Tuesday, January 1, 2013

first post!

hello & welcome to my blog!

i'm so excited to start this journey in 2013! i have been toying with the idea of blogging for quite some time, but was hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. my hope is to use blogging as a means to document little snippets & treasured moments of this life that the Lord has so graciously given to me. as for now, this blog will be private. i am still getting used to the technical aspect of blogging so bear with me and hopefully progress will be made. =) 

as for the blog name, it comes from the title of a sermon that my pastor preached this past summer as our church has been journeying through the book of ephesians (you can listen to the sermon here).

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth." ~ Ephesians 1: 3-10 (ESV)

soli deo gloria!