Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I want to wish a Happy Valentine's Day to my wonderful husband, Peter.  You are my best friend, and I wouldn't trade in the last 6 1/2 years for anything.  I love you!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Let's Go Hope!

Today I am heading to St. Louis for what is one of the biggest sporting events of the year.  That's right, I am heading to a Hope/Calvin rivalry viewing party.  This annual event is a must-do on my calendar.  I get to see other people who went to Hope (even if I didn't know any of them while I was there).  The basketball game is ALWAYS good.  Plus, it is amazing to be a part of what even ESPN realizes is one of the best (although fans say "the best") basketball rivalries in the nation.  Let's go Hope!
(If you want more info, you can visit the following website: Rivalry Website)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hymn of the Month - "Christ Be My Leader"

This month's hymn is "Christ Be My Leader" by Timothy Dudley-Smith.  I particularly like this hymn, as it has been a source of comfort through the many changes and unknowns I have encountered.  I find myself singing "Christ Be My Leader" frequently.
John 8:12 says:
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'" (ESV)
The first verse of the hymn talks about Christ leading us through the darkness.  When life seems dull, dark, and dismal, Christ is there as the light of the world.  Here is the text of the hymn.  I hope it can be a reminder to you of Christ's love and care.

Christ be my leader by night as by day;
Safe through the darkness, for He is the way.
Gladly I follow, my future His care,
Darkness is daylight when Jesus is there.

Christ be my teacher in age as in youth,
Drifting or doubting, for He is the truth.
Grant me to trust Him; though shifting as sand,
Doubt cannot daunt me; in Jesus I stand.

Christ be my Savior in calm as in strife;
Death cannot hold me, for He is the Life.
Nor darkness nor doubting nor sin and its stain
Can touch my salvation: with Jesus I reign.

(LSB 861)