Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Old Prayer for Old Pain"

"Bless my Enemies, O Lord" by Ann Voskamp

Bless my enemies, O Lord. Even I bless them and do not curse them.
Enemies have driven me into your embrace more than friends have.
Enemies have loosed me from earth more than friends have…
Enemies have made me a hunted animal, finding safer shelter than an unhunted animal does.
I found safest sanctuary in You…may too my enemies-made-grace.
I found greatest grace in You… may my enemies-made-grace find Your generous grace alive and radical in me.
I found fullest forgiveness in You… may my enemies-made-grace find faith and freedom in You and Your forgiveness working surprising ways in me.
The longer I walk with you, Lord, I find I have no enemies: only your gift of chisels etching me deep.
Bless my enemies, O Lord. Even I bless them and do not curse them.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Wow! What an amazing weekend with my family.  My sweet sister took some amazing photos capturing precious moments. It's crazy with every holiday (and anything, really); Danny and I are overwhelmed when it comes to Addy being here.  As you all may know, we've lost two children.  Before, we would only daydream about all that we would do with them.  Now, it's become a reality. Addy's actually here, in the flesh, and we still pinch ourselves to make sure we're not dreaming.  She's an amazing gift that we graciously celebrate!  We're not only rejoicing in Christ's resurrection, but also Addy's life.  We're incredibly happy we’re doing life together! Thanks Aunt J for the beautiful pictures....

Yay! Life is good!

Aunt J calls this her model pose. 

The sweetest pic! Wow!