Thursday, January 14, 2010

God Loveth Adverbs

Hello My Lovelies!

(My sweet British friend Maddy says that, and I like it, so I borrowed it!)

Sorry that posting has been so sporadic lately! My husband and I have been preparing for our massive missions expidition and life at home has been absolutely insane! Not only that, but once we got here (we are currently surving aboard OM's Logos Hope docked in Aruba) the Internet has been pretty dodgy (another British word I like :) ), so everything is going to be very "flexible" from now on, I think :)

I was reading Our Daily Bread earlier this week, and the message really spoke to me for where we are, and I thought you might really enjoy it as well

God Loveth Adverbs

The Puritans wisely sought to connect all of life to its source in God, bringing the two worlds together rather than dividing them into sacred and secular. They had a saying, "God loveth adverbs; and careth not how good, but how well." Adverbs describe verbs - our words of action and activity. The proverb implies that God cares more about the spirit in which we live than the concrete results.

Pleasing God doesn't mean that we must busy ourselves with a new set of "spiritual" activities. As the Puritans said, whether cleaning house or preaching sermons, shoeing horses or translating the Bible, any human activity may constitute an offering to God.

We spend much time immersed in the mundane. "But we have the mind of Christ," Paul reminds us (1 Cor. 2:16). That truth is to guide everything we do. Caring for an elderly parent. Cleaning up after a child. Sitting on a porch with a neighbor. Fielding a customer's complaint. Filling out patient charts at a nurses' station. Sitting in traffic. Sawing lumber. Reporting tips. Shopping for groceries.

We need faith and the mind of the Lord Jesus to recognize something of lasting value in even our most ordinary tasks. - Philip Yancey

In the common round of duty
Lift thy heart in praise;
For the Lord hath surely promised
Strength for all thy days. - Tovey

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
Katy Lin

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  1. It is a small world and our God is so cool!! I had been seeing your 'My Husband Rocks- Fridays' meme on another blog that I follow, 'Roerdink Ramblings', and today I finally remembered it and wanted to participate. So, I came over to find the McKLinky so I could participate this week or maybe next.

    I started reading your post and saw that you and your husband are part of OM Logos Hope. That is so cool! Until recently, I volunteered for OM USA. I was the Short-term Medical Ministries Coordinator. I processed and approved all the short-term medical missions applicants. However, I became really ill with a very rare neurovascular disease and recently had to step down due to complications from the disease. I am really hoping it will only be temporary and that I'll eventually be able to get back to volunteering because I truly love it. In 2006, before I became ill, I was able to go to Peru on a medical outreach. It was my first overseas trip and it totally changed my life!

    Well, I am still very interested in participating in 'MY HUSBAND ROCKS! Fridays' - 'cause he does! :0) So, I'd love for you to add me to the group and let me know what I need to do from here. I'd also love to hear more about you and your husband and what you do aboard the Logos Hope. I know a few of the ships people but I can't remember which one they are on or have been on. It gets confusing sometimes. :0)

    Take care and I look forward to talking to you soon!


    Teresa <><

  2. Hi Katylin,
    I just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you and your blog over at my blog. Please swing by and pick it up.
    God Bless,


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