The Bible tells us that as Christians we are aliens and strangers in this world and that our real country is Heaven! I am so thankful for that.
While we sojourn through this life, tho, we are now officially registered as Aliens in the Philippines!!!! We have our "Alien Certificate of Registration" (ACR for short!)
But really, like the saints in Hebrews 11, we are longing for a better country....our Heavenly one!!! I pray you are too!!!!
Hebrews 11: 13....And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.....16Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
I finally felt my first earthquake. We were having dinner with a friend and we all felt it quake for about one minute. Our shades were swaying, some items hanging on the wall were swinging slightly, and we could feel the sway ourselves. But overall it was not that big of a deal. We sat there and talked about it while it happened and the kids kept playing even though they knew what was going on. I guess it is a part of the environment here. If it had been a larger quake we understand that it would have been best for us to stand in a door frame.
The earthquake was a magnitude 5.1. The center of the quake was about 45 miles south east of where we are living in Davao, Philippines. For anyone who is interested, here is a link to more information about this particular earthquake: my first earthquake
Rain in the Philippines is warm and fun to play in!!!!! It just calls to you to put on your swim suit and go play in the down pour and puddles!
Dousing each other with the rain
Hi! I recently found a great "Read Through The Bible In A Year" program that takes you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice in a year. The Pastor at the church we attend has encouraged our congregation to use this reading plan.
Go to this link: http://hippocampusextensions.com/mcheyneplan.html
If you follow this plan with me then, in the words of M'Cheyne who developed this reading plan, "THE SWEET BOND OF CHRISTIAN LOVE AND UNITY WILL BE STRENGTHENED. - We shall often be lead to think of those dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, who agree to join with us in reading these portions. We shall oftener be led to agree on earth, touching something we shall ask of God. We shall pray over the same promises, mourn over the same confessions, praise God in the same songs, and be nourished by the same words of eternal life."
So, if you choose to follow this plan, let me know! I'll be praying for you as you grow in His Wisdom and Grace!
Kirsten and Ben recently completed a season of football (soccer in the USA). They enjoyed playing and I enjoyed coaching!
Ben with trophy at closing ceremony
Kirsten with coaches
Coaches Sue and Beth