sister o' mine

Today is my lovely sister's birthday.
She's created a blog for her soon-to-exist page on the newly popular website http://www.etsy.com/.
Here's a link!
She's an awesome, beautiful, and sometimes zany person. I'm proud to claim her as my sister.
Happy Birthday!


fatherly love

To be treasured, loved, cherished.  That's what so many of us look for in our lives.
It's easy to look for that in the people we know.  In friends, family, and significant others.
But we're not perfect.  We let each other down.
Very true, we love each other, but our love is not perfect like God's love.
He cherishes us no matter what.
He's not superficial.
He doesn't drop us the minute we do something wrong.
Instead, He lovingly forgives us and continues to love us.
It's very important to remember this not only when the people in our lives let us down, but all the time.
We're not perfect, but He is.
That's so comforting.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.  If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:16-18