Wednesday, January 30, 2008
In short a glorious, amazing and fantastic tale. I realized that I should feel honored to be written on its pages. Who cares if I don’t know what it is that I am doing? I have the calling and opportunity to fight in a far off land for those who don’t even realize they are in danger. It is sin and this sinful world that hides from us just what it is we are here for. We are here to serve God and to fight the good fight, and not to worry about success in the worlds eyes as we all do, even if we haven’t yet realized it. We are not called to be comfortable. We are called to be faithful. What an amazing opportunity it is that we all have to be apart of God’s story.
Too many people see God as a burden on there lives. As something that holds them back from the success they desire. And those who don’t see God this way see Him as a tool to reach that success. They think that if they believe in God and have faith God will give them their success and comfort. They think the story is about them. It’s not. They (WE) will never find their part in the story unless they turn from the world’s standards and recognize God’s standards.
My hope is that we would all find our part (our calling) and play that part no matter where it might take you. I t might not take you anywhere. It might be that you have not yet seen clearly that your part is right here at home, and that your priorities have been set way to far on the side of the world. If that is so then there is no better time to change than now.
- Daniel (my first post...more to come)
It is hard for me to believe I am even writting this post. There is one more day (of course after today) left in January 2008. I thought 2008 would never come. I remember being in high school thinking to myself that I would be graduating college in May of 2008...I had the whole world in front of me. I actually graduated in May of 2007 (Yes I got a 4 year bachelors degree, i just did it in 3 years taking classes any time they were offered...i am explaining this in greater detail because I always get asked this questions).
Here is what January 2008 was filled with:
and much more...i am running out of time to write this post! I look forward to Feburary 2008...more supports, the opportunity to share our calling with others, women's retreat, missions conference at sebc, moving in with the in laws, spending time together, ryan's b'day, valentines day, men's retreat to name a few things! I will leave you with a verse that has really touched my heart dearly and that Daniel and I cling to through this time of the unknown!
"Without faith it is impossible to please God." Hebrews 11:6
Monday, January 28, 2008
Now..we are off to Petco to let Madie pick out her birthday present!! In other exciting news...we got a Wii! I will post pictures soon!!! Oh and I am making progress with my scarf...i will show pictures soon also!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
until next time.....
Thursday, January 24, 2008
In other news...God has continued to blow me(Magen)away in how faithful He is! As I approached the mailbox this morning I prayed (of course if it is the Lord's will) that He would bring someone to support us either prayerfully or financially. As I opened the box and peered inside...I was overwhelmed to see a small piece of mail lying their with the words written on it Daniel and Magen Davis. I reached in grabbing it with curiosity, and tour the flap open...my heart was touched. Someone who I never thought would give...did. Oh ME of little faith!!! Thank you...you know who you are! We give God all the glory and are continuing to persevere through this time of DEPUTATION Thanks to all those who are praying for us!
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:3-5
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I know its not much, but it was a nice surprise!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
1 How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers! 2 Instead, his delight is in the LORD's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 4 The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous. 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.
Monday, January 14, 2008
This has absolutely nothing to do with this blog but I felt the need to share it...I am quite upset for this reason--NO 24 THIS SPRING!!!! Daniel and I don't even watch TV very much (except for 24) and they are not having it this season...It was a very enjoyable experince for Daniel and I to go and spend quality time with his parents every Monday night and be entertained by 24! This strike thing is very upsetting...that's all!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Anyways...I had to miss one of my very dear friends birthday celebration (which I was very unhappy about) Sorry Deena...I will make it up to you I promise!!! On a different note...Daniel and I got to catch up on our sleep by taking a two hour nap. Hopefully I will feel better in the morning because it will be a long day at work tomorrow due to our teacher training after church. Well I'm off to bed but I will leave you with a picture from our date night last week...I think it was a couple of posts back if you did not get to read about it :)
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Well...I saw it for the first time on TV. I was very curious as to what it was, how it worked, yada..yada...yada. I thought I might enjoy it, so in passing I pointed it out to Daniel...he also thought it was very neat and could be enjoyable. BUT...Getting caught up in other things I some what forgot about it UNTIL...CHRISTMAS! It was one of the HOT items that parents wanted to buy for their children so that on Christmas morning when the kiddos would open their presents a grin would appear on their faces and a big THANK YOU DAD AND MOM...YOU ARE THE BEST would ring in the ears of the satisfied parents.
Anyway getting back to my original thought....ok so during Christmas it was everywhere. Then, some of our VERY dear friends PURCHASED ONE...NO WAY! We would now get to see it...maybe even use it. And then it happen. We went to Ryan and Sam's house last night and actually got to experience what my whole blog it about and it was AMAZING!!! O.K. so i know you are wondering what in the world I am talking about so brace yourself....IT IS A
wii...yes that's right. A super fun game that could entertain you for hours!!!
So Daniel and I spent 1 1/2 hours this morning visiting Target , Best Buy, and Wal-mart in search of one to purchase. Let me just say that we arrived at best buy 4 minutes before it opened and there were people outside waiting....on a wii. So...in saying all of this, if ANY ONE KNOWS WHERE WE CAN PURCHASE ONE PLEASE DO SHARE.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
followed by a great cup of coffee at Starbucks! We concluded our night with the new movie Atonement!