pride won't get us where we're going

What a beautiful weekend... especially beautiful if I count from Thursday (sweet dinner) to tonight (Micah Project). Here are a few pictures from the sweet dinner. I pulled these off facebook... as you can see, the girls were happy as can be to have something to take home! [slideshow]

This morning, I listened to a sermon by John Piper before going to church (and between my frequent checks on the pumpkin cake in the oven). I love the way we can turn a passage over and over and never examine it fully. I suppose that is part of the mystery and what makes the Gospel so marvelous. The sermon, though in two completely different perspectives, gave a good look at the sin of pride. It made me think of this song by Thad Cockrell. I have no connection to TV, but I think the grammy's are on tonight (judging by all the facebook status updates). I'm sure there are some amazing performances, but this song sure deserves a listen.


Through the power of God alone we can overcome the temptation of pride, which leads to all sorts of unbelief. Oh, that we would believe!

Speaking of believing, today my home church presented the news of our student mission team along with prayer cards and 25 prayer cards were picked up! I am so very, VERY blessed to feel the encouragement and support of these beautiful people all the way down here. But, more importantly, to see that they are excited about my students taking steps to love and serve those around them. Praise God that we are BLESSED to be A BLESSING!

I wish I could write pages more, but you'll have to fill in the blanks yourself because my battery is going to die. I'm going to pick up a book and call it a night!

let LOVE fly like cRaZy tomorrow, but ALWAYS!