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.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

He Speaks in Themes

I don't know about you, but God tends to speak to me in themes. It is actually one of the ways that I know it is Him speaking and not just my ideas. Well last night I picked my The Beloved Disciple book back up (it is going to take me to 2011 to finish that thing) and this is what it said,

"We will never be of great use to God if we do not allow Him to crucify us to ourselves and the call of the world. Our consolations are exceedingly great, however! We trade in the pitifully small and potentially disastrous for the wildest ride mortal creatures could ever know. We don't just die to self to accept nothingness. We lay down our lives and the call of the world to receive something far more intense. The call of God!"

Good stuff and especially in light of what God was teaching me earlier this week (in the previous post). I hope this is relevent to what some of you are experiencing with Him too.

Today's Side Note:

The previously damaged and grey tooth came out last night with the assistance of one kick from a big brother and the corner of the neighbor's coffee table. It was truly traumatic for about 30 minutes, but now I think it is really cute.


TanyaLea said...

Oh goodness...what a way to lose a tooth! But I have to say...that toothless grin is ADORABLE!!!

Merry Christmas and God bless you all! <><


The Raudenbush Family said...

Love the quote--sure makes dying to self seem like a "no brainer" when we remember that we will receive something far more intense--the call of God. No greater consolation than that, no doubt!

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