Friday, March 11, 2011

[Ponderings] March 10, 2011


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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…


…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


I spend the day cleaning and rearranging my house.

I LOVE it.


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.


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.


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