13 April 2009

Well Worth Reading

One of my very first blog-friends was Tonia; her blog continues to be a favourite read for me.

Today she is the featured mama over at The Flourishing Mother's Mama Monday post

Here is a taste of the wisdom she shares in her interview:

"you should be asking yourself what kind of life do you want to have in five years, ten years, twenty years?
...then live that life now. don't wait for someday when the house is clean or you are less tired or you quit working or your husband gets a raise. search out the ways you can live the life you want right now."

Do go read it; won't you?

10 April 2009

Amazing Love

How can it be~

that You, my King, would die for me?

He is despised and rejected of men;
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief:
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
Surely He hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
Yet we did esteem Him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities:
The chastisement of our peace was upon Him;
And with His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned every one to his own way;
And the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and He was afflicted,
yet He opened not His mouth:
He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
so He openeth not His mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment:
And who shall declare His generation?
For He was cut off out of the land of the living:
For the transgression of My people was He stricken.
And He made His grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in His death;
Because He had no violence,
neither was any deceit in His mouth.
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;
He hath put Him to grief.

but [He]made Himself of no reputation,
taking the form of a bond-servant,
and coming in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself
and become obedient to the point of death,
even the death of the cross.

09 April 2009

Nature Notes

April is the height of wildflower season  here in central Texas. 
Here is what we have noticed blooming this week: