Showing posts from November, 2009

Biltmore Weekend Fun

Last weekend some of my good friends and I escaped to Asheville, NC! Our end destination and goal was the Biltmore Estate! We booked a hotel, loaded up the car and headed for the beautiful mountains... and what a treat we had! God richly blessed our adventure... here are a few pictures I wanted to share with you:
I love this one as it was taken right at dusk and the lights in the windows were just so.... perfect.

It was a bit drizzly the first day, but that certainly did not dampen our spirits! The House was magnificent... the Fall Foliage was beyond capturing... the fun priceless!

This is my good friend Carey... we actually first met each other in Mali!! Yes, can you believe it... and here she is attending CIU the same time I am. What a blessing she has been to me!

This is Carey, Melanie and I... God has blessed us with each other so much. These girls are GEMS!
This is me... working with my camera phone... :-) Thankful for what I have!
Doesn't this just look romantic.... i love it!

A Mustard Seed

I kind of get discouraged with statistics. Over the last few weeks, I have had to read about worldwide happenings; sobering facts that evil and death exist and increases on our planet. Yeah, Surprise, surprise, surprise! It's not pretty; I look around me at my little world and see things that speak of the decay of sin, fallenness... more than once I have had thoughts; am I making a difference? Lord... help!

About two weeks ago, as i was pulling into work, thinking of the people I work with, their apparent lostness, on top the articles I had read; a shadow of discouragement began to darken my sky, but then I Heard Him whisper:

"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches." Matt. 13:31b-32

My heart heard Him remind me of how His Kingdom works... in th…