Finishing a Book Project that could ONLY be God!!!
The past few days have been so precious. Everyone around here knows that our Spring days are numbered, but for now, they are wonderful!! I have spent every single minute that I have possibly been able to squeeze out, savoring the breeze, smelling the gardenias, clipping things from my garden and popping them in vases around the house.
I love watching new things pop out each day, a surprise of color everywhere I look.
Seasons are like that, bringing change, spreading colors that demand our attention, buds that hold things inside not yet revealed. Surprises that almost always involve some clean up once they have been enjoyed and usually never last long enough.
Yesterday, I had some special time wandering about in my little backyard garden with one of my G-Boys.
Moving from place to place. Shade to sun. Rocker to swing.
Now you tell me, WHAT could be better than this!!!
“If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing that God invents”
Apprehending Every Minute!!
Tastes and See that the Lord is Good!!!
My precious little Granddaughter has a new ritual. Every time she comes to my house to visit (which praise God is often since they live practically around the corner!!) she is not here long before she states her request………………
“Let’s have a tea party G”…She prances into the kitchen to begin to point out to me what she desires for this particular party. There has to be something chocolate, PB&J cut on the angle, pink lemonade and clothe napkins!
Oh and there must be china and flowers on the table!!!
My heart just bubbles with pride. She knows her T-Party etiquette. We sit at the dinning table, say a prayer, then SHE pours for both of us. Did I say all over both of us……well, she is learning.
I am so honored to be invited to Tea with my G-Girl and understand oh so well how quickly these special moments pass.
I pray that I am never too busy for Tea Parties, never too busy to capture these little memories on my camera and in my heart, and never too busy to stop and smell the pink lemonade!!
I know that you guys have missed my “Sweet Tea” this past week. I have just returned from another new adventure in God with Lifeway.
After a VERY!!! did I say “VEEERRRY” rough flight into the Springs, I sat in a chair in the middle of the airport and cried. Hows that for a Faith Giant!! You all know how I LOVE to fly on airplanes, well this flight was from the dark side! I was so airsick that it took me all night after we arrived just to get my landlegs. I always kiss the ground (in my mind) upon landing but this was beyond kissing level. In any case, I have grown to accept my flight fright as part of my surrender to God. I recite every scripture that I know (and I make a few up) on every trip. It is good for me!
Our first day in Colorado was a bit of a blurr…did I say burrr??? Jayne and I arrived in Colorado Springs for “Fully Loaded” on Wednesday and awoke on Thursday morning to a snow storm. It was AWESOME!! I even managed to send a video on my cell phone to Honey and Julianna. I was so proud of myself. I am becoming a true “techie” (is that how you spell it?)
The day started a bit rough as none of my speaking supplies arrived by UPS as they were supposed to, in fact they NEVER got there. After a bit of a crash and burn, God got a hold of my heart again and I decided to trust Him to make it all work out.
He Did!! It was wonderful as my workshops were filled to overflow and had all the “fun” girls!! We had a blast!
Jacob can tell me the name of pretty much any fish I point out. He knows where they live, when they eat and what they eat. He knows how many are legal to catch and how to catch them. Jacob loves to fish!!
What one thing, or things, do you do in life that makes your heart pound faster and demands every drop of your attention? What do you think about day and night? What do you study, dream about, read about and talk about that makes you feel like you were born to do it? What do you live to apprehend?
When I read what Paul expresses in Philippians 3:10-12 I see this condition at work. Paul has spent his entire life pursuing excellence and success. He has grown into a man who prides himself on his education and his passion for what he believes in. Paul is admittedly zealous in his murderous pursuit of Christians to the destruction of men, women and children. I can just imagine that prior to his being “apprehended” by Christ, when he had a Christian at the tip of his sword he probably felt a bit like Jacob felt when he nailed that big fish. Proud, accomplished, on top of his world. But then, suddenly, things changed for Paul. In the blink of an eye (so to speak), Paul’s life came unglued. He realized that he has been FISHING in the wrong waters. Using the wrong bait. Catching the wrong fish!!
His zeal had been misplaced. His passion paused. Within minutes, maybe seconds, Paul’s whole world changed. Everything that he had fought so hard to accomplish shattered around him as he slammed right smack into The Saviour of the World. Jehovah. El Shaddai. The one and only Messiah. His Lord.
Paul was apprehended.
I remember the day in my life that I had the same experience. Everything that I had thought mattered was shattered and fell around me in a pile of mistakes and bad choices. It was the day that I slammed right smack into the Saviour of the World, The Saviour, Jehovah. El Shaddai. The Messiah. My Lord!!
I was apprehended.
I am apprehended today!! Are you???
I would love to hear your FISH tale 🙂