Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Luke 2:7-11

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. 9 And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were terribly afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: 11 for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. - NAS


On this day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, not just any birth, but the birth of our Savior. I heard the other day on the radio as I was driving into work a commentator say " We cannot begin to understand Christmas, the birth of Christ, till we understand the Resurection" So on this day lets not just remember the birth but why Jesus was born, He came to die on a cross so that we may be saved from the penalty of death from our sins.

Have a Blessed Christmas
Mike and Lizette

Apologies

Mike and I must apologize we have not updated our blog with photos that we have taken of our adventures with our feathered friends. So as part of many new years resolutions we will do better to keep up the blog.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lochness Park

August 29, 2009

In hopes of looking for any migrating warblers last weekend, we headed out to Lochness Park in Blaine. We have had good success for viewing migrating warblers. This time it was quiet however we spotted some Mallards and among them was a Great Egret. If anything it is a nice walk, a lot of people have a tendency to bring their dogs out for walks or to jog with. Among the egret was off to the side two Green Herons. That seemed to be the most we got from Lochness, oh well there is always next year. We then went to another location in hopes of more birding opportunities.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

God’s Nature: Tester of Faith

James 1:2-5
2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

James 1:13-18
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

We all go through hard times from one circumstance to the next, the only difference it is how we fair through these moments that make the most difference. We see in the above verses when those moments come we consider it joy. Some of us are like how can you have joy when tough times happen, well that is when you need your faith and remember why you have faith. As we can see God brings us through in return to strengthen our faith in Him. We have the tools, we have prayer, we have God’s Word and we have fellowship from fellow believers. Take hold of the promise, that it shall pass.
1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

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