Monday, March 1, 2010


Welp, we are finally jumping into the world of blogging!! What a perfect day to start. It's the first day of a new month, and there's so much hope and optimism that come along with that. Hope that we will grow deeper into our Savior. Hope that under His guidance and direction we will grow deeper in love with each other as every day passes. Hope that I will be a stronger, more steadfast leader in my family regardless of circumstance and situation. Hope that we can love even the most difficult people to love, and lavish grace upon those who deserve it the least. Because that's how God approaches us every day. Hope that we would be able to wrap our heads around and embrace the calling that we've been given......that we have been bought with a price and are no longer our own. So we want to make the One known who gives us life and holds us together by the word of His power. As John the Baptist said, we must decrease and Jesus must increase. That's our hope. That's why we are here on this earth, to spread His love. Oh, we fall well short of it most of the time. We stumble. We make stupid decisions. We are impatient when God tells us to wait. We question at times. We trust ourselves instead of an infinite, all knowing, all loving God. But praise His name that He loves perfectly and unconditionally. He defines us, not other people or circumstances. Him.....perfect and spotless. He gets to tell us who we are and what our worth is. Nothing or nobody else. He promises to never leave us, no matter how many dumb decisions we make or how many times we stumble. What an unbelievably warm blanket for the soul on a cold, dark night. We are constantly reminded of Ephesians 2, and that drives us to love the way we love and do the things that we do.

So, today is a day full of hope. And thankfully we have someone to put that hope in that can actually hold it!

A good song to listen to today......"We the Redeemed" by Hillsong. Do it!


  1. Hey Jake and Melanie! Welcome to the blogosphere! Where we use words like blogosphere...

    Great post! Looking forward to reading more soon.

  2. Thanks Paul! I think blogoshpere is a brilliant word. Fun to say too! I've read some of your stuff as well, and might I say, its blogtastic!! Hope you're doing well, friend. Look forward to reading more about what's goin on in your dome!

  3. WAHOO! look forward to readin more! but wait, I am confused as to "who" is writing ? J or M? :) either way, awesome preaching! :)