Thursday, November 05, 2009

Prayers - Fort Hood

I had planned to ask for prayer for the PWOC I Central Region and South East Region which both begin regional conferences this evening. I find myself really missing Central Region this week. They'd offered to bring me to conference as I am on their board until Sunday a.m. but I knew it would be too much traveling, too soon. It hasn't stopped me from praying for those planning, the speakers, the ladies who will attend....two of our board members are from FT Hood....

I woke up this a.m. to see the news about FT Hood in my inbox....praying. Please pray with me for safety, for peace, for healing, for comfort....and for those ladies who may have already left for conference and whose families were on post when this happened.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing....

I've wasted 40 minutes trying to find a clip of the song running through my mind "one thing" and I KNOW it's a song, I KNOW I've heard it on KLOVE or Air 1 and it's not the one that keeps showing up. ::snort:: Forget the song.

In Sunday School we've been reading, "Devotional Classics". I've been surprised by how much I enjoy it. I tend to be a, "teach me the Word and the Word only" sort of gal. ::snort:: But WOW.... In this book the editors include quotes from "classics" built around eight topics: Preparing for the Spiritual Life, the Prayer-Filled Life, the Virtuous Life, the Spirit-Empowered Life, the Compassionate Life, the Word-Centered Life, and the Sacramental Life. There are over 50 excerpts. We'll not cover them all. Honestly, I would like to consider one a week with Jared and Mike. We'll see if that happens. To give you an idea of the variety of authors we've read from C.S. Lewis, Henri J.M. Nouwen, Gregory of Nyssa, Madame Guyon, Soren Kierkegaard and Martin Luther.

This week I've been reviewing some prayers from Soren Kierkegarrd that we talked about last week. This one speaks to intimacy...

"What is all our striving, could it ever encompass a world, but a
half-finished work if we do not know You: You the One, who is one
thing and who is all!

So may You give to the intellect, wisdom to comprehend that one thing; to the
heart, sincerity to receive this understanding; to the will, purity that wills
only one thing. In prosperity may You grant perseverance to will one thing; amid
distractions, collectedness to will one thing; in suffering, patience to will
one thing. (in time of repentance) may you give the courage once
again to will one thing." From "Purity of the Heart is to will one thing by Soren Kierkegaard"

This is what I've been praying (though not as eloquently the past months)....the ONE thing in my life is HIM...intimacy with Him, relationship with Him.... the title alone gives me much food for thought: Purity of Heart is to Will One thing.....

May you blessed today as you pursue the One who is truly the one thing worth pursuing.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

WOW - finally got three of the computers working on the Fiber Optics and they are to get the wireless working so I can Skype.

The day began with a chaplain spouse breakfast at Anette's, our Wing Chaplain's wife. Thanks again Anette...what a wonderful way to begin the day.

Home by 9:45 for school.

The kids walked to the pond with jars to collect water for Jared's science experiment. Arielle took a video "clip"....5 min long so I won't post it....but I'm dying to try clips soon. Maybe I'll do a home tour for y'all next week. LOL

Tried to sort through lots and lots of email.

Tried to get the other computers working - no luck. They KNOW Mike's touch.

Nice afternoon visit with Windy.

Ordered some things from the TX co-op. Set up pay pal, offered to let other locals order with me....

Drank a couple gallons of water and took lots of cranberry tablets.

We have a home phone now. I'm not sure it is working but we have a phone and a number...Mike is deciphering the hiragana directions. ::snort:: Our prefix is different than everyone else we know (except Rodney and Windy).

I'll try to catch up on a few more blogs before I go to bed....maybe just Cindy's as it is FULL of new updates since I was on.

That's a day!

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...