Thursday, May 31, 2012

Besides the last blog I wrote today, it has really been some time since I've spent any time on here, recording the memories of my life.  Although I've said this several times, I would just love to get into the habit of writing in this blog.  There will be many wonderful things that happen in my life as well as trials.  Some of these things will be quite big and significant and others may be small in comparison.  If I don't write them down, I will missing out later on when my memory fails me (although, it already has at times).

Here are a couple significant changes that have happened since the last time I blogged in August 2010:

Enter, Grace Lucille Peterson:

The newest addition to the Bloomberg Family is the birth of my niece on October 19th, 2011.  She is daughter to Barry and Sarah Peterson.  She is such a beautiful, joyful baby and I could not be more proud of my younger sister.  I have seen so much growth in the Lord in Sarah, which Grace will surely benefit from!

Unity Reformed Church:

Although I was helping out at this church the last time I blogged, this has now become where I both worship and work.  I absolutely love the opportunity to honor our God with not only what I love to do, but what I have my degree in as well.  This church has really embraced me with open arms and I am so grateful.  They have truly become part of my family.

I am really loving life right now with being able to have lots of family around me and also a loving husband.  God has blessed me with more than I deserve, and for this I am grateful.  I know He has brought me through many times of trials too, which makes this time out of the valley so much sweeter.  I know that whatever comes my way, I am in my Savior's hands and I have the support of my loving family and friends.

Hopefully, these two posts today are the first of many to come. :-)

The Love of God

This is perhaps one of my favorite hymns.  The words are so powerful--how measureless and strong is the love of our God!!

The love of God is greater far than tongue of pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave his Son to win;
His erring child he reconciled, and pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure, how measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure the saints' and angels' song.

The verse below was penciled on the wall of a narrow room in an insane asylum by a man said to have been demented. The profound lines were discovered when they laid him in his coffin.

Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made.
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.

O love of God, how rich and pure, how measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure the saints' and angels' song.