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

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 an orphan advocacy site connected to our former agency, Lifeline…

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: "Nor is it the spirit of those Christians--alas, they a…