Saturday, September 23, 2006

Little gifts

I am so grateful for all of the little gifts that God places in my path everyday. It is sad to realize that I miss a lot of them because I am "too busy" doing other things. I have been trying to stop being so project oriented and learn to see things around me for the blessings that they are. Rather than just running out to the mailbox to mail a letter, I am trying to take the time to realize that "Wow, God made this day and I am living in it! What a gift it is!" It really can change any mundane task into a privilege.

"Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done..."

~Psalm 40:5

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Talitha's Wedding

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Anderson!

Don't they look great in love!
Talitha is a sweet friend who lived with our family for a while last year. It was right during the time when Mindy and Ben were engaged and we were preparing for their wedding. It was such a huge blessing having Talitha here then and last weekend it was her turn to get married. She was a beautiful bride and Brandon is a really great guy--they are perfect together.
I was asked to do the bridesmaid's hair and we had so much fun! This is Rachel, one of the bridesmaids who was so much fun to be around.

The bridesmaids: Me, Rachel, Hannah and Mary Beth (Talitha's sisters), waiting for the signal to head down the aisle.

Nadia (the flower girl-Brandon's little sister) and Erina.

Mindy and I also sang and played that wonderful hymn "Nearer, Still Nearer" during the wedding. It was such a blessing to sing with Mindy again. I've missed it so much.

Congratulations Tilly and Brandon! Thank you for your beautiful example of a godly man and woman seeking Christ in everything. Your wedding was a testimony to that.

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24