Monday, August 22, 2016

pah rum pah pum pum

Truly I was just dropping in here to write about our first day of school. It was a lovely day in every way, by the way ^_^

BUT I happened to glance out toward the pasture as I sat down, in perfect time to see my littlest sweetling marching down through the fence line with one hand on her hip and the other holding a shepherd's staff. I don't know whether I should say, "O, my heart!!" or "Here we go again!!"

It seems rather obvious at this moment (if we hadn't realized before) that some things are born into us and there's no escaping (even if we wanted to). Now, do I head out to buy a slingshot and find some stones or alert the Baptist State Convention --or both?!

Loving this new life under the trees with a view ♥

Friday, August 19, 2016

our direction

Tinkering around with this from my reading this morning...

"When you take the risk of obedience, you find solid rock beneath you--
and markers, evidence that someone has traveled this route before."

I see Indiana Jones in my mind, do you? Ha! That step. Just that
one step. The path is there and though he can't see it... solid rock.

God is my fortress and that includes even the path beneath my feet.
Grateful, so grateful to be traveling on a traveled road ♥

quote from EE

Saturday, August 13, 2016

teach me

Our first day of the new school year is approaching so quickly now. One more week and we will be back at it - my, how the summer has flown by! A few weeks ago the Father led me to a couple of precious verses in Psalms, and they will be the heart-song that helps us to begin our year...

"Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths.
Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are God my Savior,
and all my hope is in You all day long."

Psalm 25:4-5 ♥

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

nothing but

I sat quietly and listened with tears as they recounted their past mistakes. The questioning was gentle, respectful but thorough. In order to qualify, one's present and past associations and poor decisions were laid bare and then judged for suitability for the present task.

They were truthful, humble as they shared with a room full of strangers these delicate things.

And as I wiped away the evidence of sadness from my eyes, I was reminded of the Father's own eyes, his heart. That He loves us so much that He made a way for sin to NOT win. That though we are bound and burdened by mistakes, foolishness, our own pride... so many awful things... He offers freedom. Forever. In Christ.

And, friends, that is nothing but the gorgeous, glorious truth ♥