Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Things Jim has Pointed my way to...

Canadian politics... this made me laugh! :)

JollyBlogger made me think with hyper-controllers.

When I first saw this book page that Jim sent me to, I thought...I don't want to read that. Then I listened, and thought ... okay..this would be an INTERESTING book.

oh....and one thing that someone on the meatrabbit board pointed my way to, and that I then pointed Jim's way to. NOTE: it is graphic. I just found it fascinating. Heron Catches Rabbit.

Monday, September 29, 2008

All is in Subjection to him

Now when I study the bible I try to take chunks at a time that make sense. This next chunk is rather large, not sure if I'll get through it all today or not. But from Hebrews 2 we get these words:
5Now it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6It has been testified somewhere,

"What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
7You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,

8putting everything in subjection under his feet."

Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

10For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12saying,

"I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."

13And again,

"I will put my trust in him."

And again,

"Behold, I and the children God has given me."

14Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Remember, the author is talking about how Christ is superior to the angels, and since he is, the words he speaks are all the more worth listening to and heeding.

In this next section he quotes a section from Psalm 8 (one of my favourite psalms by the by). For a short time, Christ was made a little lower than the angels, just for a little while. And Christ has been crowned with glory and honour. AND God put everything in subjection to him. Now what does that mean?

To have something placed in subjection means that someone else has the authority, the control over you. God put everything in subjection to Christ. Even though we don't see it all the time, that's the way it is. Everything is under the control of Christ.
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

I'm not going to say that I understand it all. After all, if one has been given the control, why is that same one made less than something that is in subjection to you? But I do know that the author is being clear about the superiority of Christ to the angels. Angels aren't to be worshiped, CHRIST is. Christ is better, his words are better. He's just better all round. He is the one that everything else is in subjection to.

The author goes on to say that it was through Christ that all things exist. It was through Christ that salvation is found. Salvation was perfected through the suffering of Christ.

The rest of this passage has deep stuff to think about so I'm going to leave it for now. Please leave your thoughts on this passage if you have them. I feel like I am merely skimming the surface of all God can teach me here.

Meet Chester

If you have children, grandchildren, or just like to read fun children's stories. Go to the library, go find this book and read it. you'll laugh, you're children will laugh. It's a good wee read.




AND there's a second one coming out. We are being patient waiting for it to show up at the library. Patience, patience. :)

Chester is WAY too catty in this book. Just way too catty. :)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sadness, prayers needed.

A blogger that I read fairly regularly is New Lumps.
His family is in need of your prayers. Their daughter was murdered.

All I can say is prayers are needed in this time of mourning. Go here to Terry Stauffer's blog.

for those interested, here's the write up in the edmonton sun.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

And God said.....so it happened

Jim's passage for this week Sunday is Genesis 1:14-25

14And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so. 16And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

20And God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens." 21So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

24And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. 25And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

And God said....Let there be light. Light to show the seasons. Light for the night. Light for the day. Light and Dark were separated. And it was so.

And God said....Let there be water creatures. Let there be air creatures. And it was so.

And God said... Let there be earth creatures. And it was so.

God said it. It happened.
I just think it's so cool. God's word was sufficient.

And God saw that IT WAS GOOD.

And it is, isn't it? When you look at the world around you, can't you see the goodness of God. Despite the effects of sin, it is good isn't it?

I am sometimes amazed at the sheer creativity that God displayed.
Who would have imagined a platypus? Or a giraffe? Whales? Frogs that can change their sex? It's just amazing.

Birds that can fly!
Fish that can swim down so far and NOT be crushed by the water above them.
Animals that can live in harmony with each other.
Ants.... Justin's into a book in ants right now. Seeing how they work together and are busy all the time. Who would have created ants?

And it was all God's doing. He said let there be....and there was. It's just very cool.

Oh I am Saddened

I was browsing some blogs and came across this at Godward Thoughts, that Ray Boltz claims to happily homosexual. I have LOVED this man's singing. His songs have touched my heart and at times caused my relationship with God to deepen as I considered the words to his songs and went to scripture.

He's apparently left his wife and children and is living as a homosexual while proclaiming the name of Christ.

Oh but I am so saddened to hear this news. It does nothing for the cause of Christianity, and shows how easily deceived we can be.

