Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Out enjoying God's creation!

I got some pictures back from the hike I wrote about the last time I posted. Some of them were too big to scan (I used the panoromic view on my camera, but my scanner isn't that long!!). These are some of the highlight pictures:

The geese behind me in this picture were fighting moments before this was taken:

To give you an idea of how big this rock really is, I'm 5-foot-8 AND standing on another rock, and it's still taller than me:

I can't wait until the "muddy phase" of spring wears off and everything turns green!!

Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Enjoying His beautiful creation-


Sunday, April 01, 2007

So strong and so mighty

I'm pleased to say that both my exam and my research presentation both went well! It's such a relief to have my research FINALLY done, and it frees up a ton of time for me.
With the rest of my exams looming ahead in a few short weeks, I should have spent the week-end working, but Saturday morning the sunny skies called me outside! It looks as though spring is here- all the snow is gone and the weather has been beautiful. A friend and I spent all Saturday afternoon hiking, it felt amazing to spend the day outside, soaking in the sun and enjoying God's beautiful creation! It reminded me of a song I used to sing all the time in Sunday School:
My God is so big, so strong and so mighty,
there's nothing my God cannot do.
The mountains are His, the valleys are His,
the stars are His handiwork too.
My God is so big, the so strong and so mighty,
there's nothing my God cannot do.

On the walk back home, I remarked to my friend about how much easier it is to study during the winter when it's cold and dark out, or on a rainy day when there isn't much to do outside. As guilty as I felt about taking the day off, I was having such a great time!
I was seriously considering going out for another hike when I woke up this morning, until I looked out the window and saw it was POURING rain out!! I had to laugh at the irony, seeing as I had just remarked yesterday about how it's easy to study when it's raining out. (And, I'm pleased to report, I got a lot done today!). I'd like to think of this week-end as a subtle reminder that while I need to relax, I also can't slack off too much!

"O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress"
- Isaiah 33:2

In His Love-