What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Crafting On


A few days late for the crafting on yarn along but that's how I roll...

Finished up sweater #1 and realized the pretty lace pattern on the bottom gets swallowed up in this particular yarn.  I decided to do sweater #2 in a slightly different pattern to avoid the lace bit at the end.  I finished that one up this morning and it is now being blocked too.  Just needs a few buttons sewn on and then both will be done.  What happens after that?  I wish I knew.

Bought the book Adopted for LIFE: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell Moore a few weeks ago and positively devoured it.  I am forcing Matt to read it now.  ;-)   I think this book ought to be a MUST READ for every pro-life person and, most especially, for every.single.Christian to read.  As adopted sons and daughters, we know firsthand the great joy that adoption brings to the fatherless- as we once were.   And as sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father and King, we have a perfect example to emulate. We, His church, ought to be at the forefront of the fight for the orphaned, widowed and unloved.  Russell Moore gives a stirring call to all believers to not just love the idea of caring for orphans- but to actually be DOING it.  And he encourages believers in all circumstances to do their part- and explains so wonderfully how everybody has a "part"- even if they are unable to adopt themselves. 

Just really good. 

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The Month That Was: August



























































kiddy ziplines::  Hanging with Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Mary:: new puppies:: juicy peaches:: pony rides:: hottub sitting:: amusement parks:: animal parks:: camping with friends:: flowers ablaze:: berry pickin':: skinny dippin':: driving, driving, driving:: tomatoes ripening:: handmedownridingmowersthatdon'tmowbutdohaulhappychildrenhitherandyon:: flooding everywhere:: firewood splitting:: swampy overgrown gardens:: August.

It was quite a month. 

Out of breath and head awhirl, I have to somehow rein in the jumbled, weedy, untended mess that my mind, garden, children, chores and home became this summer.  It is time for organized school shelves.  Cool weather clothes.  Weekly school schedules.  Structured days.  Bookwork.  Brainpower.  Mopped floors.  Dusted corners.  Prioritizing not procrastinating.  It's time to turn my attention to all that I've been neglecting.

I feel ready for the end results, perhaps...the structured school days and the learning and the tidied home and the sweaters and canned tomatoes and the fallishness in the air but I don't feel ready in the slightest to do the dirty work of 'getting there'.  And there is a lot of 'getting there' to be done before any thing really productive can happen.