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Halloween and Being Wasteful

I despise Halloween. I hate all the evil imagery that goes along with it. Most of all I hate the waste of pumpkins for jack o lanterns. I think about how many people can be fed with all the wasted pumpkins and how God must be disappointed to see this. There is more to pumpkins besides jack or lanterns. In addition to the favorite pumpkin pie, there soups, roasted pumpkins,  stuffed mini pumpkins and more.
It's really a shame how we as a society have become so used to wasting food.

My Anchor Holds

This is such a beautiful song I really had to share it with you all. It comes to you from The Cyberhymnal
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MY ANCHOR HOLDS Courtesy of the Cyber Hymnal™ An anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19
William C. Martin (1864-1914)
Words:William C. Martin, 1902. Music:Daniel B. Towner (). Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)
Though the angry surges roll
On my tempest driven soul,
I am peaceful, for I know,
Wildly though the winds may blow,
I’ve an anchor safe and sure,
That can evermore endure.
Refrain And it holds, my anchor holds:
Blow your wildest, then, O gale,
On my bark so small and frail;
By His grace I shall not fail,
For my anchor holds, my anchor holds. Mighty tides about me sweep,
Perils lurk within the deep,
Angry clouds o’ershade the sky,
And the tempest rises high;
Still I stand the tempest’s shock,
For my anchor grips the rock.
Refrain I can feel the anchor fast
As I meet each sudden blast,
And…

Being Patient

I have been rather hesitant about writing this post. I actually have been putting it off for a number of years mainly out of fear. My fear is rather silly perhaps but nonetheless it's there so I'm posting this and let the chips fall where they may.


I really don't have patience. When I want something done I want it done right away. Not five minutes later but now. Being patient and waiting on God is even harder for me. You see many years ago we met some sweet Conservative Mennonite fiends and when we go visit them we visit their church. Ever since then we have learned so much about the Anabaptists and what the early Anabaptists went through. You can read about them in Martyrs Mirror.


They believe in following the New Testament teachings of nonresistance, nonconforming, women's veiling etc. All these I have been embracing long before we met our Mennonite friends. Ever since then I have been praying that God would either open the door  for us to go either to our friend…

Self!!!

Last weekend I went to a women's retreat with several ladies from church. Truth be told I originally didn't want to go. It got down to only one remaining spot but I refused to sign up to take that spot.  As it was getting  close to one week before the retreat I started to pray and ask God if He truly wanted me on the retreat I would need someone to call me and ask if I wanted to go. The cost needed to be taken care of too since we couldn't afford the cost. At this point I still had no desire really to go but I was willing to go if God wanted me to.

Sure enough the Saturday before retreat weekend my friend called me to say she can't go on the retreat and asked if I wanted to go in her place and it was all paid for. I'm thinking "Really Lord?" I told her I'd ask my husband Tim and will call her back.


I hung up and went to explain to Tim about not wanting to go on the retreat. I told him about my prayer. He told me that I needed to obey God in this and …