somehow I only managed to take pictures when we were in Yellowstone National Park.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Today we are starting out on our move to Dallas. This will be our third move since we married. First Bahrain, then Oregon. Now Texas. We are both very much looking forward to moving near family and the prospect of better jobs. At the same time, we're very much going to miss the friends we've made here.
In honor of moving, a poem from some time ago:
the path wound on from here
beckoning to all who came after.
there was much behind,
and much more before,
drawing and spurring the traveler on.
once again with broad hat and a sigh,
taking up staff and knapsack,
time to continue on the ever new yet familiar path.
for there is much behind
and much more before…
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay
to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Just the other day, though, I found a company that scans negatives very inexpensively, so I took over a ridiculously large stack of negatives, and presto! Now I can look through pictures from the trip on my computer. Hurray!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Since starting teaching in the fall, however, I have rediscovered Saturday mornings as a time to relax and enjoy a slower start to the day. Now, coffee has now become an essential part of this Saturday morning ritual. I look forward to it all week!
Friday, February 4, 2011
When we were in Egypt a few years ago, one of our guides asked us, since we were Americans, if we were Christians. We said that we were. "So am I," he responded. "Please pray for the Christians in Egypt. It is very hard and there is a lot of persecution here." As I read about the current conflict in Egypt, I pray that God will use this to further His glory and protect His people there!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
"Oh look, another picture of a plant," remarked Benjamin the other day, while reading my blog. I like plants. I see a lot of them on my walks and compulsively take pictures of them. Today, however, in honor of my husband, I am posting a picture that does not contain a single plant. Ta-da!