Monday, January 23, 2012


"Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;"
 Proverbs 3:5

 Such simple words with deep meaning.
I never really thought much about the word TRUST.
 That is until the past 24 hours.  
In the last 24 hours I've heard the word TRUST in four different situations.  

In church yesterday morning, we had a guest pastor who told us the story of Jonah.  Jonah was asked to go to Nineveh to teach repentance.  Jonah didn't want to listen to God so he ran away.  The first lesson here is you can't hide from God.  God found Jonah on the boat and caused a great storm. After some debate among the sailors, Jonah jumped into the violent sea and was swallowed by a big fish...(does it matter if it was a fish or whale?)  While inside the belly of the fish for three days, Jonah prayed to God asking for forgiveness.  The story goes on to tell us that Jonah escaped from the fish and obeyed God.  Jonah had to TRUST God that he would keep his promises.  OK, I've heard the story of Jonah and the Whale numerous times and didn't really pick up on the trust part until later in day.

Sunday nights mean Youth Group.  I love Youth's amazing to see these awesome young people gathering to learn about God's amazing love.  We have a bunch of high school seniors in our group this year.  In order to help cultivate their leadership skills we are encouraging each senior to plan and lead one meeting this year.  Wanna guess what our topic was?

If you guessed
 you guessed correctly!   

I was actually looking forward to last night's meeting as I recently lost trust in a friend due to some poor choices they made.  Their story is not mine to tell and the reason my TRUST was broken isn't that important. 
During our meeting we discussed the definition of TRUST.  

Here it is according to Merriam-Webster case you were wondering:
a : to place confidence : depend <trust in God> <trust to luck> (look at that TRUST in God)
  b : to be confident : hope
In case you are keeping track...that's the second time!
I am glad this bird trusted me to take his picture so I can show off my shot with Rachel over at and then, she {snapped}:

While I was at youth group I got an email.  I quickly glanced at the email and saw that my friend posted on his blog.  Wanna guess the subject of his blog?

You guessed it:


I won't type his whole post but you can read it here.  Please take a few moments to read his amazing thoughts...leave him a comment or two...I am sure he'd love to read them!

In case you are counting that's the third time!  

A few months ago, I asked the guidance counselor to come to my class and do a lesson with my students.  I did not know ahead of time what the topic of her lesson would be.  I never in a million years would have guessed her lesson would be on the very topic that has been hitting me in the face over the last 24 hours!  You guessed it...TRUST.
I get it God you want me to focus on TRUST... now can you tell me exactly what it is you want me to focus on concerning TRUST?

Who do you trust?

Thanks for stopping always I'd love to hear your comments!
Much love to all,


  1. An amazing, thought provoking post my friend. Trust to me is the other person or God being there when I need them the most. That those I love will take care of me and visa versa. Loving your bird pics. I love birds and nests!

  2. Love your post! Yay for being prodded to learn new things and DOUBLE yay for being involved in youth ministry! :)

  3. Wow! God was certainly getting your attention on this one.
    And you're paying attention!
    (great photos)