Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
This is one of my favorite flowers in my garden. It is an orange cone flower and it blooms all summer. I noticed yesterday that the Japanese Beetles were having a feast in my garden so I had to spray everything and I'm not sure it made much of a difference. I think when I get to heaven, I want to ask God why in the world did He make fleas, ticks, gnats, flies and JAPANESE BEETLES!! But seriously, I love summer. The absolute beauty of the flowers, trees , sky , corn fields and wheat is amazing. I wonder if it ticks God off when we pass by all that beauty without noticing. I know He put it here for us to enjoy so go notice something today...here is the verse for this week...hope you enjoy it.
Matthew 18: 12-14
What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I have been trying to make reading my bible at night a habit. I know that sounds bad...like I have to make myself, but I guess that is the truth. It is usually been a long day and I just want to get to bed and let's face it..it is hard to imagine that stuff that happened all those years ago pertains to us..but I know it does. So, I started thinking about how God often talks about us being his sheep and He the shepherd watching over his flock. I looked it up and to the best of my knowledge, the Bible mentions the words: sheep, shepherd(s), flock and lamb(s) 96 times!!!! Now I looked them all up...really. I also had a blast doing it.. so I thought maybe once a week, I would share one of the verses with you. I hope you enjoy it..
Verse of the week: I Peter 5:2-4
Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers - not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Talk to you all in a week!!