Are we safe? Check out this post to read more on the Russia/Ukraine crisis and our position. Otherwise, I bring you some lovely things from my week. 🙂
Since we got back to Ukraine, Josh has been helping to lead a Saturday night Bible class at our church. The topic he chose is Knowing God. Last week the group discussed common misconceptions people have about God.
Rebekah and I have a new favorite game – Wingspan! It features all the birds of North America, and has many details that make it both beautiful and interesting.
It’s amazing how much little efforts at beauty help to make the long winters less drab. This tulip brightened up my week.
The older girls and I have passed many evenings with this extraordinary book as our companion. Engaging, thrilling, challenging, heart-warming. I love that two spinsters and an old man – in the world’s eyes weak and insignificant – were used of God because of their faith!
Abby tried a new hairstyle that we both really liked – a messy bun that is quick and flattering.
David and Kathryn are my little school buddies. They’re both reading multiple words and simple sentences.
I have greatly enjoyed reading through Ephesians over the last few months. Recently, as I have searched for various topics throughout the book, I took a look at the word love. Interestingly, it was mentioned in every one of the six chapters. The first 3 chapters are mostly dedicated to God’s love for us – we are holy and without blame before him in love, we are accepted in the beloved, God loved us with a great love, & finally comes a prayer for us to comprehend the love of Christ which passes knowledge! God’s love is also likened to a soil for us to be “rooted and grounded in”, giving us nourishment and nutrients from which to thrive. (3:17)
Now we come to the second half of the book, a challenge to us to show love. We are to forbear one another in love, speak the truth in love, edify the body in love, walk in love, husbands are urged to love their wives (3x’s over), and as a grand finale, all of us are to love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity! It makes sense that we need the foundation of God’s love in order to be vessels of that love to others.
And that ye may know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, and be filled with all the fulness of God.Ephesians 3:19