Nov. 30

It’s the last day of November,it’s true,but I’ve already started making Christmas cards. Just thought I’d get a head start. I’m using pictures out of old magazines and making them nontraditional.  Leave me your address and I’ll send you one! Unless I’ve already made one for you. 😉 Don’t worry,Grams,yours is already done. ❤

We’ve had a lot of snow already. I guess that’s what put me in the mood for Christmas greetings.

I just added a really neat song to my vodpod over there and the right towards the top. It’s extraordinarily well done,please listen to it;you’ll be impressed.

Until next time,

-gazing above

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Responses

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.

Yeah,fine response!

 

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.

 

birthday eve

Mmmm…tomorrow’s my birthday. 19 smells kinda like that squash cake I’m cooking.I wanted to try something new. It smells like maple and it has walnuts in it. I bet it’ll be moist. I’m gonna let my kid decorate it when she’s here tomorrow. (Since I did her’s she wants to return the favor.) I say cool,I like to just eat them once in a while.

I have a promise of biscuits and gravy for breakfast.

 I have a package here from somebody.

And! My uncle is probably going to call me! Along with my aunts and a couple of cousins,and maybe a grandma or two…and they’re probably gonna sing to me…oh joy!

If being 19 involves adventure;I’m ready!

The first Thanksgiving…celebrated with balloons

 This morning,I found myself in a very small room with balloons flying,popcorn scattering and kids yelling;everywhere. Believe it or not we were celebrating Thanksgiving. I told them the story of the first day on this continent that a day,or several days,were set aside for thanks.

    We went  through the reasons that those people came here and what they suffered in so doing. When we got to the part about their first winter,I gave them their snack;five pieces of corn each. I thought it was a wonderful idea,but they weren’t so impressed. They were starting to get the idea that the Pilgrims didn’t have it so good. They were pretty thankful when I gave them popcorn instead. 

     Then for fun and games. I didn’t think that wrestling and shooting bows and arrows where such encouraging activities. So,we had mazes,balloons,straws and paper airplanes. They had a blast breaking out of the norm,blowing straw papers,having balloon contests,folding airplanes and generally being chaotic.

   Different,yes,but I thought it was fun. Someone even said that it was the best! When I step out of that little room when it’s all over people ask me how it went. I just smile and reply that it was good. All the while thinking,’You have no idea!’