Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
...If the thought of such self-denial is repugnant to you, remember that it is enough for the disciple to be as his Lord. and let me assure you that as you penetrate the labyrinth of life in pursuit of Christian duty, you will often be surprised and charmed by meeting your Master Himself amid its windings and turnings and receive His soul-inspiring smile. Or, I should rather say, you will always meet him, wherever you go.'
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From the book Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss (pp.86-88, 89)
Also wonderfully beneficial is Mrs. Prentiss's biography, More Love To Thee: The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss, by George Lewis Prentiss
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
~I distressed a picture frame that I painted on Monday...said picture frame is hung on the wall without glass or a back, and I have a plate hung and a picture tacked on the wall inside the frame. It looks nice. ~*~
~The picture pinned inside my frame with a thumb tack--from a Carl Larsson calendar.
~I sanded the corners of my frame a bit with none other than a fingernail file ;), because I didn't know where, or if, my man had some sandpaper (for those of you who may not know...my man is definitely a metal man, though he makes beautiful things for me out of wood when he so chooses).
~My "Cream of Wheat" picture from my kitchen, moved to a new location near to where he was before to make room for...
~The newest shelf in my kitchen (made out of a nifty old crate). The arrangement warms up an unusual corner formed by an old chimney.
~The lighted star (originally from the top of the Christmas tree) adds a special whimsical coziness.
~*~Yes, I know that I included a picture of my pillow...it does not necessarily pertain to this post, but it kept distracting me with it's lovely blue and pink ticking stripe so much that I had to put it in here. ~*~
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
My man and I got to drive up to the farm after church for Sunday dinner and the afternoon! I had such a good time. It was warm (65-70) and breezy...we walked all over the farm, visiting the animals and taking pictures.
(Braid: My beautiful little sister; Cap: My farmer brother; Knife: My canadian mountie/state trooper/cowboy/farmer little brother; ...see the brand new little calves!)
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Words and music by Bob Kauflin
What wisdom once devised the plan
Where all our sin and pride
Was placed upon the perfect Lamb
Who suffered, bled, and died?
The wisdom of a sovereign God
Whose greatness will be shown
When those who crucified Your Son
Rejoice around Your throne
And, oh the glory of the cross
That You would send Your Son for us
I gladly count my life as loss
That I might come to know
The glory of, the glory of the cross
What righteousness was there revealed
That sets the guilty free
That justifies ungodly men
And calls the filthy clean?
A righteousness that proved to all
Your justice has been met
And holy wrath is satisfied
Through one atoning death
What mercy now has been proclaimed
For those who would believe
A love incomprehensible
Our minds could not conceive?
A mercy that forgives my sin
Then makes me like Your Son
And now I’m loved forevermore
Because of what You’ve done
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Guitar chords here
Buy this music here
Friday, March 23, 2007
~from The Heart of the Family by Elizabeth Goudge
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Thursday afternoon...had a wonderful time looking at decorating books with my dear sisters-in-law, Ana and Leah. We had the windows open, drank Darjeeling, laughed and copied things for our homemaking notebooks.
Friday...I saw my first Robins of the Spring!! One of my very favorite of all the sounds of nature is that "tweet, tweet, twitter, tweet" song that Robins sing on summer evenings. I am so glad to hear them singing again. (The picture is a little blurry because he wouldn't let me get very close with the camera. :))
Spent Friday putting a new door in the garage of a family from church. It was much larger than the original, so we had to tear out the existing frame and cut the opening larger. It looks really nice now that it's done. :)
You can see the first little fuzzy green things coming up around the house. This is a little hollyhock leaf trying to crawl its way out of last year's leaves. It gives one hope that soon we'll be enjoying many more little plants. I saw a picture of blooming lilacs in a book this morning and it made me long for May! :)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul,
'therefore I will hope in Him.'
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
to the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD."