7.14.14

let these beautiful voices singing praise to the Lord wash over you today.

God is good.

and he’s doing his work of JUSTICE all over the world.

“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you,
    and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
    blessed are all those who wait for him.” – Isaiah 30:18

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my time with International Justice Mission in Kigali, Rwanda will not soon be forgotten.

you too, can be part of bringing freedom to the captives for $24/ month.  join the fight with IJM by becoming a freedom partner today.

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photos by Paige Knusden

 

11.26.13

Africa has taught me a lot.  but when I recorded this, I was doing a testimonial for the Mocha Club and their I Need Africa campaign.

 

“Africa has taught me that family is built on more than a blood line”

and I don’t know how to else to say it, but show you pictures of our “Africa family”.

they are a part of me, of us, forever.

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  • Catherine Diehm Wilson - Love these pictures! That is SO true. My 8 year old was telling me the other day that he loves how easy the people here except him. You meet someone, they introduce yourself, and now you are instant friends, easy as that! The acceptance and relationship happens so openly and quickly!ReplyCancel

1.16.14

listening to this bucket list makes me smile.  it makes me want to go out and DO STUFF.  not just TALK about doing stuff, but really do stuff.  to truly #livealive.  life is busy, and some weekends it’s just way easier to stay home, clean the house, get “prepared” for the week…which I absolutely love doing that.  it makes me feel put together and ready.  but the weekends where I truly am myself, are weekends like these on my bucket list.  this is where the memories are made.  ok, bucket list, let’s do this!

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go to a concert + dance

go to a winery

wonder the streets of a small town square

reading time on the lake city, colorado porch

pray with someone to receive christ

get another tattoo

lake weekend with good friends

baylor baseball game in the spring

slumber party with girlfriends

experience friday night lights again

hill country road trip with my man

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what’s on your bucket list?

(31 of 57) one night at the Royal Daughters Glampout in August, my friend Jami sang thing song over us.

Beloved. 

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

TAKE REFUGE IN THE SHADOW OF MY WINGS

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

TAKE REFUGE IN THE SHADOW OF MY WINGS

 

THERE YOU WILL DRINK FROM MY CUP SO FULL OF LIFE

OH I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

MY LOVE IS DEEP

YOU WERE MADE BY MY HANDS

TO LOOK JUST LIKE ME

YOU ARE A PRICELESS TREASURE

KNIT TOGETHER

SO PERFECTLY

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

OH HOW YOU MATTER TO ME

I’M THE LOVER OF YOUR SOUL

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

I’ll WALK BESIDE YOU

YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE

 

OH COME AND DRINK FROM MY CUP SO FULL OF LIFE

OH I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

MY LOVE IS DEEP

YOU WERE MADE BY MY HANDS

TO LOOK JUST LIKE ME

YOU ARE A PRICELESS TREASURE

KNIT TOGETHER

SO PERFECTLY

YOU ARE RADIANT

NEVER COVERED IN SHAME

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

OH PLEASE SEE THROUGH MY EYES

YOU’LL NEVER BE THE SAME

MY BELOVED, OH

MY BELOVED. YEAH

MY BELOVED, OH

MY BELOVED, YEAH

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and it made me think of all of you – 

we are His beloved

we are chosen

we are NOT forgotten

let the truth sink in

you are HIS. 

Jami will have this song up for grabs on iTunes in the coming weeks, but until then check her/her ministry out at The Hen House

12.20.13

I remember so well sitting in Jalia + Daniels living room [of a house they were house-sitting] in Jinja, Uganda October 2011.  They were sharing their story with us, and something they said has always stuck with me.  At one point, they were so poor that they had to sell their family bible to be able to feed their family.  SELL THEIR BIBLE.  Their bible was so dear and precious to them, as christ followers, but in order to survive they had to sell it off.  Is my bible my most prized possession?  

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I don’t know about you, but I have Bibles lying all around the house.  ESV, study bible, student bible, the message, the psalms, the living bible, children bible, jesus story book bible, jesus calling bible for kids, the list goes one.

Last year for Christmas, all I wanted was a new bible.  a big study bible to replace my small ESV I bought the summer we were engaged at Hume Lake, in 2006.  We didn’t have much money that year, and my only gift from my husband was that bible.  I can guarantee you that Christmas, remembering my dear friends story, that Bible meant the whole world to me.  

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The bible is the living and active word of God.  Inspired scripture.  Gods true story.

I’ll never look at that book the same.

what about you? do you take your bible for granted sometimes too?