Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
So for the next 40 days, in addition to checking in with my fellow bloggers and offering them and their causes my support and prayers, I will try to live by that important 11th commandment (too bad Moses ran out of space on the tablet)- Thou shalt not whine.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Saturday, June 21, 2008
My daughter and her friends played an old-fashioned game of "Telephone". Of course, hilarity ensued.
I tried my brother's bike on for size.
They will celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
It is a crimson Ladybug;
I wonder why the pet has come?
Perhaps it wants a little food
To carry with it to its home?
Oh! It spreads its tiny wings!
Mother, see? It flies away!
Ladybug, you're going home
But come again another day!"
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday it was around 97 or 98 degrees and my family was at Six Flags Great Adventure with a youth group trip. Hot and sticky, the lines were long and many of the rides were broken (we stood in 1 line for over an hour and then the ride broke- not fun). But we did get to see one of our favorite bands, Mercy Me, in concert, so all was not lost.
Here is the video for their most popular song- I dare you to not get goose bumps or teary eyed when you listen to the lyrics. When things are really really bad, this seems to put it everything in perspective for me- that this world is not my home, and Someone is waiting for me...
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him..."
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
So back to Jane Austen. Today I found myself sitting out on the porch with the laptop, watching Emma on DVD, doing my applique and basking in the incredibly sublime weather. Heaven! I mean, what could be better than that!!! I feel just a tiny bit guilty about it (really, just a teeny tiny bit). You know, there is that saying, The day most wasted is that in which we have not laughed. But I say, the day most wasted is that in which we have not created and indulged in a little Jane!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.