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All has been well lately; no disasters or drama. I am reading another thought provoking book, Disappointed with God by Philip Yancey. It is consuming my free time, but this is not a bad thing considering that I twisted a knee the other day when my sweet cousin screamed cockroach below, and it needs to healed before Saturday when my daughter has a show. (What a good excuse to lay around and read, yes?)

Anyway, when I finish Yancey’s book I am trying to decide between Alcorn’s If God is Good, Making all Things New by Henri Nouen, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, or the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. I used to read several books at one time without a hiccup, but as I get older, it is becoming difficult to keep track of too many story lines at once, and besides, I am not to sure if I would really like to have those four jumbled up together in my mind. So it is only a question of which one first 🤔

On a more personal note, upon the surprising realization of my solitary state, I decided it was maybe time to get out there and mingle with the opposite gender. So I girded up my courage, and signed up for an online dating site, thinking to find some company 😑 This did not go so well as it became apparent that all the gentlemen I would be interested in had marriage as their end goal, and alas, I have no desire to marry again…..sigh

So I suppose it is rather apt, that the book I am reading is summing up with, life’s not fair, get over it, and Love the Lord your God with your all in all, in spite of it.

Harsh perhaps, but quite helpful. For if your end goal is fairness, rather than love, disappoint is sure to follow you all the days of your life.

❤️❤️❤️

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Surprise

I asked for the hole in the front yard to be filled in, hum….

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I suppose I should have expected this when I told him not to worry about leveling the yard, that I was okay with a mountain since I intend to plant trees……..but?

Maybe I should not have been my usual overly dramatic self and used the word mountain…..🤔

Then again, his job description is to be helpful, and I suppose the smile his antics brought to my face was truly the most helpful thing he could have done for me yesterday.

So, I am beginning to become attached to my mountain. Every queendom should have one you know, and with a few strategically placed yard gnomes and such, who could complain?

Still, I remember saying this about Cedarella, and it was not too long before she up and disappeared.

I think my family must not like yard gnomes or something…..sigh

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Worthwhile Consumption

I just finished Postively Powerless by L.L. Martin. It is a book I will recommend to all in my family. For I found it to be a game changer in my current walk with the Lord, and a much desired jump start regarding my long ignored bedside reading pile, which had been growing to dangerous heights from my neglect, but is now once again consuming me in a very good way.

Blessings Belinda

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Number Five and Two

I have hired help for the summer,

His job description is: Be Helpful.

Sigh….I really must work on my indeterminate vagueness,

For it really is not very helpful.

But then again, that’s why I hired him,

Smirk, Snicker, Rumble.

In all seriousness though,

He is more than up to the task,

Thus, this is going to be a splendiforous Summer.

Perhaps my last one with his full attention,

So yes, oh yes! I plan to treasure every moment of it.

But I am not despondent,

For this is only the beginning of the adventure,

And I cannot wait to see where life leads him.

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Simul Justus et Peccator

We may take comfort about our souls if we know anything of an inward fight and conflict. It is the invariable companion of genuine Christian holiness. It is not everything, I am well aware, but it is something. Do we find in our heart of hearts a spiritual struggle? Do we feel anything of the flesh lusting against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh, so that we cannot do the things we would? (Gal. 5:17)….Well, let us thank God for it! It is a good sign. It is strongly probable evidence of the great work of sanctification….Anything is better than apathy, stagnation, deadness, and indifference.

~J.C. Ryle~

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Blessed Be

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 1:1-5

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