Friday, June 15, 2012

Early morning

(It's so nice to have sunlight already at 5:50a, even on a cloudy morning.)

Hot Cocoa
 
(Recipe from "The Nourishing Gourmet".  I am so thankful for this blog and for Kimi;
these recipes have given me inspiration just when I needed it so many times.)

Always my morning friend.


 Morning cuppa bag.
 "[I]t is beyond all ordinary rules that I, a poor, helpless, undone sinner, should find grace to bear about in my soul the indwelling Spirit of the Lord Jesus.  I, who once despaired, as well I might, for my nature was as dry, and withered, and barren, and accursed as a howling wilderness, even I have been made to bring forth fruit unto holiness.  Well may my mouth be filled with joyous laughter, because of the singular, surprising grace which I have received of the lord, for I have found Jesus, the promised seed, and He is mine for ever.  This day will I lift up psalms of triumph unto the Lord who has remembered my low estate, for 'my heart rejoiceth in the Lord; mine horn is exalted in the Lord; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies, because I rejoice in Thy salvation'.
I would have those that hear of my great deliverance from hell, and my most blessed visitation from on high, laugh for joy with me.  I would surprise my family with my abundant peace; I would delight my friends with  my ever-increasing happiness; I would edify the Church with my grateful confessions; and even impress the world with the cheerfulness of my daily conversation.  Bunyan tells us that Mercy laughed in her sleep, and no wonder when she dreamed of Jesus; my joy shall not stop short of hers while my Beloved is the theme of my daily toughts.  The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joy: my soul shall dive therein, shall be swallowed up in the delights of His society."
Morning & Evening, C.H.Spurgeon, June 15

4 comments:

Olivia said...

Oh my, the beauty of those delicious faces! And thank you so much for the Spurgeon quote! It's the perfect thing for the morning of course.

Melissa said...

So very lovely! Every detail. :)

Jenniffer said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful quote- Oh, to be full of Him and His Joy like that always! And how merciful He is when we fall short!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Delightful...every bit!