It’s been a long time since I’ve made a post!
I’ve been…living life!
I’ve been doing all kinds of fun and interesting things. Since you all couldn’t be there I’ll just give you a glimpse.
I did some ….
sleeping; good hard sleeping,cuz of all I’ve been doing so much. 🙂
eating; had some special Tai food with shrimp,strawberry sauce on waffles,a really creamy almond gravy,roast on Sundays.
moving and living; at home,my place and housitting.I’m not sure where I live,I sleep here,keep my stuff there and eat the best food at home! …where else?
work; not just my jobs of watching a four-year-old and house/dog sitting, but I got to help my family with their various jobs,mail route,cleaning,clearing pricky-pear,burning …wow that was fun!
fun things; I took a super fun three-wheeler ride with some friends. I also shot my brother’s shot-gun.
learning; how to drive my other brother’s stick shift pickup.
teaching; kids Sunday School class. Last week one of them proclaimed, “I love Sunday School!” (‘musta done somethin right).
Laughing , Crying , Stretching , and Growing
mmmmm…. and I’ve been makin cookies.
And so much more!
~Life is precious,Life is sweet
Hey,happy new year everyone!
This year ‘my latest scripture’ page is now going to be my ‘a ray for each day’ page. Where I’m going to feature The Gospel of Sunshine.
A RAY FOR EACH DAY
SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
HENRY ALLEN TUPPER
(From the Book of Life System Bible Study)
We hope this selection of verses of love, life, light; the bright, breezy and happy side of the Bible; the Bible of sunshine, laughter and good cheer, will be to every one just what the words imply.
If we turn our faces toward the sun, our shadows will be behind us; and the light will cover the pathway before us. “Look unto Me,” saith He who is the Sun of righteousness, the Light of the World; as we look, shadows flee away, the Light of Life falls upon our way; and all is peace.
The Prayer is offered to the Father of Lights, that this may contain a Ray for each Day from THE GOSPEL OF SUNSHINE; that it may brighten many lives and revel the Pillar of Light in the darkest night.
(that is my hope and prayer through this year,by posting these verses)
Lead, kindly Light, amid th’ encircling gloom,
Lead thou me on.
The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead thou me on.
Around this time of year everybody’s talking about Mary’s response.
Luke1:38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
39And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
She was told what God was going to do and how. She trusted and took action. She got to do something prophesied and something she probably always wanted to do.
What about Saul?
Acts9:3And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
4And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
6And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Not that guy! (Tho that was pretty good)
I meant KING Saul.
1Samuel10:20And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.
21When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken: and when they sought him, he could not be found.
22Therefore they enquired of the LORD further, if the man should yet come thither. And the LORD answered, Behold he hath hid himself among the stuff.
How about Jonah…..never mind,forget it.
Hudson Taylor in China-
“If I had a thousand pounds China should have it- if I had a thousand lives, China should have them. No! Not China, but Christ. Can we do too much for Him? Can we do enough for such a precious Saviour?”
Lesson? When God tells you to do something watch your response.
People could talk about later.
…I gave it away last night. I finally got a chance to go to the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center for a service. The church that I attend has the month of Dec. to go up there and put on a service for them. I went with the pianist.We met the pastor from Stites and his wife. I passed out baptist hymn books and sang. And sang. And sang. After 6 or 7 Christmas carols a few hymns and more carols I didn’t have much left. Then we sang two more songs. Wow. But It was fun.
After the message I picked up the hymn books. I held a lady’s hand. She couldn’t say much. She just wanted me to hold her hand. So,I did,until she was done. After that she wanted to talk to the pastor and repented of her sins asking Jesus to save her.
Then the four of us went out to eat and fellowship before the long drive home.
I think I sang to much…but maybe not.
Again this year,I couldn’t go to Grangeville because of snow.
But I love snow! Don’t ask me why.
It’s warm and cozy. Nice to be inside with Twila Paris’s ‘Days of Elijah’. 🙂
As it’s been getting closer to Thanksgiving,I’ve been thinking more and more about the last year. I think I ate Thanksgiving dinner with my left hand. That was just after my little plate collision with my right elbow.
I was about to turn 18.
Earlier in that month of Nov. I had become a rebelutionary,after reading the book by Alex and Brett Harris. I wanted to do hard things. I just wasn’t sure how. How do you search for hard things to do?
Little did I know then that I didn’t have to look but identify the situation. I got many chances to do hard things.
I got to suffer a little pain,colds,the flu and bloody noses,until just breathing was hard.
I got to stand up for what I believe in. Stand up for truth. Even one of those harder things;myself.
I got to gain and lose all friends,as some came from far away and then all moved far away. I was given opportunities for some wonderful good times,and to lay them down when they were done.
I learned that trusting gets you hurt,but to trust anyways;especially a God who loves me.
I had many simple moments in thanks of Him; like water droplets on the grass,like the sound of rain falling,like bright warm sunshine,and the stars at 5:30.
Chances to sing and teach Sunday School. Wonderful times with my pastor’s family.
Having my charge run and hug me when I pick her up from Head Start.
I really can’t complain when I get sugar in my water instead of salt. Having a matched pair of escorts is pretty handy. Even getting patted on the head. Overwhelming opinions and protection.
Good food and a warm house.
The unexpected circumstances that turn into grand adventures.
All in all it’s been an exciting year.
It’s life and I’m thankful for a chance to live it.