Monday, October 31, 2011
Our granddaughter Anne Marie came over this evening, here are a few pictures from the visit. Here she is with Phil, who is wearing his Groucho face. She had put on a cat mask that I put in her treat bag. Her mom made the costume, she is a woodland fairy!!
"I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful beasts from the land so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing."
Sunday, October 30, 2011
"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 into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day."
Saturday, October 29, 2011
He orders the snow"Blanket the earth!" and the rain, "Soak the whole countryside!" No one can escape the weather - it's there. And no one can escape from God...it's God's breath that forms the ice, it's God's breath that turns lakes and rivers solid."
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
"Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it's logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil's hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death."
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
"For God's word is solid to the core; everything he makes is sound inside and out. He loves it when everything fits, when his world is plumb-line true. Earth is drenched in God's affectionate satisfaction."
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Henry David Thoreau
Pumpkins of every sort abound all over our city now. No neighborhood or block is immune. I don't know who the dog or little girl are, they came to watch me take pictures of their house, a nice extra. Pumpkins originated in Central America, and here I had been thinking they were native to our country! They used to be recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. The largest pumpkin ever weighed 1,140 pounds. They are 90% water, and a member of the gourd family, but I still don't like them, I just can't eat them.
"One of the men went out into the field to get some herbs; he came across a wild vine and picked gourds from it, filling his gunnysack. He brought them back, sliced them up, and put them in a stew, even though no one knew what kind of plant it was. The stew was then served up for the men to eat. They started to eat, and then exclaimed, "Death in the pot, O man of God! Death in the pot! Nobody could eat it."
2 Kings 4
Monday, October 24, 2011
Over the weekend, I snapped these pictures of dolls in an antique mall. I tried posting them in order of the oldest, but I'm not sure. The first one says 1884. Whenever I see dolls like this, I wonder about the children who owned them. I think you can tell how much they loved the doll by how worn it is. If that is so, the third doll was greatly loved. I also wonder if the owner were still living, if she ever thinks of her long ago doll, and would buy her back if she could. There are dolls and stuffed animals from my past that I dearly wish I had now, how about you? So here they sit in a modern antique mall, watching everyone walk by, waiting to be loved. Something we will never have to do.
"The One who died for us-who was raised to life for us!-is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in scripture...I'm absolutely convinced that nothing-nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable-absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our master has embraced us."
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Variation of a saying by Jacques Deval
Where were we going in my post from yesterday? An orchid show! I try to go every year. There are over 100,000 different kinds of orchids, and they are very ancient plants. Hope you enjoy it and I will see you on Tuesday!
"...grass dries up, flowers droop, God's word goes on and on forever."
1 Peter 1
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