A good reputation is better than a fat bank account. Your death date tells more than your birth date. You learn more at a funeral than at a feast— After all, that’s where we’ll end up. We might discover something from it. Crying is better than laughing. It blotches the face but it scours the heart. Sages invest themselves in hurt and grieving. Fools waste their lives in fun and games. You’ll get more from the rebuke of a sage Than from the song and dance of fools. The giggles of fools are like the crackling of twigs Under the cooking pot. And like smoke. Brutality stupefies even the wise And destroys the strongest heart. Endings are better than beginnings. Sticking to it is better than standing out. Don’t be quick to fly off the handle. Anger boomerangs. You can spot a fool by the lumps on his head. Don’t always be asking, “Where are the good old days?” Wise folks don’t ask questions like that. Wisdom is better when it’s paired with money, Especially if you get both while you’re still living. Double protection: wisdom and wealth! Plus this bonus: Wisdom energizes its owner. Take a good look at God’s work. Who could simplify and reduce Creation’s curves and angles To a plain straight line? On a good day, enjoy yourself; On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days So that we won’t take anything for granted. (Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 MSG)
Saturday, 5 October 2013
A lovely warm sunny Fall so far. I'll add some scripture I heard on the radio today while driving to the grocery store. It's from Ecclesiastes. It is kind Of heavy but suitable for the Fall season. The Season that reminds me of a going away party.The leaves are natures departing confetti. We are all left with memories of the party of summer and the cold hangover of expectant winter.
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Children are an inheritance of the Lord
SO, my little guy was dedicated at church last Sunday.He was dedicated with four other babies. It was a lovely time. He rocked out his suit that cousin/aunt Alison had gifted to him for the occasion.It was sweet that so many family members came to witness us proclaim our commitment to raise him up in Christ Jesus.
I cannot believe that you will be four months old on the 12th of October! You are getting so big. I already see you trying to sit up and roll over. You'll be able to fight your sister back in no time. :(
Friday, 28 September 2012
|half my head is cut off but my boy looks adorable|
This week I havn`t really managed to get a half descent picture of anything.
Last weekend my daughter had an asthmatic type episode for the first time ever. Seemed to have been triggered by a cold. She spent the night in the ER with her dad to fix her breathing.
She now a puffer kid and she absolutely hates them.
|yes she actually fell asleep like this and stayed that way for an hour|
|You can see my ultra fashionable J-cloth wrist band. It's actually a make shift dressing as I scalded myself making dinner.|
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
So, It is Fall yet again. Time for pruning. Literal and figurative pruning. This Fall we have pruned ourselves of home ownership. The details of how we did so are absolutely miraculous.
Basically, we really felt like God was leading us to put our house up for sale. We felt like He gave us a heads up to sell now to avoid a potential messy situation in the spring. Just before we could put it on the market with a Realtor we mentioned to a friend from church casually that we were preparing to sell our home and him and his wife then offered to buy it. So, we sold it privately. Doing it this way saved us so much stress and hassle. I had already had one meltdown preparing the home to make it show worthy. With a three month old nursing baby and a two and a half year old toddler it seemed like an impossibly overwhelming task. Although it seemed impossible I knew God wanted us to do it so I persevered and then He delivered us from all the stress of selling a home. His burden is truly light.
Let`s just say I have never experienced God`s grace and provision like I have with this experience. He really does reward us when we are faithful.
Everyone involved is really excited and feels provided for, that their prayers have been immediately answered.
We are trusting God in uncertainty and letting go of the comfortable and known.
I`m letting go of our home
I`m letting go of the familiar
I`m letting go of my need to control or to know the future
We have until January in our home in Ottawa, Canada. After that we will put our possessions in storage and live in Michigan, U.S.A. for four months for my husbands work ( with a brief trip to the U.K. for fun). We plan to return to Ottawa but we don't know for how long.
My husband has applied to numerous jobs that are out of the city. We feel like God has lead us to sell our home to free us up to move next summer. We don't even know if my husband will get a job next spring. We are taking a major leap of faith.
I have never been so excited and full of joy!
By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn't see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God. (Hebrews 11:7 MSG)
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Thursday, 20 September 2012
Psalm 119:9-11 NIV
"How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
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I love how God works.
OneVerse bloggers have been using twitter and instagram to raise awareness of bible poverty.
It involves #writetheword to #endbiblepoverty.
This is wonderful on many levels, it promotes One Verse and it is also just what I personally have been desiring to do to amp up my own bible memorization.
For me the more senses that are used in bible study equals more memorization.
The more of the word I can remember the more I can store in my heart.
|One verse: He will quiet you with His love|
2 Timothy 3:16, 17 NIV
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."