North Shore, January 2010
My family and I are not in any danger, but prayers do go up for those folks in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. They may be in for some serious water.
So far, our only affect has been that we've had to cancel Rebecca's birthday celebration. We were planning on taking a pack of girls out on the boat to the sandbar. Obviously, we have to postpone. It was to be the second of three birthday parties in our family this weekend.
The first was for Steph who is now 18 year old. We took a bunch of her friends to the sandbar last night and had a great evening with pizza, a bonfire and the game buck-buck. If you don't know buck-buck, check out this link:
On Sunday, we've scheduled Andrew's party. We plan to take his friends bowling in the evening. So, unless there is some other unforeseen natural disaster, that should go on as planned.
For the choir director: A song. A psalm of David.
1 What mighty praise, O God,
belongs to you in Zion.
We will fulfill our vows to you,
2 for you answer our prayers.
All of us must come to you.
3 Though we are overwhelmed by our sins,
you forgive them all.
4 What joy for those you choose to bring near,
those who live in your holy courts.
What festivities await us
inside your holy Temple.
5 You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,
O God our savior.
You are the hope of everyone on earth,
even those who sail on distant seas.
6 You formed the mountains by your power
and armed yourself with mighty strength.
7 You quieted the raging oceans
with their pounding waves
and silenced the shouting of the nations.
8 Those who live at the ends of the earth
stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
you inspire shouts of joy.
It's a busy time, but so much to be thankful for. I can't wait to post my additions to the 1000 gifts list on Monday. 'Til then... I'm just enjoying the view (from high ground)!