Thursday, January 18, 2007

We're on our way!

Tomorrow morning at 6 am our team will be heading out on a trip to south Asia to minister in a predominately Muslim country. Please pray for us. Pray for wisdom whenever we open our mouths, boldness in our faith, safety, sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, and team unity.

I am so excited to see what the Lord is going to do!

Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them

is that they may be saved. Rom. 10:1

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16

Thank you for praying for me!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

New Website!

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him...
Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
(Psalm 28:7; 33:3)

My talented sister, Mindy, has done a beautiful job updating our family website...hop on over and check out her great work!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

A new year

"Following Christ"...what does that mean exactly? I am a follower of Christ, but I do not think that I completely comprehend what that means. I am ashamed to say that I often find myself following my own wishes and desires rather than Christ's. A new year is upon me now and it is that time of year for reflection on what has passed and what is to come. Looking back I see many failings and blunders--praise God for all of them. I want to learn from them and endeavor to live this year seeking His face more earnestly and living closer to Him than before. I feel like a little child sometimes, trying to walk in her daddy's big steps, stumbling along in a clumsy way. I am so thankful for my Father's strong hand that is mighty to save--keeping me.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3

Monday, January 01, 2007

Christmas highlights continued...

Every Christmas Eve we have the wonderful blessing of gathering at my Grandma Berge's house and celebrating our Savior's birth all together with all the cousins, aunts, and uncles. We have a tradition of taking a "grandkids" picture in front of the tree each year. It is so fun to look back and watch as new members are added to the picture each year through birth or marriage. The group just keeps on getting bigger and bigger each year. I remember when you could actually still see the Christmas tree behind us! Here is this year's photo:

Grandma Berge gave all the little girls new markers and coloring books. However, Erina found a more interesting use for them!