Posted by: Diane | December 8, 2012

Day 8…Are You Ready?

Day 8

Advent calendar picture 8

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51.10

God proves His love for us in so many ways. He gives us life. He gives us all creation. The hand is the symbol of our Heavenly Creator.

PRAYER: O Creator, create in me a clean heart. Amen


This pamphlet arrived in our mail yesterday.

Are you ready?

My husband and I live right beside an active railroad track and this picture of a train derailment seemed a bit too close to home…

…but what really stood out from this disaster preparation pamphlet were the words, “Are you ready?

When Chris and I first moved to our home three years ago, we talked about living so close to a train track. I fully understood that if a train ever derailed infront of our house, it would most likely cause our death. Chris was of the opinion that we would be out of range of the cars and we’d probably lose our garden, shed and cars (and have some landscaping to redo). We had slightly different perspectives on this but we both agreed that we could also be hit by a car on the nearby highway or have a heart attack.

So, we bought the house.

Our days are in His hands…

We know where we’re going when we die and we know that this is where we want to live for the rest of our days.

It’s empowering to live in a way that boldly communicates Who’s in control…

…and we’re ready.

Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Psalm 115.3



  1. This would be a wonderful sign in front of a church….speaks volumes.

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