Saturday, June 25, 2011

amazing grace

God is amazing. The more I read and study His Word, the more I desire Him and the more content I am in Him. I'm amazed by God's grace being poured out on my life right now.

There is a possibility that we might be moving in a year, due to changes in Dad's job. We're not certain yet if we'll stay or move. Even in the uncertainty, God has given me peace and contentment. I know this is where God has me right now, so I'm trying to be more purposeful in what I do here. I'm not being lazy and saying, "Oh, I'm not going to do much here because I could be somewhere else in a year." No, I want to give my all for what God is doing right now, where I am. This is only because of God's amazing grace at work in me.

Another mark of His grace is that I will be sad if we end up moving, but I know God will provide everything I need to serve Him wherever I go. He will give me strength to press on.

Thank You, Lord, for your amazing, unending grace!

Grace unending all my days
You give me strength to run this race
And when my years on earth are through
The praise will all belong to You

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Stand in Awe

I feel like posting a song, so here it is.

I Stand in Awe

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful for comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp such infinite wisdom?
Who can fathom the depth of your love?
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty enthroned above

And I stand, I stand in awe of You
I stand, I stand in awe of You
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of You

You are beautiful beyond description
Yet God crushed You for my sin
In agony and deep affliction
Cut off that I might enter in
Who can grasp such tender compassion?
Who can fathom this mercy so free?
You are beautiful beyond description
Lamb of God who died for me

Sunday, June 12, 2011

brief update

Friday night I had the privilege of serving at our youth group end-of-year celebration. It was my third time helping, and I always enjoy it. I love being there to see awards being given to the young man and woman who most exemplify Christ. It's encouraging to hear how these young people devote themselves to God, because they represent the future of our church. The youth of our church love the Lord, so by His grace our future looks bright. =)
Serving with friends is fun as well. We helped set up tables with cupcakes and other desserts, and a water/coffee table. Then during the event we restocked the food and drinks, and manned the popcorn machine. Afterward we cleaned up, and even got to use the photo booth we rented for the teens. Fun!
Here are some pictures.

The decorations were really colorful this year! This is the entrance to the auditorium.

they made a huge canopy out of streamers

two of the lovely helpers, Kasey and Samantha

one of the dessert tables

the popcorn maker

Sorry if you can't see this one very well. It's most of the helpers, having fun with the photo booth. (if you click on the picture you can see it better)

Also last week I got a gift from a friend. It's a license plate frame for my car, and it matches my steering wheel cover. ^_^