I found this written at onenewsnow:
"If this is the way God made me, then this is the way I’m going to live...I really feel closer to God because I no longer hate myself." Those were the words of Ray Boltz in an interview with the Washington Blade about his decision to engage in homosexuality. Boltz, a father of four who was married for 33 years before officially divorcing his wife this year, is well-known for his widely acclaimed songs "Thank You" and "I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb."
I have to wonder....how can living against the word of God bring someone closer to him? That makes no sense.

Seems I will need to add Ray Boltz to my prayer list that he
1. receive some good teaching from a solid man of God
2. come back, or at least really turn to, the God of the Bible

Friday, September 26, 2008

rather not, though it's kinda cool

So I have a very sick momma rabbit with eleven 13 day old kits.

I'd rather not have her sick.
I'd rather not be trying to save those kits with goats milk and a bottle.

BUT it is rather cool when you see a kit go hold on...I"m hungry... and this rubber thing has FOOD in it! I WANT IT!!! and I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is rather cool.
the rest is well...not so cool.

And I get to do this twice a day.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Think about it

Today I start into Hebrews 2. In Hebrews one we learned of Christ's superiority to the angels. The author of Hebrews continues God's word to use telling us that we have to pay attention to what we hear. Let us read:
1Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, 4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
See...the message that we got from the angels was reliable, therefore imagine how reliable the words are from the Son of God himself! We must pay attention to these words. If we don't, we might drift away from them.

And we if we drift away from them (God's words), KNOWING that transgression and disobedience have their own retribution, if we neglect so great a salvation, what type of retribution do you think would be in hand for us? Think about it. Just think on that....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Parenting Question - You Not Going to Leave Mom?

Okay...it's been almost two weeks.

Our buggy freaks when I'm not home when he wakes up. Okay....maybe freaks is the wrong word but he's not a happy camper if I'm not in the house when he wakes up.

He doesn't want to go to bed at night 'cause I might leave when he's sleeping.

When I get up in the morning he'll be up within the half hour wanting to walk the dog with me so I'm not leaving him when he's sleeping.

It's a bit of a struggle because I want to just go and walk the dog by myself. No child. Just me and my dog chillin' first thing in the morning. No pleas to go the park. No Why questions. Just me and my dog alone in the morning, getting ready for the day.

I've tried slipping out but that means leaving my night owl hubby to deal with child when he's ill-prepared to do so...he needs his morning sleep like I need my night sleep. Differing schedules don'tcha know.

I've given up my alone times in the morning...but I miss them terribly...AH!!!!!
Tell me this is just a stage and it'll pass. I can live with this for now then.....
OR give me some hints...how do I help this boy of mine to stop being so terribly worried about me leaving the house without him.

How do I deal with this?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Angels and the Son of Man

Decided to read a bit more today in Hebrews. This from the first chapter.
5For to which of the angels did God ever say,

"You are my Son,
today I have begotten you"?

Or again,

"I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son"?

6And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

"Let all God’s angels worship him."

7Of the angels he says,

"He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire."

8But of the Son he says,

"Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions."

10And,

"You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.
But you are the same,
and your years will have no end."

13And to which of the angels has he ever said,

"Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?

14Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

So we have some direct comparisons which show how Christ the Lord is better than angels.

  1. God has not called any of the angels his son.
  2. God told the angels to worship his son. He has not told them to worship each other.
  3. Angels are winds, and his ministers a flame of fire. BUT his son on the other hand has a throne that's been established forever and ever.
  4. The son has been anointed with the oil of gladness.
  5. None of the angels sit at his right hand.
  6. The angels are ministering spirits sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation.
Rather neat isn't it? To see those differences. To see a bit more what angels are.

I had a conversation with someone some time back about angels, how she loves angels and so forth. I have to admit that I don't get this fascination and veneration of angels. They, like us, serve God. They do his bidding. They serve us (his called one who will inherit salvation). So I don't quite get it. I didn't tell that lady that. I just tried to point her to the one who made the angels, not sure if she heard me though.

But Hebrews One makes it plain. The son of man, Jesus Christ our Lord, is better than the angels. And that is that! :)

Whining, the dentist, whining, gardening, Long nap

Justin wet the bed during this unexpectedly LONG afternoon on Tuesday. So Tuesday night (since Tuesday evening was so busy) he slept with me. He woke up at 4 a.m. but we dozed off and on until 7 a.m. Then up to walk Sassy, followed by whining about this that and the other thing (him NOT me).

