Our 2013 Christmas Letter
And if you don't...pshh...your loss. (Ha!)
Happy Last-Couple-of-Days-of-2013 from my family to yours!!
And Happy One Month Birthday to my adorable, fussy-pants Noah!
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17For me, it's the little old man at the dump on the eastern shore of Maryland who couldn't have been a day under 80, hopping around tossing reeking trash in the scorching midday sun with a smile on his face like I've never seen before.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,In my next thirty years, I want to trust and obey. I can make plans, but I can also rest easy in knowing that God has already made plans for me. And life makes a lot more sense when I conform my will to His.
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.