Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Spring Coming!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

  • Lets see.....Spring is only 26 days away!  We are very much looking forward to it's arrival!!  It seems when this time of year rolls around, everyone is ready to be able to be outdoors and to see the Spring flowers popping through the earth.  This winter has been exceptionally long for our family, for we seem unable to get rid of this...virus? flu?...whatever it is called.   Sore throats, headaches, head congestion, cough, pink eye, they all desire to hang out with our family, have been visiting since before Christmas.   But, through it all, it makes us realize how we find it so easy to take our health, and our family, for granted in "healthy" times.   So, this day we will be thankful for each other, for having only "colds" and for our bodies which were truly wonderfully created by Our Heavenly Father, the Great Physician!
    We started up our "youth night" again on Tuesday evenings.  Last year we had gone through Dr. Dobson's video series "Living Life on the Edge".  That was geared to preparing the youth for adulthood, but we adults enjoyed it as much as the youth.  This week our subject was "self-confidence".   What does it mean and what is the basis for having healthy self-confidence?  It turned into a very interesting discussion.  We all agreed that the basis for a sound and true self-confidence, or self-esteem, is rooted in who we believe we are in Christ and understanding His unconditional love for us.  Any other self-confidence can be influenced or swayed by the circumstances, peer pressures, or opinions of others.  Jesus is our perfect example of self-confidence!   We watched a video titled "Father's Love Letter".  Very good!
    Blessings to you!