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Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm an open book to you (God)

Psalm 139:1-16 (The Message)

GOD, investigate my life; get all of the facts firsthand. I'm an open book to you; even from the distance, you know what I'm thinking.  You know when I leave and when I get back; I'm never out of your sight. You know everything I'm going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead, you're there too-your reassuring presence , coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful. I can't take it all in!  Is there any place that I can go to avoid your Spirit? To be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you're there!  If I go underground, you're there!  If I flew on mornings wings to the far western horizon, You'd find me in a minute-you're already there waiting! Then I said to myself, "Oh, he even sees me in the dark!  At night I'm immersed in the light!" It's a fact; darkness is not dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they're all the same to you. Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out.  You formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you High God, you're breathtaking. Body and Soul, I am marvelously made!  I worship in adoration-what a creation! You know me, inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing to something.  Like an OPEN BOOK, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stage of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.

I wanted to read this passage of scripture today in light of the knowledge that right now God is forming Baby Bauslaugh as we speak.  How humbling it is to know that God is behind every second of our lives and even in the process of forming us from the moment of conception until the day we take our last breath.  Though we may not feel like it, God is ALWAYS there during every second of every moment of our lives.  Let us live in light of this truth from Psalm 139!  Thank you God!  You are AMAZING!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm going to be a daddy!

It was a beautiful fall day on Friday, November 5th.  I was focused on Coaching the Fredericksburg Christian Varsity Boys Soccer Team to Victory during the first round of the State Playoffs.  THe Boys played hard and well and we came out on top with a 2-0 VIctory!  I was so happy for the guys and just plain excited to advance to the quarter finals of the state championship playoffs.  As excited as I was, I never anticipated the news that I was soon to find out.  I found Emily in the parking lot and gave her a big hug.  After getting off the phone with the newspaper I told her all about the game and how excited I was.  She told me that she was really happy for me and that she had something to show me.  She reached in her purse and pulled out a picture frame that said, "World's Greatest Dad" and on the inside of the frame was Emily's writing which said, "We're pregnant."  One of thee most amazing feelings that I have ever felt in my life.  (FIrst was when I put my faith in Jesus in first grade, second was the day I married Em, and this was in that category).  After picking Em up in the hair and spinning her around with excitement I had to belt out the words, "He Shoots, He Scores......GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL."  I have always looked forward to saying that when finding out this amazing news.  Talk about being on cloud nine.  It does not get any better then this.

I now feel as if I have a new purpose in life.  A new beginning!  This one is one that I am really looking forward to.  Here we go!

New Beginnings

This is a new beginning for me.  I don't know why it has taking me so long to start a blog but after talking about it with my wife and contemplating the benefits of having an online journal, it quickly grew on me.  I look forward to connecting with others as I journey through all that life will bring.  I love increasing opportunities for me to connect and learn with/from others.  So here we go, time to learn what this blogging is all about.  Time to post...