Another week has slipped past us . . .
what have we done for our Lord?
In our family devotions, we’ve been going through the Character Sketches book. The children love the stories in there, especially the unique facts about all the animals.
One evening, the story took a different turn when Daddy began reading.
It was about the American Woodcock. That part was right. Where it started to get crazy was when we heard the poor bird was on a prescription for Prozac and eating McDonald’s cheeseburgers.
I think Daddy wanted to make sure everyone was listening . . .
from The Watchman’s Bagpipes
Any objection to the carryings on of our present gold-calf Christianity is met with the triumphant reply, “but we are winning them!” And winning them to what? To true discipleship? To cross-carrying? To self-denial? To separation from the world? To crucifixion of the flesh? To holy living? To nobility of character? To a despising of the world’s treasures? To hard self-discipline? To love for God? To total commitment to Christ? Of course the answer to all these questions is no. — A. W. Tozer
This was thought-provoking for me.
Lowell got the clothesline up.
That sounds so droll when the truth is that my heart does a happy dance every time I look outside and see my beautiful clothesline.
Fresh towels in the spring breeze.
Snow-capped mountains behind them . . .
Sometimes I wonder how heaven can get much prettier!
I found an awesome list recently! It is the “Resource” page at Stand Up for the Truth website. I haven’t had time to look at all of these websites/ministries, but you can take a peek if you wish.
Click here to take you to the page >>> Resources – Stand Up for the Truth.
Today is the last day of school!!
I am so ready for summer vacation! And our school picnic begins soon after school lets out this afternoon.
Logan, our first-grader, saw my sunflower seeds on the counter and asked to have some. I told him that he couldn’t right then, but that he could have some after the school picnic on Friday. I further explained that I am supposed to make a broccoli salad – that was what the sunflower seeds were for.
Disappointed, he wondered why I had to take any food at all. I replied that if we didn’t all take something, there would be no food for us to eat.
I told him, “Food doesn’t just magically appear, even though you think it does sometimes!”
Big blue eyes looking back at me, he remarked, “Mom, haven’t you ever heard the story about the people in the wilderness and how God gave them food from the sky?”
Yep. I’d heard it.
He continued, “Well, why can’t God do that for us? Give us watermelons from the sky, and casseroles, and peanuts?”
I was still absorbing the fact that my seven-year-old had just reprimanded me, in his innocent way, on a Biblical concept. However, at watermelons in the sky, I drew the line.
We’ve been sick around here this week with a little stomach bug. So around the buckets and blankets, we wish you all a good weekend!