Tuesday, July 10, 2007

...on things above

It is now the middle of our summer and our flurry of activities makes life feel more like an action movie than a country time lemonade commercial. Yet we would prefer the latter. Ahh, for a slow-paced summer.

Becca is plugging away full-time as an accountant by day and a wife/mother with all of the rest of her time. Ben is taking four classes over this summer, staying home with Benjamin during the day, part-time at the golf course, and just started as an interim preaching pastor. Benjamin hasn't lost the dream of the lemonade-commercial pace: his favorite word this past week has been "outside," which--by repeating it--has been his way of reminding us to take him outside to play as much as possible.

Our challenge in all of this is to follow these instructions in God's word:
"Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth (Colossians 3:2, ESV)."
Please pray with us that we would be able to set our minds such things: Christ, His work on the cross, our hope in Him, etc.. We are so thankful for all that God has put into our lives: our little son, the ability to study here at seminary, our relationships and ministry. We wouldn't change our situation much at all, even if we could.