When I read the part where King Nebuchadezzer said "and the king answered: Lo, I see four men loose."
My brain read "and the king answered, Lol, I see four men loose!" Should I be concerned?
"Note to Mother: Why do we want a house of order? A house of order provides a comfortable, safe harbor for family and friends. But what happens if life gets in the way? What happens if Billy has to go to the ER for stitches, when we are doing our Saturday Special Teams stuff? What happens if Sunday rolls around or friends drop by and the house anything but orderly?
Do you think that is what happened to Martha? Jesus and his followers dropped in on a day, when the bread wouldn’t rise, the goats got out, the next door neighbor’s dog got in the chicken coop, and she was just getting over the flu. Wonderful homemaker that she was, Martha had a plan for visitors—perfect food—perfect surroundings—perfect Martha. Even though Jesus was important to her, many things troubled her. Her image of herself as the perfect homemaker got in the way of what was important—time with her friend and Savior. Her expectations of honor and praise got in the way of people.While we pursue order in our homes, let us not forget the reason for that order—family, friends, and fellowship. Yes, people are more comfortable, when the house is neat, tidy, and organized. But let’s not put the cart before the horse. When caught unexpectedly, forget embarrassment (or pride as it really is) and focus on people. Growing up in my youthful home, possessions were dearer than people. Stuff was more cherished than children. This was utterly destructive to my little psyche. In your home, put pride aside and let interactions with individuals be more important than image. This is emotional good housekeeping or the lack of emotional homelessness."
"If the Savior stood beside me, would I do the the things I do..."
phenomenal idea! What else can I choose to let go of in my life, that isn't inline with my goals? Very insightful article.
|Kyanne doing Grown Up.|
“The battle today, between Babylon and Zion, is being waged between the synapses of our brains.”(I’m no neurologist, but I’ve had enough physiology to know that synapses are how our brains process messages. They are crucial to the biological computation of perception and thought.)
“Your time with the word of the Lord is your personal Urim and Thummim. It is there that God will speak to you. Frequent the scriptures often enough that your brain craves that kind of input – that your day feels incomplete without it.”Have you been there? That place of truly feasting on God’s word? I have. And I’m sure you have too. I love how Jeremiah describes it.
“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart” (Jeremiah 15:16).I have also been in that place where I don’t crave the scriptures, because my reading is sporadic, even neglectful. And in retrospect, I can see I have filled my precious time with things that matter much less.
"choosing a good attitude -even when it's hard."But, I know from experience, like the rest of you, a lecture is about as inspiring as a poke in the eye. Instead I'm trying to sing when I feel like growling at the innocent Littles.
35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
|Natasha Herzig (middle)|
|Our Witch's Pantry. Kids are doing good at staying out of the treats|
Life is getting back to normal, it's been a long year and a half, with the pregnancy and little sweet hearted, -non sleeping, -picky, -non bottle drinking, Rusty. Truthfully this kid doesn't believe in nursing outside my bedroom, just the two of us (leaving 3 other littles all alone with grand possibilities of reeking household havoc).
"He does not! He doesn't even have teeth!"And, when we brought him home, Bridge kept poking at his eyes trying to see if "those grow in later" like teeth do.