my heart is so full. what an amazing 24 hours it has been.

a new niece was born. Lily Kate Hoppe. 7 lbs 7 oz 20 inches. the most beautiful little brown baby you have ever seen. theres something so prophetic about that sweet girl. Psalm 29 is her own chapter:

Ascribe to the Lord O might ones, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry "Glory!" The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

this little one is going to know the voice of the Lord. she is going to ascribe Him the Glory and honor due His name. she will be a silent warrior that hears the voice of God in a powerful way.

not only was my niece born today, but God was so near to me today. more than usual. it's like He was going out of His way to show me His presence.

i woke up with the feeling like a huge weight had been lifted off of me. you know when you are struggling with something for a while and it just feels heavy on your mind, heart, and almost literally on your body? well, it was gone today. what did i do? nothing. God just decided it was time to remove it.

then i get the most encouraging email from a friend. speechless after reading it.

then God just kept speaking little things to me throughout the day that He knew i needed. He was literally showing off today.

not because i deserved it. not because i did anything super special. just because He loves me. as Priscilla would say, He goes out of His way to confirm what concerns us most.

06.29.2010 - you were a good day to me. i think i'll remember this one for a while.

cheers to God being a stud, and Lily Kate Hoppe!


Jennifer Pharris said...

Linnae...I think this is one of the best blog posts I have ever read! Simple , honest, and shows the true glory of all of the small miracles that God puts around us every day. Thanks for the reminder that God is here, and all around me everyday, and He does love me :-)

Linnae said...

Jennifer, so glad it could encourage you as well. Thanks for your kind words.

Margie said...

(sigh) this was a great post followed by a beautiful photo. thanks for posting this lhop!