Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday's are for....

...thanking God for morning's curtain of dark clouds being drawn back to reveal blue sky.

...errands to pick up, horse, chicken...and bales of bedding for the horse stalls. out stalls and filling them with fresh bedding.

...time spent outdoors on a beautiful March day.

(most blogs I read have a picture of someone's mary jane's or wellies, here's mine with one of the boys joining in)

...are for going to bed early, clocks spring forward tonight and I need to be at church at 7:30am to work in the Cafe` making coffee for the sleep deprived masses who will arrive for first service.

Living in His grace,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.  My church does not observe Lent...I have come to think that in trying to be so different from mainline churches, we sometimes "throw the baby out with the bathwater".  The observance of Lent seems to me to be a wonderful way to truly focus on the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. 

 So, I plan to observe the season and fast from a presence in my house that truly demands my attention...and one that I so easily give into.  This presence is with me from the moment that my feet hit the kitchen floor and stays until I put my head on my pillow.  It calls to me at different times of the day to stop whatever I'm doing and visit for awhile....I give it attention before I give my time to the Lord....I loathe that I do this....I am drawn to has become a habit.  What is this presence that controls me so?  It is my television...the box that sits in almost every room of my home.  The box that shows the best of God's creation and the sin that permeates every corner.  This will be a difficult thing for me to do...I do not sit before it for hours on usually whispers to me in the background, the news in the morning, a show at lunch, evening spent watching favorite shows.  I do try to be careful at what I put into my mind (heart), but I spend more time with this box than I do with my Lord.  So, I start today....(I miss it already)....but prayerfully I will miss it less and less each day as I spend time with my Creator, drawing near to Him as He draws near to me in preparation of experiencing the greatest sacrifice....

Kitchen TV
Living in His grace,