Friday, February 15, 2013

Quick Friday Update

I am enjoying a couple of new blogs this morning. Just added them to my reading list. I must encourage both to update more often (: (you know who you are, hee hee!) and (our cousin near Lancaster County). I KNOW, I can update my  hubby's blog anytime I want, just have been so lax. I have lots of new painted floorcloths to put on there, for instance.  Since (semi) signing off Facebook, blogs have been more and more of a blessing. FB is simply a burden. The only reason I wanted to be on there is to reconnect with some really old friends and kids from school we worked at. We have been able to do that, but there's just so much STUFF to wade through and so much wasted words, pictures ("shared" from internet) and junk, it was just getting overwhelming.  The personal posts are really great, just few and far between.  This is a short post this morning.

Syd and I so enjoyed a nice dinner at our favorite Italian Restaurant last night. We were surprised and happy to see a great fiddler/guitarist who we have known, Spencer Lewis. He accompanied dinner all night and even came to our table with the fiddle at one point. It was a joy and a beautiful evening with my Sweetie.

Signing off now, but thanks for stopping by Darling Hill. Expecting snow here today. BIG snow-shoe-a-thon in our town tomorrow. It goes right up over The Hill. There will be over 300 snowshoers descending upon us. Better keep little Sturm inside. He's apt to scare them all with his little 13 lb body barking!

Take care, all.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Listening and Living in the Moment with God

Aren't you thankful for God's constant reminders? The Bible is alive, His Word still speaking. The fact that God wants this constant fellowship, intimacy, with his children. This is a blessing!

Today I was reminded to listen to God's voice through the Word. Reading from I Samuel, Samuel was obedient to Eli's words, to listen to what God was saying to him. He was then obedient through his life. 3:19 says that Samuel did "let none of his words fall to the ground". How many of my words fail? I am thankful for this reminder.

"And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee, Holy Father; keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are." John 17:11

Am I too busy to listen to every Word of God?  ...going about doing the things, the 'good works' that I think I must do? ...going about, piously judging other's actions and motives (as if I'm free to) busy that I cannot hear and see what my Lord would have me do TODAY?  The reminder to me today was: Identify with Him through reading the Bible this morning, then moment-by-moment, actively walking in it (and ONLY in it). He reminded me that the Christian life is to be lived momentarily, in His will. Is there sin? confess it and move on with Him in the NOW. Have I heard God's voice through His Word today?

He does not give up on true believers. I am thankful for a real heavenly Father who keeps reminding us of what we are to do.

I am also so glad that you stopped by Darling Hill this morning. I hope it's a special day for you!

This thick ice on the apple tree was not from today, but last year. We are experiencing pretty mild temps right now, actually.

Grandpa's barn, down the road. This is my Mom's homeplace.