Thursday, September 3, 2015

Singing Over Me

WORDS TO LIVE BY

"The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in His love He will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17


TODAY'S QUOTE

The beauty of God's love is that when you least feel worthy He loves and accepts you even more. 
~ Author Unknown

ON MY MIND

I'm not an alter call responding kind of person. I really prefer to have my meetings with God without an audience. But sometimes God has other ideas and I'm learning there's great blessing in paying attention when His Spirit prompts. Sunday evening was one of those times. I found myself kneeling before Him at the alter and this is the gist of what I heard.

"It doesn't matter what others think of you. Whether they love you, hate you, approve or disapprove of you, I love you. I love you and I sing over you."

And at that point I really didn't care how many eyes were watching. Because when you are loved by the King of kings nothing else matters.



HOMESCHOOL

Last year Michael's favorite game, that we played almost every day, was I Spy Memory. This year it looked like it's going to Dr. Seuss Go Fish.


Sometimes a bag of Doritos makes Language Arts just a bit more tolerable.

SOME RESOURCES WE USED TODAY

Austin and Amanda

We also read Isaiah 48.



Michael
 


Me




OUT AND ABOUT

Austin, Amanda and Michael spent the evening at my sister's house. I told Michael we would go at 6:00 and he was in such a hurry he tried changing the to!e on the clock. I changed it back to the right time so he decided to watch it so he could tell me when it was time to go.



AND MORE

Today is Michael's birthday. He knew we weren't having his birthday party today but Amanda had his gift from her ready and wanted to give it to him now. He's been looking at cat collars at the pet store and really wanted to buy one but either never had the money or wanted something else just a little bit more. So Amanda bought him one and he lived it. 



Amanda wanted me to buy one of these dish washing sponges with a handle that is also a soap dispenser. At the time I wasn't convinced it was a great buy but decided to try it anyway. And I'm so glad we did. It's so easy to use I now have each person simply bring their dirty dishes to the sink, wash and rinse them and put them in the drainer to dry. It definitely helps keep the dishes from piling up!





READING AROUND THE WEB


The Angel Oak Tree at Sunshine and Elephants

DAILY DEALS




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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Freedom

WORDS TO LIVE BY


Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17


TODAY'S QUOTE

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety. ~ A. W. Tozer
    

ON MY MIND

I've been amazed many times, and reminded again recently, of the freedom and peace that comes from relying on and resting in His Presence. Truly where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom - freedom from anxiety, from depression, from condemnation. Not that those things never touch my life, they definitely do. But they do not rule me. I am not a slave to those feelings and emotions because in Him I am free. 



ANIMAL UPDATES

Miss Piggy is getting very demanding and sometimes loud while she waits for me to pick up her bucket of apples in the mornings. The bunnies are just quietly grateful for their food.




HOMESCHOOL



Austin and Amanda

 

Michael

 

OUT AND ABOUT


This evening was the final evening of revival meetings at our church with Brian Wills. It's been an amazing few days and I'm sorry it's over. But the good thing is that even though revival meetings are over, the God who brings revival never leaves us. 


READING AROUND THE WEB


When You Feel a Bit Invisible at A Holy Experience

What Are You Looking For In Your Kids at Character Corner

Pudding Crunch Pie at Raising Fairies and Knights

DAILY DEALS







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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Don't Ever Settle and More

WORDS TO LIVE BY


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I am come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
John 10:10-11


TODAY'S QUOTE

Don't ever settle for less than the price that was paid. ~ Brian Wills

ON MY MIND

The Good Shepherd (Jesus) paid an incredible price for us, not only for our salvation but also so that we may have a full and abundant life with Him now, here on earth even before we reach eternity.

ANIMAL UPDATES

Here are a few photos from chore time this morning - happy bunnies, happy chickens, a very happy Miss Piggy enjoying her apples, and cats cleaning out from under the feed trough 


I had to get some pictures of Amanda and the cats watching Link the chick enjoy some outdoor time. 



HOMESCHOOL

Michael was happy today to start learning to read a new reading book. 



Some of the resources we used today.

Austin and Amanda


Michael



Me


 

OUT AND ABOUT

This week (Sunday through Wednesday) our church has been having revival meetings. Brian Wills, author of the book 10 Hours to Live is the speaker. It has been a good time of praise, worship, prayer and stretching my thinking of how God wants to work in the lives of His people.


AND MORE

Doug took half a day off today. This afternoon i found him and Austin cleaning up the garage


READING AROUND THE WEB


DAILY DEALS






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