Friday, February 18, 2011

You are no paper plate...

I have had the wonderful blessing of sharing scripture and truth to a lovely group of 4th and 5th grade girls these past few months.  What a blessing they have been!  I wonder if they understand the true significance in their position as "daughters of the King".  Many of them have claimed Jesus as Lord and Savior of their life.  But do they really understand the implications and significance  of such a status??  I pray they will not live life as though they are mere paper plates... for their life is like that of fine china.

I pray they rebuke the lies of satan.
I pray they denounce the influence of the unholy.
I pray they reject enticements of this world.
I pray.

"Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
   honor him, for he is your lord." Ps. 45:11

Thursday, February 3, 2011

You can thank us for those chicken nuggetts!

Living with two chicken houses in our backyard provides lots of opportunity for Tyler to enjoy the smell of good country living.  Tyler and his mommy live in the city (ha... is Claxton, GA a city?? yes, it is a city!  Why do you ask??)  We actually have more chickens in our two houses than Claxton has residents.  I'm thinking the census workers missed our chicken city.  There are less than 3,000 residents in Claxton. We have on an average 5,500 biddies to birds. 

But the joy of watching Tyler.. watch the chickens is sweet.. funny and downright hilarious at times.  Let's face it Randall and I have come to a point there the joy has lessened (especially with the cost of LP gas out of the roof.. it makes profit a dream away).  But Tyler doesn't know .. and obvioulsy isn't ready for such reality... so he takes these little funny looking 2-legged feathered friends and stands in awe.  Depending on the cluckers age... biddies to full-breasted...  makes a huge difference to a two year old.  (I do believe there's a whole 'nuther blog in that statement!)

Sometimes life is better that way, not to truly understand everything involved.  Trusting in God's sovereignty in life is becoming more and more real to me.  All Tyler knows is that those chickens are cute... funny... and yes, stinky! But so is life sometimes...  and that's where trust.. faith.. and submission kicks in.  Best to keep your feathers down... and not ruffled.  Life is short.... ask one of our chickens...

"Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails."
Proverbs 19:21

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sippin' Lemonade Time!

I can't believe I haven't shared about Wonderful Wednesdays!  Sherry and I call it... "Sippin' Lemonade on the Front Porch".  It's absolutely wonderful! The Parker's drink on the floor in the above pic... yep, that's a diet coke!  But our sippin' lemonade.. is more like "taste and see."

It's amazing..  totally amazing and an obvious gift of grace, that God allows me and my dear friend Sherry to teach a Children's Sunday School Class.  WHAT JOY!!  We have been teaching on God's providence for the past 24 weeks... and every Wednesday around 5pm, we meet for a sweet time of prayer, studying God's Word, preparation for our lesson and "girl time."   The curriculum is 40 weeks of study on "His Purpose Will Stand"... and it is WONDERFUL!

We have been on many a rabbit chasin' during our lemonade sippin'.  That's what grazing on the Word of God does... 

And what is up with the picture???  I started a CHALLENGE this week prompted by a blogger friend to take (and post) a picture a week for the remaining weeks of 2011.  It's a photo journal of just what 2011 is doing to me.  Oh dear!  Good thing that I didn't start this photographic escapade in January.   Scary thought!!  So I started out my week, and my new blog with this pic!  My lemonade buddy snapped my pic... so there you have it! (fyi..we don't normally sit on the floor... )

If you don't take time to "sit on the front porch and sip on some sweet lemonade"... seriously, you should start.  Find a friend... grab the Word.... pour a glass.... and Rock on!

"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him."  Ps. 34:8