Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quote for the Day

Your neighbor isn’t someone near you, but someone in need of you.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Washington D. C.

Last week, we took the Bukers to Washington before they headed out. It was so nice to be able to go to Washington for once and see something besides the Air & Space Museum. Every time I have been to Washington that is where I have gone. There are so many more exciting things to see, besides airplanes and spaceships. We tried to cram in as much as we possible could. We were exhausted by the end of the day, but it was a fun trip.

Joanna & Rosie

The Bukers

The Library of Congress

The Capitol

Our state's statue

Arlington National Cemetery

We were able to see our great-grandparents grave sites for the first time, which are on either side of us.

The Lincoln Memorial

The end of the day...

On the way back to the Metro station, we walked by the White House. We are pretty certain that we saw the President out taking a walk with his family. Joanna was very excited about this and is still talking about how we saw the President. I just wish it had been a different one, but it was still kind of cool.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps."

The last several months have been a time of waiting and trusting in the Lord not knowing what He has in store for me next. The pressure rises with questions from many well-meaning people, "So what's next?" Graduation is a joyous time, but also a time of many uncertainties. Looking to the future, not knowing where our country, let alone the whole world, is going.

The last couple of weeks, the Lord has given me an even greater burden for missions than I have ever felt before. As I had already planned previously, I am planning to spend the next year at home working and helping in my local church. I am hoping to get more actively involved in the visitation/soul-winning programs. This is one area where I feel very inadequate in.

Unless the Lord leads in a different direction, as of right now, I am planning to attend Baptist Bible Translators Institute in the fall of 2010. This will give me the time to work and save up the needed money. The Lord blessed me greatly through the generous graduation gifts of many people. This has given me a good start, although I will still need quite a bit more. God is faithful and where God guides, He provides!

Jeremiah 20:9, "Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay."

Who will tell them?

"The more you apply God's Word to your life, the more you grow into the likeness of our Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Paul Chappel

"A heart for God will come through the persistent pursuit of God." P. C.

"Prayer will do more than a college education to make the Bible an open and glorious book." ~ R. A. Torrey

"It is simply impossible to get the largest profit out of your Bible study until you surrender your will to God." ~ R. A. Torrey

Monday, May 25, 2009

Last day at college...

Breakfast at Cracker Barrel and as you can tell,
Brenda was in a rather goofy mood...

Doing a last few crazy things before parting ways...

Graduation!!! ~ May 14, 2009


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