Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Homemaker Monday

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The Stay at Home Mom hosts this each week.




The weather in my neck of the woods
is  just  dandy,   cooler....breezy...less humid!

Things that make me happy:
waking up to  the bustle of birds singing and the  window shade rustling against the  sill  in a soft late summer breeze



Book I'm reading:
The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee
Spiritual Warfare, by E. M. Bounds
The Secrets of Intercession  by Andrew Murray


What I'm enjoying on TV:
  I  just  don't  like  much of anything on tv these days  unless it is an occasional old movie


On the menu for dinner:
hmmmm,,   I have not thought about that yet today...maybe  breakfast

On my To Do List
Monday-  laundry,  a bit of marketing,    doing my mom's hair  and a wee visit
Tuesday-allergy shot, take parents for their  blood check, a wee bit of  physical  testing for moi
Wednesday-  personal prayer  time  church dinner- adult Bible Study
Thursday- catch up on housework day
Friday- errand day 
Saturday-     meet at Lynne's house for some  Sista time  I  am taking  fruit


New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Again, just not in the cooking mode

Looking forward to this week 
again having this bit of medical  testing  business behind me.....  as well as  this  wee issue that has been plaguing me for a month now




No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):





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This photo  was taken last week  at the tea room....   and I was thinking  yes  we need to be praying that over our nation  daily!




On my mind:
How easy it is for  we humans to lose  our tenacity  in  looking up  and  living life  as if we  really mean  it when we say God is in control...  even when  uncertain things are on the horizon 

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verse
Longing for Christ
 taken from  Truth for Life




Such is the language of the believer panting after present fellowship with Jesus-he is sick for his Lord. Gracious souls are never perfectly at ease except when they are in close communion with Christ; for when they are away from Him, they lose their peace. The nearer to Him, the nearer to the perfect calm of heaven; the nearer to Him, the fuller the heart is, not only of peace, but of life and vigor and joy, for these all depend on constant fellowship with Jesus. What the sun is to the day, what the moon is to the night, what the dew is to the flower, such is Jesus Christ to us. What bread is to the hungry, clothing to the naked, the shadow of a great rock to the traveler in a sun-scorched land, such is Jesus Christ to us. And therefore if we are not consciously one with Him, we should not be surprised if our spirit cries in the words of the Song, "I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am sick with love."
This earnest longing after Jesus has a blessing attending it: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness";1 and therefore, supremely blessed are those who thirst for the Righteous One. Blessed is that hunger, since it comes from God: If I do not experience the blessedness of being filled, I will come again in my emptiness and eagerness until I am filled with Christ. If I do not yet feed on Jesus, I will continue to hunger and thirst after Him. There is a hallowedness about that hunger, since it sparkles among the beatitudes of our Lord. But the blessing involves a promise. These hungry ones "shall be satisfied" with what they desire. If in this way Christ causes us to long after Him, He will certainly satisfy those longings; and when He does come to us, as come He will, how sweet it will be!
1Matthew 5:6

2 comments:

  1. sounds like a very peaceful way to wake up sounds lovely to me and reminds me of being a little girl at my grandmas sleeping with the window open :) come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  2. Wish I could wake up like that :) Sounds peaceful.

    Hope you have a great week and hope all the tests go well.

    Hugs,
    Sandra

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