Niyah and daddy looking out over the Columbia River after a picnic meal from "Larry's Drive-in"- The best chicken in town!
Well the snow is finally leaving us for 2010. Spring 2011 is officially here (so the calendar says), and we have been anxiously awaiting the weather to go along with this claim. Thankfully our snow is nearly gone in our yard and we are getting outside for walks more often again. Lovely.
I do love Spring. It is a time of year when new life is displayed throughout God's creation. I feel blessed to live in a place that displays such 'life' so well. The hills surrounding us are a rich green, flowers are beginning to sprout up, the sun is magnificently bright, and the smell is fresh and clean. It will only be a matter of weeks before the once 'dead' trees will spring forth with new 'life' of vibrant green leaves and colorful flower buds. What a beautiful display of the gospel.
"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no once can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:1-10