Happy Easter!

We know it has been a long time since you have heard from us (hoping to change that soon…) but we wanted to wish you a blessed Resurrection Week, remembering Christ’s sacrifice for us and His triumph over sin and death. He is alive – we serve a Risen Savior!

 

Welcome Happy Morning
V.F., translation by John Ellerton

“Welcome, happy morning!” age to age shall say;
“Hell today is vanquished! Heaven is won today!”
Lo! The dead is living; God for evermore,
Him, their true Creator, all His works adore.

“Welcome, happy morning!” age to age shall say;
“Hell today is vanquished! Heaven is won today!”

Earth with joy confesses, clothing her for spring,
All good gifts return with her returning King;
Bloom in every meadow, leaves on every bough,
Speak His sorrows ended, hail His triumph now.

Maker and Redeemer, life and health of all,
Thou from heaven beholding human nature’s fall,
Of the eternal Father true and only Son,
Manhood to deliver, manhood didst put on.

Thou, of life, the author, death didst undergo,
Tread the path of darkness, saving strength to show;
Come then, True and Faithful, now fulfill Thy Word;
‘Tis Thine own third morning; rise, O buried Lord!

 

Spurgeon on Psalm 127:3

“‘Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward, ‘ or a reward from God. He gives children, not as a penalty nor as a burden, but as a favour. They are a token for good if men know how to receive them, and educate them. They are ‘doubtful blessings’ only because we are doubtful persons. Where society is rightly ordered children are regarded, not as an incumbrance, but as an inheritance; and they are received, not with regret, but as a reward. If we are over-crowded in England, and so seem to be embarrassed with too large an increase, we must remember that the Lord does not order us to remain in this narrow island, but would have us fill those boundless regions which wait for the axe and the plough. Yet even here, with all the straits of limited incomes, our best possessions are our own dear offspring, for whom we bless God every day.” – C.H. Spurgeon

Merry Christmas!

As we focus on our Savior, Jesus Christ, may the season be filled with silent wonder

“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2: 10-11

simple joys

“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness… For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61: 10-11

… and treasured memories.

Our Great Savior

Our Great Savior

Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me, 
He, my Savior, makes me whole.

Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him;
Tempted, tried, in Him confiding,
He, my Strength, my vict’ry wins.

Jesus! what a help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, heals my soul.

Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.

Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find;
Christ in me, the Hope of glory,
I am His, and He is mine.

Arrangement copyright of Pinner Publications. 

Amarillo Highlights

As part of the celebration for our first anniversary, the Lord allowed us to take a trip north to Amarillo, TX, to spend a few days together! Such a joyous, blessed time, remembering what God has done and looking forward to what He plans to do in the future. 

A few highlights included visiting the Palo Duro canyon, enjoying the sweet fellowship and incredible hospitality of our dear friends, the Kerr’s, eating at the Big Texan and Abuelos, stopping by the Cadillac Ranch, and just spending time reading, relaxing, and seeking the Lord together.