RUSHED to go to the dentist...me whining at Jim that I had no time to shower and being a bit grumpy about it all. Got to the dentist 10 minutes late...and then sat for 10 minutes until they could see us. Justin was GOOD at the dentist. So we went thrift shopping. Justin got one more pair of pants and three shirts AND a train. That boy just LOVES trains. :)

Home again.
Where life again proved challenging to Justin and myself. Justin forgetting to talk properly instead of whining his way through the world of communication. Sometimes it's a challenge.

But things picked up again later. Jim came home with two young guinea pigs. One healthy, and one sick...rather badly sick. That one died later in the day. BUT the distraction of BINNIE!!!! arriving was enough to turn things around for Justin. We rearranged a few thing in his bedroom and then played in the house for a bit. Justin was encouraged to nap but that proved a challenge for him (BUT IT'S LIGHT OUT MOM!!!!) So he played and helped me work outside, and then at 430 ish, after munching on tomatoes and ground cherries, he disappeared into the house, and since he'd been acting hungry I followed him and got him to eat a bit of supper. Left him and then checked on him at 5 and he was snoozing on the couch.

Ah...silence! :)

He slept until 8.
yes, I know...did I set myself up for a late night? NOPE! Told the lad when I go to bed...so is he. That will be eleven so I'm not too worried. and he does play quietly in his room if he's awake. (at least I hope he follows that same routine tonight).

BUT today I got
1. 5 rabbits medicated.
2. one garden emptied and turned over
3. one section of the composter repaired AND all the not-all-composted stuff scooped into that section.
4. listed my compost on kijiji to see if I can sell any of it (have two half sections that can go).
5. Justin's room organized a bit better again WITH a train track set up in the room too. :)
6. Supper made for hubby (yes, it was a cheater supper but hey...I turned on the oven!) :) I ate some leftovers as that was quick and easy.
7. ALL the laundry done...took me three days but it's done for this week! extra bed sheet loads and everything. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

This Week's Sermon Passage - in the beginning

This week Sunday Jim is starting his series on Genesis.
He starts off with Genesis 1:1-2.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
In the beginning....GOD.
In the beginning....God created.

It wasn't evolution.
It wasn't the "big bang".
It wasn't an accident.
It was purposeful action.

What did he create?
The heavens and the earth.
Not like it is right now. It was just a big old mess. (my paraphrase) :)
It was something brand new.

What was it like?
It was without form and void.
It was darkness covering deepness.
I have to admit.....what I picture is a big swirling mass of confusion. Like when you're mixing a stew and you have bits and pieces of stuff just floating about which may or may not be definable, but ends up being a good thing. But this stew was dark and deep and has God floating over top of it.

AND the Spirit of God hovered over it.

This is what God did in the very beginning of time.
He made a new thing.
How?
I have no clue. He just did it.

It shows that God has been around FOREVER.
It shows that God is the one that started it all.

Think about, no REALLY think about it. It can be mind-boggling.
God made it.
We do ultimately make anything. Without God we'd have nothing to make.
We did not make God.
God made us.

If you want deeper thoughts, go to Jim's blog, he wrote these posts a bit ago. But I re-read them today and thought, yes, there is stuff to be learned here that we often don't think about.

Anyways, this is a mystery to ponder today. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mouse Trap




See this trap?
These things work!

I bought one after looking for one for a while. :) Anyways, they sell from $15-30 in stores (a bit out of my price range). I got mine at a yard sale for $5. :) Yeah for me! Yeah for Jim seeing it!

I have caught both of my wayward mice.
one male.....very wild and scared. I plopped him into my boy cage (he's the only boy in there).
One very pregnant female. Not quite as wild acting. She I plopped in with my other girls.
They did well for the past two months surviving in the wild. Smart mice!

I'm hoping it will also catch any other wild mice that are running about the neighbourhood getting into my rabbit food and such like.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

For all Canadians, or even those slightly wannabes :)

Check out this quiz. It's put out by the globe and mail. I have no clue how long it will be around.

Chances are you'll do better then my first try (9/20) but give it a whirl. :)

Monday, September 08, 2008

I am HIS own, I CAN call out to him

good morning

Wanted to do something for devotions this morning and can't put my hands on the book I'm reading, so.... I went to biblegateway and their verse of the day seemed good to me, so I took the whole Psalm as something I could read.

Psalm 143
1Hear my prayer, O LORD;
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
2 Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.

3For the enemy has pursued my soul;
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.

5 I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
Selah

7 Answer me quickly, O LORD!
My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.

9 Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD!
I have fled to you for refuge!
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!

11 For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life!
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your servant.

A cry from the heart of a man (David) to God.
David so wants God to hear him.
  • his plea for mercy
  • his request for what I see as comfort from the enemies that press in against him
  • his desire not to be judged poorly though all around him seem to not be living for God.
David is heart-sore, tired and appalled at his life and those around him.
He remembers how things used to be - all that God has done, the works of his hands.
And he is SO thirsty for the voice, the hand of God in his life.
God please answer me, quickly please is his heart cry.

David states so eloquently how it is GOD that he trusts in.
8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
He cries out to God for deliverance from his enemies, how it is God to whom he flees.
Not to anyone else folks...it's to God. Not to neighbouring countries, not to the help of an army, it is simply to God that he calls out to. Help me God. And in the midst of his cry for help he also says....God teach me your will, YOU are my God, I want to do what you want me to do. Let me be led by your Spirit.

He ends the psalm asking for his life to be preserved, that his soul be brought out of trouble, that his enemies be cut off...why? Because he is God's servant.

I had to think about that for a moment you know. This realization that like David I am a servant of God. I can cry out to God with all my heart. I can expect God to answer me BECAUSE I am one of his very own. Even as I ask for help I can also say God...continue to teach me, continue to help me know your very own will for my life.

Cool eh?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

How to see God in All?

So as you know, I've decided to study the Sunday's sermons passage before church. Wow...certainly helped me listen better since I knew the basic gist of what he was going to talk about. Even missing the first five minutes due to Justin having to get some crayons which were SUPPOSED to be in my church bag but somehow weren't I still followed the sermon fairly well.

ANYWAYS>>>>>
One of the things Jim mentioned was that we need to focus on God ALL the time. To look for him in things. To make it a point of doing so. It helps us to know God better and therefore to boast in him and our knowledge of him. (I am paraphrasing).

That got me thinking.
As some of you know, we plan to homeschool Justin. A part of Jim's sermon was that folks in school need to think about how God fits in with their schooling. When taking a college course...how do you see God in your art class?

I'm thinking it would behoove me to figure out how to get Justin NOW and throughout his schooling to think about how God figures into it all. I really want to help Justin develop a solidly Christian world-view, so that means helping him figure out how God fits into his world in every way that I can think of, help him shape his thinking.

So now I have to figure out, how can I do that?
It's more I think than using scripture in study - whether that be copywork, or memorization or whatever. Though that's part of it, because the more Justin knows the word of God, the more hopefully he'll learn of it and become drawn to God more as I pray that God will draw Justin to himself. (I probably said that poorly).

But how do I teach him to really think about how God fits in with it all? That's my query. I am NOT a hugely critical thinker. Jim is WAY more discerning about things than I am. I can get the thought that something isn't right, but Jim tends to pinpoint it really quickly. :) I'm quicker at saying where I see God in something, but I don't know..... I feel somewhat unprepared for this aspect of things and want to figure out how to feel more "prepared" to help my boy in this important aspect of knowing and loving God.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Artifacts to Go Digital

Somewhere in the blogosphere I was pointed to this article. Sorry I can't remember who...so if it was you remind me. Then I'll properly HT you. :)
Decades after a Bedouin shepherd stumbled upon the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, technological advancements have uncovered additional text never before decipherable on the ancient biblical manuscripts. Using infrared technology, the Israel Antiquities Authority had recently begun digitally photographing the scrolls in order to monitor their condition. But when the first scans came back, officials noticed that formerly illegible portions were now clearly readable. Israel Antiquities Authority head of conservation Pnina Shor told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation it was “like letters coming back to life.” Once the digital scans of the scrolls are completed, the Israel Antiquities Authority plans to make the images available on the Internet where anyone can view them.

