Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sunsets, Christ's Return, and Bradford Pears

The sun is setting. Rays break through the parting clouds, giving a glimpse beyond - beyond this world, beyond this life. I am reminded that day coming when once more the clouds will part in a more glorious, more wonderous way. On that day the vision will be 10, 100, 1000 times more majestic; beyond my imagination. Now I see in part, then I will see in full. Trumpets will sound announcing a new heaven, a new earth, but the same King. Now I must see him and know him by faith; then I will see Him - the image of the invisible God - face to face! I am reminded that I was made for one Person and one place. Come Lord Jesus...

The sun continues to set, the rays drift off becoming less and less distinct. In the same way, I know that this glimpse will soon fade from my memory. Oh, Lord thank you for the beauty of creation, continue to bring these reminders of eternity. He gently reminds me I do not have to wait even for the next sunset...all the reminders I need are written in his Word.

These were my thoughts as I walked through my neighborhood tonight at dusk. Right as I glimpsed the rays breaking through the clouds and thought of that glorious day, I was walking down a street lined with Bradford Pears in full bloom. They are beautiful this time of year and I know that God has created them and all his creation is good.... but my first thought was.... "I am sure that on That Day when Christ returns in glory, it will not smell like Bradford Pears."

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy Day.

Maryland, 82 - Davidson, 70
Now the Davidson players can get back to studying their Latin and Greek. My condolances to Philip and Kate, my favorite Davidson alumni.

VCU, 79 - Duke, 77
GO VCU!!! Congrats to my cousin Katie...my favorite VCU alumni :) I am not offering any condolances to Duke fans...really, how can you cheer for a team called the 'Devils'? Just doesn't seem right.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

It's that time!

The birds are chirping, the daffodils are blooming, the air is warming.
It is spring. Which means...

...MARCH MADNESS is here!!

1 hour left to fill out your bracket ;)

Despite the fact that we did not even talk about picks before filling them out, my mom and I both picked the same teams in the final four. Like Mother Like Daughter! We do have a different team winning, though.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Sandy!

Today our beloved 'puppy' turned 13!

She's had a rough week...on Thursday she could hardly stand up...but today she was almost back to her normal happy self (wagging her tail, always following us, barking at cats, etc...) :)