Thursday, February 24, 2011


Sorry I've been absent lately. School and life have kind of taken over. I wanted to share a few of the verses, thoughts, youtubes, quotes that have been impacting me. This is a random assortment of influences and thoughts, so bear with me. 

We serve a big God.
An awesome God. 
A mighty God.
A God that works through flawed people like you and me.
And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. -Hebrews 11:32-34
My prayer lately has been that God would increase my view of Him. I think we (especially in Western cultures) tend to put God in a box. A box of our preconceived notions and understandings about Him. We try to constrain the Almighty God so we can "get" who He is. When really-I think one of the most awe inspiring aspects of God is that He CANNOT be contained. He's the creator of the universe. He's the GREAT I AM. I'm learning and growing and praying that my faith in the author of the world would grow. That I could be counted with the heroes of the faith who walked boldly into fire knowing that the GOD WHO IS had their best in mind.

The molecular biologist that made my night was via a talk by Louie Giglio. Enjoy.

So many quotes/stories/opinions from recent conversations with my 180 kids, connection group, friends, legislation changes,  etc. I'm just overwhelmed with what else to even share. More soon.


  1. Ummmmmm... Louie Giglio... T minus 7 days in Chi town. Yes please

  2. Love it Anna! God has been teaching me anew these things again! Isn't He awesome and awe inspiring?!!! Louie, Drew and Johnny P are three of the best ones I've ever heard on casting a big picture view of God. amazing that he's even so much greater than that! Makes my brain hurt to think about it!

    Isaiah 40:12-18

    12Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
    and marked off the heavens with a span,
    enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure
    and weighed the mountains in scales
    and the hills in a balance?

    13 Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD,
    or what man shows him his counsel?

    14Whom did he consult,
    and who made him understand?

    Who taught him the path of justice,
    and taught him knowledge,
    and showed him the way of understanding?

    15Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
    and are accounted as the dust on the scales;
    behold, he takes up(J) the coastlands like fine dust.

    16 Lebanon would not suffice for fuel,
    nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

    17 All the nations are as nothing before him,
    they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

    18 To whom then will you liken God,
    or what likeness compare with him?