Thursday, 29 April 2010

Twilight Sights

Some of the Twilight sights from Port Angeles, Forks, and La Push.
Forks, where Bella moves to live with her Dad after her Mom remarries:Where Bella goes to school:First Beach, La Push where Bella meets Jacob Black and learns of the tribal legends that say Edward is a "Cold One":The Port Angeles Bookstore where Bella buys a book about Quileute Legends, always wanting to find out more about Edward's strangeness:Bella Italia restaurant in Port Angeles, where Bella gulps down mushroom ravioli while interrogating Edward over those same legends, not to mention his mind-reading abilities:If you want to find out more, you're just going to have to Read The Book!

And thanks for the recommendation that we visit Third Beach, Kellie. We really enjoyed the walk and scenery.

"Hmm, this slug looks interesting!""Mmm, and tasty!"Jeff didn't really eat the slug. After all, we were in a National Park!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

I'm in America

I'm with Amy and we went to BSF together last night to study the Bible together ... life before The Day doesn't get much better than this!I love to think that our friendship grew out of our shared love for the word of God. To be able to sit together in a BSF class, when we study in BSF classes across the world from each other normally, is such a treat. And we were studying John 19:18-30, which tells about Jesus' time one the cross bearing our sins. In the car on the way home, we were full to bursting with praise for our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Kids left this afternoon

And already I miss them.

It helps to know that while they are in the immediate care of their grandparents, they are in the omnipotent care of their Father in Heaven. The same God who is with me, is with them, even though we are apart.
Next time (next time!?!) I will not plan a major holiday to begin during and immediately after the Easter weekend. It has really brought a great deal of crazy busyness to what should have been a time of quiet and reflection, focussed on Jesus' death on the Cross, which saved me from my sins, and His Resurrection, which secured eternal life for me.

But when I wished for more peace and quite I was reminded that Jesus promised an abundant, eternal life to his followers, not a bland life. (And now that I have peace and quiet, I yearn for my four children to be smothering me with their elbows as they squirm for one last cuddle before they leave.)

John 10:
7 Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

Are you living the full life that God offers to those who come to Him through Jesus, the one and only Gate to God?