Friday, September 05, 2008

This Week's Sermon Passage

I'm going to try to do a new thing once a week. Look at the bible passage that Jim is going to preach on for the morning, and try to learn from it. :) I'm hoping that this will help me hear the morning sermon better while caring for a three year old in church. have no clue what day I will do this one...but suspecting it will be Fridays as Jim does the order of worship on Thursdays for the most part.

Sunday's passage will be Jeremiah 9:12-26
12 Who is the man so wise that he can understand this? To whom has the mouth of the LORD spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined and laid waste like a wilderness, so that no one passes through? 13And the LORD says: "Because they have forsaken my law that I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice or walked in accord with it, 14but have stubbornly followed their own hearts and have gone after the Baals, as their fathers taught them. 15Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will feed this people with bitter food, and give them poisonous water to drink. 16 I will scatter them among the nations whom neither they nor their fathers have known, and I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them."
17Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Consider, and call for the mourning women to come;
send for the skillful women to come;
18let them make haste and raise a wailing over us,
that our eyes may run down with tears
and our eyelids flow with water.
19For a sound of wailing is heard from Zion:
'How we are ruined!
We are utterly shamed,
because we have left the land,
because they have cast down our dwellings.'"

20Hear, O women, the word of the LORD,
and let your ear receive the word of his mouth;
teach to your daughters a lament,
and each to her neighbor a dirge.
21For death has come up into our windows;
it has entered our palaces,
cutting off the children from the streets
and the young men from the squares.
22Speak, "Thus declares the LORD: 'The dead bodies of men shall fall
like dung upon the open field,
like sheaves after the reaper,
and none shall gather them.'"

23Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."

25"Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will punish all those who are circumcised merely in the flesh— 26 Egypt, Judah, Edom, the sons of Ammon, Moab, and all who dwell in the desert who cut the corners of their hair, for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart."

Though his immediate text is Jeremiah 9:23-24

23Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."
from this immediate text these are my thoughts....... What do I boast in? Do I boast in myself, in my hubby, in my son, in the things that "I" do, in the fact that 'my hubby' was nice and did thus and such so that I could do this other thing? This text clearly points to the error of such thinking. My only boast should be that I know the Lord. That I want to understand God and his ways. That my Lord is the one who practices steadfast love, justice and righteousness in the earth. God delights in these things.

I have to admit....that's not often how I think. I am learning to thank God for the things he allows me to get done each day, but so often my first thought is .... I did good today. I got this that and the other thing done. I did good. I fail to acknowledge God in the doing, and I fail to boast in what I should...that I am getting to know God better, that I am daily understanding some of his ways better. THIS is what my primary focus should be, it makes the rest of life fall into place so much better. I want to be a delight to my Lord and Saviour and this passage teaches me how I can do that. So then..... let me do it. :)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

We had Company


a brown snake.
found this one in our wood pile.

Do it again!

what we heard for the rest of the day until we went back.
Do it again, do it cars again?


video

Note: he started off being rather unsure about all this. Did he want the green car or the purple car. Finally settled on the green. Wanted mom to come to, but I declined but stayed close. The first couple of go rounds were a case of uncertainty and then the light came on...this might be fun! The smiles came, the conversation came, the grins.....mommies LOVE grins! :)

STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Justin needed the train to stop, that he did. :)
video

We're back again :)

Wow, what a nice time away we had.

We camped at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

We visited with friends of Jim's from college days. Young family with two young children. Justin played well with them.

We hung out and did "nothing".
We read lots of books (all three of us).
We slept.

Justin played with children.
He enjoyed playing in "the barn" in the day use area.
We went swimming.
We did some sight-seeing and some shopping.
We ate well. We ate poorly. :) Hey...we're camping. :)

Justin cried when we left. He wanted to stay camping. "want to stay camping and get chocolate milk!" Such a mournful cry.

When I returned I had a litter of babies!!!!!!!!! Two in fact. A singleton from a new mom. And eight from my big back doe. The new mom I expected, the eight well..... were a really, really nice surprise from a late running doe. :)

The good: relaxing, laughing, reading, camp fires, visiting, etc....
The odd: seeing a little boy rip off his clothes and run around the camp site peeing as he went. "Justin! Put some clothes on, we go pee in the bathroom!" "NO! Pee on the grass!"
The bad: LONG grass on our campsite - made the campsite seem like it was wet all the time, Yellow Jackets galore!, and mosquitos as constant.