Saturday, February 17, 2007

taking a day to breathe

so once a month our ywam base takes the day and we stop working and spend the day in prayer. It's actually really a great refreshing and restfull day. We call it Silence and Solitude. We generally don't have an agenda, except to just quiet our minds and listen to God. One of the things that we try to do is contemplative prayer. I don't really have the time to type it out here. So look it up on google or something. Basically it's just quieting your mind and listening for God's voice.

So this last week we went out to this beautiful state park called Montana de Oro. We went out there with our staff, and DTS students. I spent the day with my ipod and
walking along the coast taking pictures and listening to Damien Rice and some Ryan Adams. It was an amazing day, it was beautiful and warm (sorry people that are living in cold places). It has been amazingly beautiful here this last week. I was just looking for God in Creation and being able to spend the day worshiping him looking at creation. Like in:

Psalm 19:1-6

vs1God's glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
vs2Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening.
vs3Their words aren't heard, their voices aren't recorded,
vs4But their silence fills the earth: unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. God makes a huge dome for the sun - a superdome!
vs5The morning sun's a new husband leaping from his honeymoon bed, The day breaking sun an athlete racing to the tape.
vs6That's how God's Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset, Melting ice, scorching deserts, warming hearts to faith.

This was out of the message. Gotta love Eugene Peterson. And a nice pic of our little guy. He's getting so big. He's great.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Time goes fast

Like I said in our last post. I'm horrible at blogging. I guess it comes down to the fact that i never know what to say. But we have been doing pretty good. We have been super busy now that the DTS has started. I'm excited about the students we have here. They are a great group.

Elijah is such an amazing little boy. He really is becoming a little boy. I see him and can't believe that he is only 3 months old. He makes us laugh all the time, and i feel like i'm always saying "lori, look at how cute he is." Which is usually followed by me going and getting the camera and taking 1500 pictures of him in like 10 minutes. Here are some pictures of him from the last month or so. I love taking pictures of him and it's been great. Well that's all i got. We're doing good.

talk to you guys soon