Showing posts from July, 2013

Family Vacay...Summer 2013

We took a lovely, albeit simple, family vacation this summer. Sometimes, simplest is best. :) It started with a trip to Grand Coulee Dam. It's only a couple hours from our home, but what a world of difference! It's situated in the desert of Eastern Washington across the Columbia River. We checked out the visitor center... Took a "dam" tour into and across the dam... Relaxed poolside at our motel... And watched the laser light show on the dam at night... The next day, we continued West on Highway 2 across Washington, and we saw... Spacious skies  Amber waves of grain Purple mountain majesties And fruited plains While visiting the fruited plains, we decided to tour the Aplets and Cotlets Factory. Then we stopped in BEAUTIFUL Leavenworth for lunch... And finally to my parents' house in Tacoma. Whew! The next few days we

Here We Go Again (Part 2)

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Saviour I will call upon Your Name Keep my eyes above the waves My soul will rest in Your embrace I am Yours and You are mine -- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Okay, if you haven't read Part 1, go here . Otherwise, let us continue. So, it's January 2013,  and I decide  to  share my thoughts on my book ( Knowing God ) and my convictions with Simon. He's kind. He hears me  out.  He's not flippant nor does he ignore me. But I can kinda hear him  saying to himself, "That's nice,  sweetie.  But why don't you just keep your convictions to yourself,  mm-kay?" I realize I better start praying. So I pray. And pray. And pray. And I visit many blogs that I like to follow. On one such blog, I  am made  aware  of

Here we go again! (Part 1)

"If You wanna steal my show, I'll sit back and watch You go If You got somethin' to say, go on and take it away Need You to steal my show, can't wait to watch You go So take it away No matter who we are, no matter what we do Every day we can choose to say ... My life My friends My heart It's all Yours, God Take it away My dreams My fears My family My career Take it away Take it away It's all Yours, God Take it away Take it away It's You I wanna live for" --Toby Mac "Steal My Show" Some people say the 3rd time's the charm. Well, for the Millers, the 3rd time will just be icing on the cake. What am I talking about? Well, it goes back to January when I started a book study online--the book was Knowing God .  In this book , the author J. I. Packer, made some pretty outrageous statements about God and His followers. One of these comments really struck home for me. He wrote, about so many Christians today: