Thursday, November 28, 2013

"Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods."

Psalm 95:2-3

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mommacita, Fall Trip '13 102613 - 111513

*A super great trip! Kimberly and I were blessed to have Mommacita for 3 whole weeks! Its always hard to say 'goodbye,' but fortunately we get to say 'hello' again soon in December when we fly into Indiana for Christmas!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Sunrise over silhouetted mountains; a bonus to working overnight shifts occasionally.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

John Gill's Exposition of Matthew 8:3

"And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him..."
This is a wonderful instance both of the grace, and goodness of Christ, in touching this loathsome creature; and of his unspotted purity and holiness, which could not be defiled by it; and of his mighty power in healing by a touch, and with a word of his mouth,
"... saying, I will, be thou clean,"
in which he expresses at once his willingness, "I will", of which the leper before was not certain; and his power by a word of command, "be thou clean"; and in which also is shown the readiness of Christ to do it: he did not stand parleying with the man, or making any further trial of his faith, or objecting to him his uncleanness; but at once stretches out his hand, touches his filthy flesh, and commands off the disorder. A great encouragement this, for poor sensible sinners to betake themselves to Christ, under a sense of their guilt and filth; who readily receives such, in no wise casts them out, but gives immediate discoveries of his power and grace unto them:
"And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
or he was cleansed from it; he was not only pronounced clean, but was made so; he was thoroughly healed of the disease of leprosy.

*I stumbled across this online this evening and I love it, especially the first part about Jesus' grace and goodness.
Let me be cleansed!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

whether I like it or not

Practicum. It's kicking my butt. And I love it and hate all at once. It truly is a training process. I find myself being tested daily. It's miserable and wonderful and everything between. My strengths are overshadowed by my weaknesses and nearly every shift presents a new failure of some sort. I'm being shaped and grown, whether I like it or not. And whether I like it or not, I know this is good for me.