Wednesday, August 27, 2008

let's remember, let's always remember.

wow. that is all i can say. this can never get old...

i am once again astonished at God's sweetness to me in revealing the Gospel. the only hope that i can bank on is that Christ came and lived a perfect life, died in my place to satisfy the wrath of God for sin, and then He rose gloriously and is now sitting at the right hand of the Father.

this is the Gospel.

what a gift, what a Savior!

  • To be reconciled completely to my Maker, only through the blood of Christ and His imputed righteousness He has given me, through faith alone by grace alone!
  • The only thing that gives me peace with God is the fact that Jesus has come and taken my sinful, dead heart and replaced it with a heart that now wants to glorify God and find my delight in Him alone!
what a joy, what a Savior!

May He grant you deeper affections in the Christ and consider more every day the wonder and beauty of the Gospel, this free gift of grace! Rejoice that even while we were dead in our trespasses, Christ died for the ungodly! May we treasure our Redeemer and long for His Return!

"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
-Philippians 2:5-11-

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

i love this song:

O Great God
(words & music by Bob Kauflin)
O great God of highest heaven
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer every rebel power
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forevermore
I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your Word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace
Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my every thought and deed
O great God of highest heaven
Glorify Your Name through me

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Kirstina and Jordan Stone

1/2 Marathon, anyone?

Do you want to run a 1/2 marathon with me? Any takers? pretty please! (this is a pic of my new running shoes)

A long-term goal of mine has been to run the Full Marathon (26.22 miles). Yet, I need to work up to that goal, so I figured I should start with the 1/2 marathon first! It maybe super hard and kill me, but I'm willing to take the leap! :) But, when in life will I have the time to actually train and prepare for one? I figure this might be the best timing! I have started and stopped training for one so many times that I can't even count. Which is sad to say, but true. Perhaps, if I blogged about it, I would have more accountability to actually complete one! I googled for the next one in Louisville and it's October 19th. So, I have like 3 months to train!

If you're interested, let me know and we can run the longer runs together on the weekends. If not, I'm still doing it. I'm taking the jump and going to start preparing! It's a good discipline for my body and it will be fun goal to achieve too! Let me know! I'm going to start training for it this week.

I'll put up a running plan next post....also I'll put up pics from my trip home last week w/ an update! (check my facebook for pics if you can't wait) It was great to see my family and thankful for it! I can't believe school is starting August 19th! Summer time is almost over! crazy how fast it went!