I love this picture. You will probably see it again.
Lately I have been…
Making : plans for a trip at an uncertain date in the nearish future.
Cooking : leftovers – woohoo! It’s great to have leftovers for a busy week!
Reading: Wells Brothers: Young Cattle Kings by Andy Adams. Not sure if I like it or not, but it’s quite informative regarding early ranching.
Wanting: to get some things done this week so I don’t have to think about them again.
Looking: forward to getting “the project” done. :-)
Playing: Words with Friends.
Deciding: how to rearrange a storage and utility room so that the shelves in there can be better utilized.
Wishing: that I felt a little better than I do at the present time.
Enjoying: time with my husband.
Waiting: for the dryer to get done. Since it tends to overheat sometimes, I have to run it in short segments often to get a load done. But, it still works, so hey…
Liking: to rearrange some of our décor.
Wondering: how the project we’re taking on will turn out.
Loving: getting pretty good sleep at night.
Pondering: how the practices of “Biblical Patriarchy” redefine their beliefs in comparison with what they claim to believe. Something we should consider for ourselves as well.
Watching: some documentaries, sewing and baking videos and things relating to “patriarchy”.
Hoping: that our upcoming trip will turn out well.
Marveling: at the abundance of wildflowers this year! It has been truly amazing to see God’s art work.
Needing: to let God work things out.
Smelling: wildflowers and fresh spring smells.
Sleeping in a kindling box.
The Way of the Cross
Some of us stay at the Cross,
Some of us wait at the tomb,
Quickened and raised with Christ
Yet lingering still in the gloom.
Some of us bide at the Passover Feast
With Pentecost all unknown:
The triumphs of grace in the heavenly place
That our Lord has made our own.
If Christ who had died had stopped at the Cross,
His work had been incomplete.
If Christ who was buried had stayed in the tomb,
He had only known defeat.
But the Way of the Cross never stops at the Cross,
And the way of the tomb leads on
To victorious Grace in the heavenly place,
Where the Risen Lord has gone.
Annie Johnson Flint
Hebrews 6:1-3 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.
I published this poem on here a couple years ago, but I wanted to bring it forward for today. We believe that Christ died on Wednesday.
Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Wrath, of all the wraths most fierce,
Most dreadful and most strong;
God did not spare the smallest drop,
But poured it on His Son!
Judgment, just and well deserved,
Holy beyond compare;
Was turned to mercy at the cross,
For all who seek it there.
Righteousness that could not let,
The least of sinners in;
Was satisfied by God's own blood,
Which covers every sin.
Grace, mercy and redemption
Have met our Lord's demands;
Heaven's door to us is open wide,
And there our Surety stands.
The mercy seat is overspread
With Christ's eternal blood,
God looked upon His finished work,
And saw that it was good!
by Mary Stephens (formerly Van Nattan)