Friday, April 28, 2006
Tirzah is going to Sacramento
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
All things work for good, and in this case, Tirzah's knitting is becoming quite great.
Thank you for your prayers.
Monday, April 17, 2006
The Banquet Hall
Narnia comes home
Sunday, April 16, 2006
And the color is???
Look what I did!
Saturday, April 15, 2006
The Easter Bunny
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Immigration and a wise President
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
What a Week!!!!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
My Sleepover with Zemeira
Zemeira spent the night with me last night, all by herself! No brothers or sisters, just she and I. It was such a blast! I realized there are things I did with everyone else that I hadn't done with her. We watched Cinderella, the Rogers and Hammerstein version with Brandy and Whoopi Goldberg. Zemeira loves musicals (seven brides for seven brothers is her current favorite). But in the ballroom scene she and I got up and danced around the livingroom. At that moment I realized she and I hadn't done that before. All her life there has been another "kid" to dance with, so she didn't need me for a partner.Zemeira and I have done a lot of things together but it seems there are many things we still have yet to do. She thought she would be big enough to sleep on the couch alone, but wound up on the floor beside me. Mike taught a computer class last night so it was a perfect girl night.
We baked blueberry muffins and after dinner had rootbeer floats! We put her hair up in sponge rollers and after all that girlie tubby time we watched Heidi with Shirley Temple. She was concerned that her hair was too long to have Shirley Temple curls, but she did. She must have had a great night too, because when I went to wake her up this morning, she was laughing out loud in her sleep!!!
I am told she is home now, snoring fast asleep from her sleepover! I guess we wore each other out!
I found this quote today.
"It isn’t how many times you fall that counts, it is getting up each time that matters."
an author wasn't given.
There is a Proverb that is similar Proverbs 24:16 says"For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity. " KJV
The Message put it this way...
"No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don't stay down long; Soon they're up on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces. "
I feel like I have been falling down a lot lately; fights with family members, arguing over things that are literally of no consequence. I keep finding myself back on my feet, but badly bruised. My goal is to not stay down long and to heal quickly.
Years ago, my favorite song was "Warrior is a child" by Twila Paris. And I am not a child any longer. But I still fall down, I still drop my sword and I still am thankful Jesus is there to hold me and heal my aches and pains.
My biggest struggle now is for those I have hurt that don't have the Lord Jesus to pick them up and heal them.
The New Century version puts Prov 24:16 this way
"Even though good people may be bothered by trouble seven times, they are never defeated, but the wicked are overwhelmed by trouble. "
They are overwhelmed by trouble, they are flat on their faces, and calamity seems to be their middle names. I know the only way they will ever stand erect is with Jesus. Yet they chose to reject His hands, His nail scarred, compassionate hands and remain fallen. Their position is already the perfect position for one that is lost to be in. Prostrate before God is where learning to kneel begins and standing in God's Presence is great joy.
The falling and failing will still happen, but the rising up is so healing. A heart change, not a change in position is all it takes. May my heart always be supple enough to change and yield to Jesus. Here is to getting up, again and again and again.