Saturday, May 21, 2011
Today I looked around at our house and I thought to myself. "God is great." We've gotten a whole house hold of stuff back almost for free. There is nothing that I can think of that we're missing. We are so much put back together that we have been able to have my dad's parent come up for the summer. Grandpa is not doing well, is sleeping all day; is not really aware of his surroundings that much. Grandma was getting worn out caring for him so they've decided to come up here for the summer. I could never have foreseen this back in January when we were living with some friends. We've swapped places, instead of people watching out for us God has enabled us to watch out for my grandparents. Praise be to God!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
He came to my desk with quivering lips; the lesson was done
"Have you a new leaf for me, dear teacher? I have spoiled this one!"
I took his leaf all spoiled and blotted, and gave him a new one, all unspotted.
Then into his tired heart I smiled; "Do better now my child!"
I went to the throne with trembling heart; the day was done
"Have you a new day for me, dear Master? Ihave spoiled this one!"
He took my day, all soiled and blotted, and gave me a new one, all unspotted;
then into my tired heart He smiled; "Do better now my child!"
~I got this poem from my Aunt Rita~
25 Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?... 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about it's own things. Sufficient for the day is it's own trouble.
If you were to look towards the front of my journal you would see that I definitely was not listening to what Jesus said. It is filled with pages and pages of worrying and discontent. But, the further on you go the less you will find worrying. Little by little God is teaching me not to worry and to put my full trust in him.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
God didn't promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow,
or sun without rain.
But God did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears
and a light for the way.
And all who believe in his kingdom above,
He answers their faith with everlasting love.
~This poem was printed on a book mark in my great grandmothers Bible~
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Well the growing season is here and I'm pretty excited about canning. I've got plans for this summer, it will be so great to be able to pull out our very own canned food from our very own garden. We have a plum tree and an apple tree, then in the garden we have, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, cabbage, squash, cucumber, green beans, blackberry's?... and I don't remember what else but I counted them all up and there is eighteen different things. Zachary's going to sell a bunch at farmers market and whatever doesn't sell we will can.
~Short post I know~