Friday, May 27, 2011
"The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of christian,
But the fact that I am a christian does make me a different kind of woman."
I thought I'd share my most favorite quote.
I am always inspired when I read her undeniable words.
I know I have been rather quiet here on my blog.
I've been enjoying my days learning, planning some sewing projects, growing, laughing, writing, playing music on my violin, spending time with family, and Yes, doing school through the summer. :-)
I hope you all enjoy your weekend and memorial day!
What have you all been up to?
...Do have a favorite quote to share? :-)
Friday, May 20, 2011
In a few months our great grandma will have lived a century.
It's beautiful to be able to know my great grandma. To be able to talk to her and ask questions.
She has obviously been through a lot.
Seen so much. Lived through so many monumental years.
She's a beautiful and ambitious woman. I think that's one reason she's lived so long.
She sets her ambitions high and doesn't like to slow down.
She's our bananagrams champion and our human dictionary.
She has an exciting life story and is a fountain of history.
And to see my sister Essie. Her life is so precious and tiny. She has so much to learn and is going to grow and mature so much. Even now she is learning. I look forward to seeing how her treasured life will unfold...
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You established the earth, and it abides.
Psalm 119: 90
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I am really excited about the Courageous movie.
Christian movies are always a rare, refreshing, treat; especially the Sherwood productions.
I have really enjoyed Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof.
( And then Courageous? Hmm... Where did the 'F' theme go?)
It's going to be very hard to wait until September 30th to see the movie. We almost never go to the movie theater and usually only go once a year depending on the movies out there. ( Last year we treated ourselves to the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.) So I am trying my best to suppress my excitement.
Are you excited?
Are you planning on seeing it?
Are you planning on going to the theater or waiting until it comes on DVD?
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Once there was a garden. It started with the deep rich soil, the seeds and the water.
Buds began to sprout, plants began to grow. There were flowers of all kinds, there were vibrant fruits and cheery vegetables, small thin trees and thick strong oaks. There were neat rows of beautiful plants.
This garden was not like any other. Much of the garden was healthy and wise, but outside of the garden there were thick ugly weeds and bulky hideous trees. Outside of the garden were patches of fenced up ground and dirt surrounded by sharp barbed wire.
The garden and outside the garden was the mind of a person.
The glorious garden was taken care of by a skilled caring Gardener who shared His love for the person by giving beauty and wisdom to the fruits and trees. Outside the garden, the person had shut out the gardener's love and locked out the health within the garden. The Gardener longed to care of all of the plants and trees, but the vile roots had dug so deep that the person could not let go of the locks and chains.
Are you letting God take care of all of your garden?
Sometimes I feel that I haven't given my whole garden to God. Parts of my mind are locked up, chained and fenced off. Some of my garden is being cultivated. The more I give over to God, the more will be grown and pruned and trimmed to His image. It's a beautiful picture. The master of our garden shaping and caring for us with His ultimate love. Pouring out His wisdom on our fruits, vegetables, flowers and trees. His roots are digging deep into our mind. He's pulling out the harmful weeds and roots that are holding us to our sinful heart.
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
I am reminded of my Gardener every time I plant a seed or water a sprout.
Knowing that every second I'm here, He's growing me.