It’s the last week of school here.
I didn’t get the baby quilt done in time to take to the shower…I was so upset at myself, but I found out there, that, the dad may change one of the twin girls’ name. A blessing in disguise, as I personalized the little blankies. I may have to unsew a block on each one and make a change before I gift them.
And the walking, blah. I am so lazy and sleepy this morning, there is a little fog outside, and I want my bed! But I know that my friend will be waiting on me at the bus stop, so I will lace up my old tennies and huff and puff my way through a half hour stroll.
Filed under: Health
My grlfriends at the bus stop have partnered with me to get me moving and get healthy. We started with a little walking in May to kind of warm up and stretch some very unused muscles. But this is our goal. To use the Couch to 5k program to get ready to join in our towns fall race.
By the time you read this, i will be going on 35 hours without sleep.
Why? Because I procrastinated on making the quilt for a friends’ baby shower that is happening Sunday at 1p whether I get the last stitch done or not. I really have to find a better way to let go of perfection and just let creativity happen. I have the idea in my head of how I wish it looked. My skills aren’t quite up to my ideals yet, so I have a bit of a wonky gift in this quilt.
I just hope she appreciates handmade in the spirit it is given and isn’t overly into store-bought.
Filed under: misc.
Today is May 28th. It is the day my mother was born. I wish I could send her a card, share a cake, and give her a hug.
This is a photo from Mother’s Day. I wore my mom’s wedding rings in her honor to church, this is the Bible I received when I graduated high school. I use it fairly often. I have passed my childhood Bible down to my daughter, it is well worn, written in, passages highlighted, been in the rain, at Camp Cowen numerous times, and who knows what else it has been through. I have my moms last Bible in my memory collection. It is a large print Bible. I haven’t started carrying it yet, maybe in a few years I will appreciate that large type.
On her birthday, as on Mother’s Day. I have laughter and tears. Memories and longing for her voice. Stories to tell my children, and ones I keep to myself.
Holly made the PTHS JV Squad for next season!
Filed under: misc.
It is a juggling act today:
I miss my mother terribly and so wish iI could hear her voice, give her a kiss on the cheek, and watch her play with my children.
I am so thankful for my own two children that call me Mother or Momma Or Mom. I hope I can be the best for them.
We are going to surprise John’s mom with a quick afternoon visit. I know she will love seeing us there after all these years of living so far away. I can’t help but shed a few tears of jealousy as I watch her interact with our children though. I’m getting better at it year-by-year, but I think the grief will always be with me.
Love and kisses to my mom in heaven.
Sweet wishes for a wonderful day to all of you.
Filed under: Devotion
Pastor Jay is starting the new series on the book of John called “What If…”. He challenged us to think about these things:
“-What If we took the time to look closely at this Jesus and asked, - What if we committed ourselves to knowing Him deeper? – What if we pursued Him in His Word with passion? – What if we threw out all the preconceived ideas and notions about what we thought who Jesus was, and we came to His Word with new eyes? – What if we desired to live out all that He taught us and how He lived, just so others might see Jesus living in us? – What if we took our faith seriously, and made it be more about God, and less about us? – What if we stop pretending to be Christians, and really start living like the followers we are called to be?”
“What If…” Week One, The Word Became Flesh, John 1:1-18
Question 1. Who wrote the Gospel of John? The Apostle John, referred to in the gospel as “the one whom Jesus loved”. Brother of James, son of Zebedee. John was part of the inner circle of disciples most close to Jesus along with James and John. Not John the Baptist, they are two different people.
Question 2. To whom was this gospel written and for what reason? It was written to NEW Christians and to those NON-Christians who were looking to learn more about this man Jesus. John provides real evidence for them both that Jesus really was the Son of God and that all who believe in Him will be saved and have eternal life.
It all starts at the beginning! In the beginning was the WORD. And the Word was WITH God, and the Word WAS God. He was with God in the beginning! verses 1 and 2
THE WORD…- In Him, (the Word), was LIFE. – And that LIFE was the LIGHT of all mankind. verse 4
A matter of the flesh. the Word, God, became FLESH (man). He came and DWELT (lived) with man. verse 14.
Not by the Law, but by GRACE. And now John says, that because Jesus came, there is a NEW Life made available for all who belive in His name. Not a life under the old law, but a Life in the fullness of His GRACE as children of God.
Refernce Ephesians 2:4-7a “But because of His great love for us, God, who is in rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in trandgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved.”
What is YOUR response? Knowing about the Bible and about Jesus is not enough. You must make a change and live for Him. Don’t miss who Jesus is. It isn’t enough to be going through the motions. It doesn’t mean an easy life – there will be consequences for your sins and actions. The difference is, when you are saved, you are forgiven by grace, you just need to pray and confess your sins.
The Memory Verse for the Week is John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
He also provided daily devotional thoughts for us, you can check out the church at HarvestChurchToday.org, and the pastor at, JayHigham.com.
Hope you have a great week!