Friday, March 11, 2011

[Ponderings] March 10, 2011

Ponderings

Did you know that Orion’s Belt is directly above my house?

It’s true.

And nothing is prettier than the sight of it on a cold clear night.

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Fresh bread is just about done baking. The smell is intoxicating.

I love filling the house with lovely smells and yummy food.

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I’ve been reading, A Chance To Die

The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

Yes, I’ve read this many, many times before.

It was my most read book as a teenager.

My copy is full of highlights and pencil/pen marks and notes.

I never realized before how much it influenced my thoughts and actions.

I owe quite a lot to Amy.

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I love playing marbles.

Not, like, the old kid’s game,

But a game that was made up by friends of ours-

A big wooden board,

Marbles, playing cards.

Lots of laughs.

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I’ve been reading in the Psalms.

…My soul finds rest in God alone...

…My soul thirsts for you,

My body longs for you….

…In your name I will lift up my hands…

…O God, do not keep silent;

Be not quiet, O God, be not still…

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…she shrank from being merely misunderstood and misjudged. So this was what those stark Scripture passages meant: dead to self, alive to God- “dead to all one’s natural earthly plans and hopes, dead to all voices, however dear, which would deafen our ears to His.” - A Chance To Die

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I spend the day cleaning and rearranging my house.

I LOVE it.

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I miss my husband when he’s not around.

I didn’t see him all day, except a half hour or so at lunch-

And by the time milking came,

I didn’t want him to leave me to do chores.

I just love him so much.

He makes me happy.

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Amos and I are reading in Acts for our devotions.

I get so excited when I read Acts.

Makes me want to… go pray over something.

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Okay. I guess that’s all for now.

1 comment:

Meg said...

I love you. And can't wait to see the house. So....bummer, I guess that means I'll have to come see you again. Haha. <3