Dallas has had quite a bit of rainfall the last two days. There has been some flooding, but it doesn't seem to be nearly as bad as some surrounding cities. I was driving home this afternoon (on auto-pilot as usual) and took the street by our house that was closed. It was crazy to see water, not only covering the road, but flowing pretty fast. What was even more weird is that there wasn't any warning that the road was closed. But, that's Dallas for you.
Trying to remember this today... "To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ." - Bonhoeffer Some days I wish I could go back in time. I miss her big hugs, her reassuring voice, and even her really loud sneezes. I miss my mom. July 2006
I sang "A Mighty Fortress" for the first time this past summer. I had heard it before, but the words didn't resonate until I read them. My favorite part is the fourth stanza (I would recommend the version by Chris Rice). There is such powerful Truth in these simple words. Its amazing that God can use a hymn written in the 1500's to continue to prune my wicked heart.
That word above all earthly pow'rs --No thanks to them abideth;The Spirit and the gifts are oursThru Him who with us sideth.Let goods and kindred go,This mortal life also;The body they may kill:God's truth abideth still --His kingdom is forever. That word above all earthly pow'rs --"13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of His Mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule th…