Tuesday, August 08, 2006

"He who thinks that he is finished is finished.... Those who think that they have arrived, have lost their way. Those who think they have reached their goal, have missed it." --Henri Nouwen

What an accurate commentary on our spiritual lives-- if we ever come to believe we've got it all together, we will know for sure that our lives are really tangled up! God's desire is for us to enjoy the grace He freely lavishes on us. But when we choose to make our own way, to do things on our own, then we miss God and the grace.

The last few days have been busy, and a bit frustrating. I haven't been able to get on the internet for several days, which felt rather crippling, particularly now when Garry's gone. Lack of internet service has, however, given the boys and I extra time to spend together. We enjoyed a game of Monopoly and have been slowly learning to rules of badminton and challenging one another at that. We've also been out for coffee a few times, gone shopping, and spent a lot of time doing school and the other "normal routines" of life.

Belle is doing a great job on the radio and will soon be working "solo". Neva is learning the routines of our home and seems to be enjoying herself more. Kevin got a book in the mail the other day (thanks, Aunt Brenda-- great timing!) and has been enjoying that. He's also been working on a neat gift for his dad's birthday, but since that's a surprise I can't tell you what it is. Kaleb made his dad a gift today as well, which turned out very well, due to much ingenuity. Now he's cut one of his old shirts up and is making it into a cowboy vest. How he thought up to sew the arms on the front for pockets I'll never know!

May God bless you the same way He's blessing us-- with a growing relationship with Jesus!

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