28/05/2010 § 2 Comments
This week I’ve been meditating a lot on the importance of the Word in our lives and how it is ABSOLUTELY VITAL to the life of a believer. I have not always been a devourer of the Word, many years have gone by where the dust collects more than cracks in the leather or binding. I’m guilty. I repent. I’m changing my direction and RUNNING to the Word. I thank the Lord for this deep rooted conviction.
While there’s ‘nothing new under the sun’, it seems to me the voices of heresy and blasphemy in the church are shouting louder and louder and the average believer is being tossed to and fro by every wave of ‘doctrine’. I have friends swallowing these falsehoods hook, line and sinker, and not only that, they have become ones who are ‘violently’ opposing wisdom and correction from their brothers and sisters in the Lord. This is so grievous to me, I can only imagine how it affects the heart of the Father.
The only way we can spot a wolf among the flock is if we know what we’re looking for. The only way to know what we are looking for is if we study what the true Shepherd looks and sounds like. Even the FBI studies real currency and knows its every detail in order to tell the real bill from a fake. How much more important is it then, brothers and sisters, that we study the real Shepherd in intimate detail so we can tell when there is a wolf in sheep’s clothing among us?
“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
Learning the Voice of My Shepherd,
14/04/2010 § Leave a comment
We have a fenced in yard and our neighbors have some lilac bushes on their side of the fence. The last 2 years said lilac bushes have made their way to OUR side of the fence and have been flourishing. This makes me very excited.
Not only do I get to photograph its growth, I get to reap the rewards of picking my own flowers when they bloom.
This year is looking very promising. Don’t you think?
31/03/2010 § 4 Comments
Today I walked around the house and took some quick pics of places and things that have been cold and dormant. After some labor of constructing…
these barren places will be ready for life to spring forth! Then, I’ll have to keep it watered. Yep, maintenance. Not a strong point of mine. I am endeavoring to make this year, a year of change. Just like dirt starts out cracked, dry and lifeless but can be watered and revived to produce wonderful fruit, I am hoping my life will be like that this year.
I can not even begin to express how excited that makes my heart (not necessarily the watering part)! There’s nothing like good, honest labor and taking care of the blessings the Lord has given us. It’s so satisfying and the rewards are well worth waiting for and the effort put into them.
How do your gardens grow? Do you have patches of earth awakening and waiting for life to be given to them? Are you perfectly content with not being a ‘green thumb’? What’s your ‘cup of tea’ when it comes to plants and gardening?
03/11/2008 § 1 Comment
my last post reminded me of these pics I took of a one Mr. Bluejay who decided to come over and play. he was a bit shy at first, as you can see, but it didn’t take long for him to get over that. he dove into the piles of leaves making crunching noises as he went. i’m pretty sure he had a good time, even if he’s not showing it readily!
even though we live ‘in town’ we still get our fair share of ‘wildlife’ (other than the neighbors). as much as we want to get some land some day, I must admit I am having a great time while we’re here!
30/10/2008 § Leave a comment
Hello Autumn, Hello Yellow, Red, Orange and Brown!
I looked outside the picture window (last week) to discover this busy little tree throwing its leaves up for a crisp breeze to blow them away. (it had actually been doing this for awhile but i am just now documenting it as i was in grave denial and have now decided to embrace the changing weather) It was once so very green. It’s lush, leaf-filled branches concealed birds and bugs. Now, that is but a happy memory. *sigh*