Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Living the Truth

"One of Satan's strategies is to blind us to the lies we have bought into - to make us assume that because we know the Truth, we also believe the Truth. Countless times over the years, I have counseled with women who claim to believe the Truth of God's Word; but the way they live their lives - their choices, their priorities, their response to pain - reveals that they do no really believe the Truth. However, what we believe is revealed, not by what we know or what we say we believe, but by how we actually live."

~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss
from Lies Women Believe

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pictures at Last!

At long last, after a busy week, I've finally had time to organize the many pictures from our trip to Colorado! Rather than take up space on this blog with 75 photos, I've posted them to my online Picasa web album. To view the pictures, click here. (There are captions that go with each to explain our experiences.) Have fun!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another Courtship Story

Due to a busy schedule this week as I train in my new job at the pregnancy center, I haven't had time yet to post in detail about our trip to Colorado.

In the meanwhile, here is another courtship story that is a beautiful reminder of the truth that God is Author of romance and He scripts amazing stories when we give the pen into His hand. This story is told both in written and in video format. Katelin and I were very encouraged by our stop at this website, so I wanted to pass the link along to you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Home Again, Home Again!

We arrived home late last night from a wonderful visit with Nathan's family in Colorado! The scenery was gorgeous, the fellowship was great fun, and the time spent together as families was very enjoyable. Of course the courting couple certainly delighted in being together in person as well. =)

I wish I could go into details right now about our adventures (complete with pictures of course!), but that will have to wait for another day. I am to start training for a new position at the pregnancy center bright and early tomorrow morning, so I'd best scoot on to bed!

Stay tuned! The official courtship journalist will be back to report soon!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Colorado, Here We Come!

The packing differences between a courting girl and a non-courting girl:

Sister #1 (that's me, in case you couldn't tell)

Sister #2

Despite her packing diliberations, please note that Sister #2 is VERY happy right now.

I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that we are leaving bright and early tomorrow morning for a sojourn in Colorado with a particular blonde-haired fellow and his family.


Perhaps the word "happy" doesn't do her justice. Ecstactic may be a better description. =)

(By the way, for a little reading entertainment while we're gone - since it will be several days before I can post again - you might want to check out Nathan's side of the story here.)

Courtship days are fun days for all!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Springtime at Bayou Bend

My friend, Rhonda, had a birthday a couple days ago, so to celebrate, I took her to Bayou Bend for their annual "Azalea Trail" weekend. The Lord blessed us with absolutely PERFECT weather to enjoy this BEAUTIFUL spring day amidst His creation! The following is a smattering of the pictures we snapped this morning. (And, no, we didn't wear matching clothes on purpose. It was purely coincidental! To see the full collection from our photoshoot, click here.)