Friday, June 27, 2008
Lysa TerKeurst, a Christian speaker and author, shared a statement with me recently that I found very helpful. She said, "God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad, to develop your character to match your calling."
WOW - how helpful was that? And how comforting to realize! I had to stop and write that one down.
There are seasons in our lives. Some may be very difficult and challenging and other times may be more carefree and fun. But as I think back, I realize that I seem to learn more from the difficult times. Maybe that's because I know I can't make it on my own and I feel the need to pray more. Sometimes helpful words can give you a different perspective. I can't change the past but it's comforting to know that God uses those experiences to develop my character. I think I am more sensitive to situations in others lives when I've experienced that difficulty myself.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Ron Pastore and Liz Aiello were the main organizers for the event. Here is Ron with his guitar, entertaining our group.
And here are some of the guys from my high school - Jack, Ron P., Ron D, Fred, Steve and Tim. I couldn't believe how quickly we all reverted back to our teenage years. Although many people may elect not to go back, I love to visit with old friends who knew me when I was so young. I even spent time with girls who knew me in grade school and Girl Scouts! What a trip!