I made our banner today and had to share what lead me to this inspiring image of our family and the scripture that God brought to my heart while making it...

2 Samuel 22:17-18,20
"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of the deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me....re rescued me because He delighted in me."

Joshua 23:8
"But you are to hold fast to the Lord, as you have until now."

Last nigh was Palm Sunday, the day that Christ rode into town on a donkey as royalty to the people of Jerusalem to give them a sign of peace that He had come as a savior. A week later the crowd, disappointed that He wasn't the savior they expected screamed Crucify Him... and He shed His blood for our sins. His blood brought peace... peace in the garden as He asked God to take the cup from Him, peace towards us when his blood spilt at the lashings before the cross, peace between us when his side was pierced and his heart spilled His blood and he breathed his last breath.

I never realized until last night that our enemy is our sin, and we live in a darkness that is the World. But God has redeemed us, He's rescued us... from our great enemy, from ourselves, from sin.

We have a lot of big decisions to make in the next 6 months for our family... but knowing that God has spilt His blood for our peace, we are going to hold on to Him and He has taken hold of us.


The Miersma Family said...

hi keri!
thanks for stumbling onto our blog and letting us know by sharing your thoughts!
i remember you and of course nick does (facebook!)!
anyhow, i love your blog! fun title (being blowey) and meaning! also i love the header with the hands! also, your little miss kehnley is precious-looking! love the blue eyes!
kate just turned 8 months and has started rocking on her hands and knees...i don't think i'm ready for her to be crawling let alone walking just yet!
to answer your camera question, i use a canon 30D but it's a long story as to why i got that one versus the canon rebel xti...i totally recommend the rebel as a good slr camera for the money! it takes just as good (if not better, depending on the photographer and lens) of pictures as mine does! let me know if you ever have any other questions...i'm no pro but i do understand a little bit about the lens and which ones are supposed to do what...i am slowly trying to learn more! there seems to be a never-ending list of things i want to understand better when it comes to digital photography!
anyhow, thanks again for stopping by! i hope you check back again sometime! blessings friend!
jennifer :)

the DuBrocs said...

keri! saw you on nikki's blog. what a good word, sister. it's a sweet and amazingly humbling season, easter. thanks for sharing your thoughts. so glad you have a blog. hope you guys have a great week!