Friday, March 25, 2011

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure
Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save and Thou alone.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I, to the fountain fly;
Wash me Savior or I die.
While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.
Augustus M. Toplady, 1776

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

February Visitors

I've been meaning to post about this weekend for some time now. I had a sweet visit with some Raleigh sisters, or some of my "babies" as I like to call them. What a treat. We shared in the joys of Good Stuff Eatery, windy walks to the Capitol, loose leaf tea, homemade pop-tarts and sweet sweet conversation. Wish I could see more of these girls...(sigh). Thank you for the visit Sarah and Taylor!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Home: the Living Room

Regina had her team from work in our home today, so it seemed like an opportune time to do some rearranging/re-decorating and continue in our quest to make this house a "home". It has been fun to simply move things around, switch decor from one room to another and only add a few actual investments to create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Looking forward to many more opportunities to entertain and have guests in our home! (Apologies for the dark pictures)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Who Knew

So it seems my email signature quote comes directly from Spurgeon's March 4 morning meditation. I'm so glad to have discovered this!

Just a portion...

"He who would glorify His God must set his account upon meeting with many trials. No man can be illustrious before the Lord unless his conflicts be many. If then, yours be a much-tried path, rejoice in it, because you will the better show forth the all-sufficient grace of God. As for His failing you-never dream of it--hate the thought. The God who has been sufficient until now, should be trusted to the end." ~ Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening

2 Corinthians 12:9

Picture post coming soon!