Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sufficiency of Scripture

The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him. Therefore Jesus said, “For a little while longer I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me. You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.” The Jews then said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we will not find Him? He is not intending to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is He? What is this statement that He said, ‘You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come’?”

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

John 7:32-39

Thursday, July 25, 2013

3 Gifts of Endings

1} FINALLY finishing Crazy Love!
2} We KNOW the end...Rev. 22
3} Day's End...going to bed!

Watching down the lane,

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

3 Gifts of Sand

1} Family Time at the beach
2} Remnants in the tub after cleaning up from a fun day
3} Getting an ice cream cone before we head home from the beach

Watching down the lane,

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Gift High, Low, Far Away

1} High: Stars...God knows every one
2} Low: Sand...God can count the grains
3} Far Away: My future home

Watching down the lane,

Monday, July 22, 2013

3 Gifts Understated

1}God's Grace
2}God's Love
3}God's Holiness

Watching down the lane,

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gifts this week

So this week is Vacation Bible School for our family and we will be gone...A LOT...our church is offering an all day option for those who wouldn't be able to come otherwise...and planning fun activities throughout the week...we will be tagging along for some of I thought I would post this week's Joy Dare posts all save me some time...Hope your summer is filled with sunshine-y goodness and many good family memories...

7/15: 3 Gifts of Stone
1}My heart shaped rock collection...silly, but sweet
2}memories of stones tumbling out of a boy's pockets

3} My favorite stoneware pan

7/16: 3 Gifts Hanging Down
1}Wisteria branches hanging down our pergola providing a lovely shady spot
2} Wind Chime on the pergola...I love the sound of wind chimes
3}Hummingbird feeder on the front porch

7/17: 3 Gifts Learned
1} Don't freak over childish things...they are childish...not bad
2} God is trustworthy...COMPLETELY
3} He cannot forget me...Isaiah 49:14-16

7/18: 3 Gifts Musical
1} My Children
2} A Special Musical Snowglobe
3} My phone

7/19: 3 Gifts Baked...actually TO BE BAKED...we are making most of these for a potluck!
1} Oreo Truffle Brownies
2} White Chocolate Lemon Bread
3} Homemade Cheez-its

7/20: a Gift in Light, Dark, Shadow
1} Light-quiet prayer before heading off to work...thankful it is light and not dark at this hour at this time of the year
2} Dark-a party with good friends
3} Shadow-Playing children's shadows with echos of laughter

7/21: 3 Gifts of Story
1} Stories of my children from their childhoods
2} a GOOD book
3} The true stories/accounts from the Bible

Watching down the lane,

Sufficiency of Scripture

So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill? Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they? However, we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from.” Then Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, “You both know Me and know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.” So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. But many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, “When the Christ comes, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?”

John 7:25-31

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sufficiency of Scripture

Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?” The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?” Jesus answered them, “I did one deed, and you all marvel. For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man. If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

John 7:19-24

3 Gifts Yellow

1} Sun...while this may NOT ACTUALLY be yellow...that is the crayon I always grab when I would LOVING the sun out!

2} My new purse shell...not a TRUE YELLOW, but kind of a dijon-y mustard color...I LOVE MY NEW Miche Purse...Patty is a FUN gal to have a party her if you are interested...

3} My new lesson plan book...I SERIOUSLY LOVE this is going to be getting some special attention here soon!

Watching down the lane,

Saturday, July 13, 2013

3 Gifts Curled

1} Kale...Was given some...wanted it for smoothies and the store was out!

2} Pink Ribbon...I love adding a touch of this to my locket was lost, but now it's found!

3} Math pages needing graded... This is a gift curled 1) because we are making progress through math books, 2) because the papers are curling up on my desk, and 3) I really LOVE using My Homeschool Grades...just in case I haven't mentioned that before!

Watching Down the Lane,

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Gift of Life, Growth, Decline

1} My children

2}Our wisteria in the back yard...this thing grows crazy fast making a wonderful shady spot for us on a hot day

3} Me at the end of the day...spent and ready for bed

Watching down the lane,

Thursday, July 11, 2013

3 gifts in jars

1}Garlic stuffed green olives

2} Homemade Granola

3}Chex Mix

Watching down the lane,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

3 Gifts in Weakness

1}I believe Lord, help my unbelief

2} When I am too tired, afraid, weak, etc... He is Perfect and He knows and He meets us there...

3} The support of the community of believers.

Watching down the lane,

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Gift of Rhythm, Rhyme, Reason

Three Musical Gifts today...

1}Rhythm: Passion's One Thing Remains

2}Rhyme: toby Mac's Steal My Show

3}Reason: Casting Crown's Voice of Truth

Watching down the lane,

Monday, July 8, 2013

3 Gifts Water

1} Fresh Water to Drink

2} Cool Water to play in

3} Living Water inside of me

Watching down the lane,

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A gift of Challenge, Conflict, Change

1} Challenge: Stepping out of my comfort zone

2} Conflict: This keeps me on my knees and dependent on My Heavenly Father

3} Change: A summer FULL Of activity!

Watching down the lane,

Sufficiency of Scripture

But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach. The Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this man become learned, having never been educated?” So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

John 7:14-18

Saturday, July 6, 2013

3 Gifts of Enthusiasm

1}Watching a city fireworks display from VERY CLOSE UP

2} Going to a 4th of July Parade with my youngers...too much fun

3} Getting ready to have a garage sale...some in the family are more enthusiastic than others...I know I will be enthusiastically working!!! Maybe I just gave away those who were LESS than enthusiastic about it...

Watching down the lane...

Friday, July 5, 2013

3 Gifts of Persistance

1}Prayer for a family member

2}My grandmother's flower garden quilt...I started paper piecing this after Josiah was born...and I have SEVERAL completed flowers...but no quilt day!

3} Reading...I love to read, but do not have much time for it right now...still trying to get through Crazy Love, Surprised by Joy and just started The Cost of Discipleship...


Thursday, July 4, 2013

A gift in Red, White, and Blue

1}Red: A new purse

2}White: A (fairly) blank new calendar page

3}Blue: A Card from a precious friend with words which edify


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A gift in Faith, Family and Freedom

1} Faith: Believing God's purpose when things look hopeless

2} Family: 2nd chances

3} Freedom: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

3 Gifts Read

1}A Post on Grace ...been here more than I like to admit...something to make you cry

2} The Grace Chase ...something to make you think!

3} Very FUNNY post about Spanx ...something to make you laugh


Monday, July 1, 2013

3 Gifts Loved

1} God

2} Family

3} Church Family/Friends