Sunday, April 26, 2009
This is the beautiful-looking day that Katelin woke up to last Sunday...not knowing at the time that it would be a most memorable one!
(Please note - the above photo was actual live coverage of them taking off on their walk, while all the following pictures are staged to re-live on camera what really was a private event!)
And she said, "Yes!"
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Nathan sprays the outside of the house with a fresh coat of yellow paint.
Katelin's hard-working fellow.
They continue to make time for "connecting" face to face with long talks every evening.
Katelin enjoying the snow.
Love birds. Or maybe I should say snow birds. :)
Friday, April 17, 2009
“According as His divine power hath given unto us
all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue..”
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us
to triumph in Christ!”
(II Corinthians 2:14)
According to these verses, God has given us, through Jesus Christ, perfect completeness in Him, all things that pertain to life and godliness, all grace for every good work, and the power to always triumph. He has left no stone unturned in the transforming work He seeks to do in our lives. He has left nothing out; nor failed to provide us with anything that we need to live the Christian life victoriously. It is up to us, however, to appropriate these amazing gifts…to choose to walk in the grace and triumph He makes available.
What an amazing God we serve!
Monday, April 13, 2009
It's been a little while since I've shared the happenings of life around here...so, considering that today is a day off work for me, I thought I'd post a bit of news!
For starters, my sister, Katelin, seems to be having the time of her life in Colorado right now! She's visiting Nathan for several weeks before his return to Ukraine in May and is treasuring the opportunity to be with him every day before he leaves. They're working together on the renovation of a small house that Nathan purchased several months ago as an investment. He plans to rent it out while he lives on the mission field for the purpose of extra income. Right now, however, it's definitely in the fixer-upper stage! (Though I must say there is a breath-taking view of Pike's Peak out the back window!) Katelin has been up on a ladder most of the week taping off areas for painting and giving primer coats of paint to small areas of the exterior of the house. Despite the crazy weather changes (snow one day, 60 degrees the next!), she has loved donning her grubby clothes and working alonside her "fellow". :-)
In addition to full work days at the new house, Katelin and Nathan (or Nate-lin and Ka-than, as my dad likes to call them) are making plenty of time for "couple time" each evening. For some reason, they just love to sit and talk...and talk...and talk. They also like to take walks, play games with the siblings, cheer on brothers and sisters at swim meets, and laugh with the family around the dinner table. Katelin says she's fit right in with the Day family and is enjoying getting to know each person better.
She informed us last night on the phone that Nathan is officially past the "twitter-pated" stage and has "totally flipped" over her! *smile* Love is definitely in the air at a certain homestead in Colorado!
On a personal note, I am thoroughly enjoying my new job at Care Net Pregnancy Center! For those of you who have asked for more details, my position is officially that of receptionist/office manager, but the actual work I do seems to entail so much more than a mere title can communicate. I answer phone calls, schedule appointments for clients, greet clients as they arrive, connect clients with their counselors, schedule ultrasounds, enter data into the computer, file paperwork, keep forms printed for various uses, type up papers for my director, order supplies, answer questions, manage pick-ups and mail-outs of proof of pregnancies, and much more!
I love the mission of the center. I love the Godly women I get to work with. I love the interaction with our clients. I love the actual work I do. And I especially love the satisfaction of knowing that I'm right where God wants me to be, helping to make a difference in the lives of young women. All-in-all, it's an ideal fit!
The hours are also perfect. I work Monday-Thursday from 9-5. Since my job is such a high-energy position, it is a blessing to have each Friday off! Fridays and Saturdays give me a chance to catch up on rest, housework, and other projects in life. :-)
My plan at this point is to work for at least a year at the pregnancy center, during which time I hope to be finished with Bible college. Then, it is my hope and desire to get established in some form of orphan ministry on the foreign mission field. But we'll see what God's plans are! I've learned over the years that His plans often turn out differently than I originally anticipate...but without a doubt, they are always best!
So...that's life around here these days!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled,
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This article succinctly encapsulates a message from God's Word that totally changed my life when I first heard it preached 4 years ago on a tape series through the book of Romans.
I was amazed to read it because this message is a rarely-taught concept that seems so clear from God's Word...and yet is missed by so many. How encouraging to know that others out there understand it and are living it out!
Take 5 minutes and read this article. More importantly, read the book of Romans.
It could change your life too!