BC: Made for David Samuel Sanner by Anna Lee Cunningham Merry Christmas! 2011
FC: Splachnan Squared 2011 | ...with Psalm 119.
1: "How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord." Aleph 1
2: Our first Oregon hike was up to Silver Creek Falls. Well-stocked with pecan clusters, we were amply prepared to reimburse our chaperon- MOM! | Discovering life, side-by-side. | 9.20.11
3: "Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You." Beth 11
4: "Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law." Gimel 18
5: "I shall run the way of Your commandments for You will enlarge my heart." Daleth 32
6: 9.22.11 | "Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it." He 35
7: "I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love. And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, which I love; and I will meditate on Your statutes." Vav 47-48 | At 1,949 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the 7th deepest in the world. It embarrasses Anna to say that she, as a native Oregonian, had never been to Crater Lake until David came for a visit.
8: "Remember the word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your word has revived me." | O Lord, I remember Your name in the night, and keep Your law, This has become mine, that I keep Your precepts. Zayin 55-56
9: "At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You." Heth 62 | It took a century for mom to finally sleep in a tent. We give credit to David, because if he hadn't visited us, mom would still have some excuse for staying home from camping. :-) End of story- she had a great time and loved the air mattress!
10: Climbing | South | Sister!! | 9.23.11 After climbing South Sister twice this summer, I vowed that the next time would be with David. 10,358 feet later we summited and were nearly blown off by 70+ mph winds! It was on a protected rocky ledge that we read Psalm 119 together.
11: "Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments." | "It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes." Teth 65 & 71
12: that I am God. | Be still and know
13: "May those who fear You see me and be glad, because I wait for Your word." | Yodh 74
14: "Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, so that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth."Kaph 88
15: LIVE | laugh | LOVE
17: "Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands." Lamedh 89-90
18: "How sweet are your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" Mem 104 | 9.29.11 We fit in a trip to the beach and the weather was GORGEOUS. After visiting Seal Rock, Anna discovered she had left her camera bag sitting on a bush. Thanks to a stranger's honesty, she was reunited with it later at the ranger station-still intact with the extra lenses! Yachats was our final destination, where we enjoyed the spouting horns...David even convinced Anna to go wave-jumping. BRRR!!
19: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Nun 105
20: "You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word." Samekh 114 | 10.3.11 Journal Entry: "Nothing much exciting except...DAD GAVE DAVID PERMISSION TO COURT ME!!!!! Tonight was one of the happiest moments of my life!" We had made a special dinner for mom and dad, during which time David officially asked me. :-)
21: "I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies." Ayin 125
22: On David's last day in Oregon, we visited Portland. Agenda for the day: pick up Anna's marathon packet, eat lunch at Great Harvest, a long walk by the river, and find the Grotto... | Him | Her | Them | "Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me." Pe 133
23: The Grotto | "Your word is very pure, therefore Your servant loves it." Tsadhe 140 | You are near, O Lord, and all Your commandments are truth." Qoph 151
24: The Sanner Family Fun
25: "The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting." Resh 160 | "Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble." Shin 165
27: "Let my cry come before You, O Lord; give me understanding according to Your word... I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments." Tav 169 & 176