<3 Happy Valentines Day!<3
I am looking forward to the special dinner I'm preparing for Al tonight, and glad that we planned to stay in for V-Day after seeing all this snow that just keeps coming and coming! Wow, the kids are excited!! So thankful again for Jesus' obedience and God's sacrifice for us~ because of this we can look forward to this special night, and enjoy snow, and our families,life. Without such grace, we wouldn't have one day. Thank You, God!
I'm also thankful that our cabinets and shelves are stocked with all the things we need,and we won't *have to* go to the store in all of this mess... oops, I mean this wonderful, facinating, joy-producing snow ;)At least that's how the kids feel!
Days like today remind me of our wedding, because it was snowing then too and sooo cold. And then, we spent our entire 2-night honeymoon in the Poconos, in even more snow ** Brrr** But, the cheesy Martini glass jucuzzi, heart shaped bed, and the interesting adult-bingo game we had to walk out of, blushing- those were interesting ;) Lol
Ty and I listened to cd 1 from the men's retreat this morning,The Perfect Man by Dave Harvey. Hmmm , more about Jesus' perfect obedience ! Could God be trying to tell me something?? Tyler said that whta most affected him after listening was Jesus' sacrifice in obeying God,event o the point of death. He said thinking about that caused him to wonder if he would have obeyed God to the point of being crucified, and he didn't know that he would. How many of us can say, without hesitation, that we would! Ty and I talked about how God ( most likely) won't ask this of either of us, but that it was good to contemplate. Puts all other acts of obedience into perspective, does'nt it?? I was freshly reminded of how often I forget that I do not have to earn God's love ( by working for Him, legalism ) but that He loves me because of Him and not because of me,though I do still desire to work for Him- that work is not what causes Him to love me. His goodness does :)
I also was reminded that my works can, and do, if I am obedient, please God- in this season of life as well as the seasons to come, whatever God has planned for me.
Time for more school and then more outside play in the S-N-O-W! Wheee!