Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Great Is Thy Faithfulness written by: Thomas O. Chisholm, inspired by Lamentations 3:22,23
vs3: "Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow-Blessing all mine with ten thousand beside!
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided-Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me!"

I love hymns. They have so much truth, promise and encouragement in them. I think about this hymn a lot, well I sing it a lot too. It reminds me that the Lord gives me the strength I need for the day. I daily pray and ask the Lord for His strength-because I know that mine is insufficient for for my tasks. Days when I am tired (which are pretty often) I know I can make it to the end of the day because My God is faithful to supply me with His strength. This brings to mind another hymn; Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
So if you are tired today pray that the Lord will give you His strength- it is more that sufficient. And let us not forget the chorus; "Great is Thy faithfulness! ALL I have needed Thy hand hath provided-Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto ME! We truly have a faithful God who loves us individually and personally. How blessed we as believers are to fully rest in the Lord and have bright hope for tomorrow.
Thank you Lord that you provide the strength I need for my day.
Thank you that you are so faithful to me.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


This week I started exercising and doing Pilates again. So I got my mat out and started up the video and Ben decided he wanted to exercise with me. So now I have a Pilates partner. He layed right next to me on the mat and tried to do everything I was doing. After I was done Ben kept going and did the next video set. I guess it is never too early to exercise and get in shape. The funny thing is that if you look at the T.V. and what the instructor is doing, he is doing a good job of following along with her.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

30 hr Road Trip

Last week we took a 30 hr road trip to Georgia for Ben and Kristi Grave's wedding. We caravaned with Jere and Reagan Kemper, Josh and Amanda Paul, Seth and Marcie Neinhause (spelling?), Zeb Barron, Chris Woodhouse, Rob (don't know his last name) and the Joseph Hawkinson family. It was a lot easier and fun with so many people. The Lord was gracious and gave us great weather, gas mileage, safety and sanity. All in all it was a great time. Here are some pictures of the wedding.

The wedding was outside beside a river, it was beautiful.

Joe and Jess Drees

Mr. and Mrs. Graves

Friday, March 2, 2007

Super Ben

Joe dressed Ben up before bed last night and had him show off his big muscles (we have been working on this). He is so cute! My Hero. And yes, his shirt says, "Hunk of Burnin Love" that's my boy.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Hawkinsons finally get internet!

So someone turned us loose on this in-tar-net thing, and this is what you get... But really, this is all really quite new to me so please bear with me as I get used to posting and adding fun stuff. I'm excited to learn.