If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Beth Speaks a Good Word Again!

Several weeks ago, I started Beth Moore's book, The Beloved Disciple, about the life of John. It has gone a little slow for me because I am not as much of a history buff as I am one who reads for application. However, I can appreciate the importance of understanding this individual when trying to read his account of the life of Christ.

Last night, after almost 100 pages and a lot of history, I came across my favorite paragraph in the book so far and wanted to share it with you. When talking about the Holy Spirit, Beth said...

"Beloved, God wants to hang out all over you! Don't you see? That's why our circumstances and challenges are often beyond us! If life were completely manageable, we'd manage our own strength, and no one would see the living proof of God's existance in us. We were left here for the distinct purpose of becoming witnesses to an injured world in desperate need of a Savior."

SO TRUE! SO TRUE! It also makes me want to cry out- Lord don't let my struggles be in vain, but let my life be a testimony that Jesus Christ reigns over everything!

Today's Side Note: Jack and Sam went to see Thomas the Tank Engine with Trent's family. Here are a few pics from their day.

1 comment:

Rose said...

Your kids are beautiful and I love candid Jack shots! I love that Beth quote as well, sigh, always need to hear something like that.... always!

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