Birthday Blessings


Birthdays and family go together in my mind, so living so far from each is often hard for me. Yet in 2009, I got to spend my birthday with Brent, Becky and Little Stuff. Today, Dave and I are celebrating my birthday in Miami with Bryan. We’re also here watching the guys’ soccer team at Westminster Christian. They won their district championship on Friday and play in the regional quarter final game on Thursday. While Maryland digs out after the snow storm, Bryan, his dad and I can enjoy the overcast skies but 70-degree weather. The gift of family and friends outshines any other gift. 

After worship together today, seven of us, including friends from Bryan and Stacey’s small group, went to lunch at the Titanic, a Miami microbrewery, similar to Ram’s Head in Annapolis.  We know all these friends and enjoyed a great lunch after church.

My personal reading for today took
me to Psalm 21-25.  In addition to the beloved Shepherd’s psalm and the psalm of Christ’s agony on the cross (22),  I honed in on Psalm 25. “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.” That seems like a great birthday card from the Lord. I ask that this year the Lord may continue to show, teach, and guide me. The beautiful assurance I have from asking Him lies in the hope He gives me in His mercy and love.
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