Sunday, June 25

Proverbs 25:14

I was reading the book of Proverbs this morning, and the words in chapter 25:14 jumped out at me. It says, "The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them."

If you are not familiar with what it means to "fear God," it is not as scary as it sounds. Some people don't like the sound of that. I understand. But, to fear God really just means to be in awe of Him, and to revere Him. I really love that this verse uses the word "confide," because that implies a certain intimacy between the one who follows, and loves him. Not only will he reveal his promise, but he will confide in him or her, as with a close friend. 

In my experience, when I am talking to God, or asking him the answer to a question, I  hear a sort of whisper in my spirit, but this usually takes place when I am reading the Bible. God will give me clarity on a question I have been looking for an answer to.  At times, I am not even looking for something specific, but since God's word is alive, and His spirit speaks to me. He "confides" in me while I am reading his letters.  


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Italy trip

I have been going through my pictures, and have enjoyed looking at this album of Italy. I was able to go over last year to attend a conference. This was the first time I have been back in twenty years. The pictures are made up mostly of places we lived as a family. My brother and I were able to go together, and we were graciously hosted by some friends of ours from language school in Perugia. I feel such a sense of nostalgia when I look at these pictures. I miss Italy so much. It was strange to go back as a tourist knowing I would be returning to the US after such a short time. Tonight I made cookies with Nutella in them, and I remembered how much I enjoyed the simple pleasures. Fortunately, you can find it here! Saturday, we are going up to my brother's house to celebrate a late Thanksgiving, only we will be making homemade tortellini instead of turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!