Friday, March 8, 2013

The Still Small Voice

The mountains are covered in a new dusting of snow this morning. How beautiful to come to the mountain top. These weeks we've been at the mountain top with our God also. One doesn't always have to leave their house to go to a revival with the Lord. While God has reminded me and taught me things about myself through the Word, my heart keeps saying, "Lord, don't let these things filter out and leave. Please teach me and let me meditate on them that they will stay forever settled there." 

As Elijah, after his mountain-top experience, we all find ourselves back down in the dull, everyday experiences of life. This is where we live, after all. Out of I Kings 19 this morning I read about God coming to a discouraged Elijah, "what doest thou here, Elijah".  He told him to go up to the mountaintop and showed him that great wind, the mighty earthquake and the consuming fire. He was not in those, this time. God was in the 'still small voice', where he asked the question of Elijah again. As Elijah arose and listened, God told him what to do next and that He had a remnant who had not bowed the knee to idols.

I'm so glad that the Lord knows just what I need at every moment. I want to listen to His still small voice today and every day, don't you? depending on His settled Word, which is quick and powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. It is His words that are there for us to listen to and to live by, moment by moment.

"Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Col. 3:16 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hill Happenings, Again

Hmmmm! what have we here?

...leashes - 1,2,3...

Coco's come to stay for a few days, as her people are on a short trip!

This morning she plopped herself down, one stair at a time, behind the two boys, who "CHARGE!" down at 5:00 a.m. every day. Coco stopped on the landing to watch the door fly open as eight legs rushed through. She had no intention of going out into the darkness, and SO early! As she got up in the chair, the door again flies open and big & little dog scramble to their "places". Here, Ruger sits still as a stone while Sturm's front feet do the breakfast dance as he sits. Coco must think it's the craziest scene, as I am told that she often doesn't even go outside until possibly 9:00 a.m. She did decide to go out around 6:30 and even munched a little of her food at about that time. As I tap out this post, all three are asleep next to me, in just about the same places as above. They went up to work with me this morning and then we all took Mom and Sarah for a ride during the afternoon. We ladies had a sandwich and pie, while they got their usual dog bone-treats.

I can't believe it's been over a week since my last post! It's been a busy week and a good one also. Here are a few pretty pictures we took on Sunday, two weeks ago. The first one is my Grandpa's barn and house. It was such a pretty morning snow scene. Then the snow laden field lay to our left as we returned from church, to Darling Hill.

I did not intend to get that 'no trespassing' sign in the picture!
After morning church Grammy R helped little Leah do some walking. They had such fun.

That evening we continued our celebration of Grammy and Mrs R's birthdays. The dogs seemed very interested in what Mrs. R was preparing in the kitchen...ham sandwiches...who wouldn't be!? All three were standing behind her at one point, but Ruger moved on before I could get the camera out.

I think Mom's winking that she likes her Boston Creme cake! Her 84th birthday!
We've been so blessed this week in the Word. One of these days I will blog about some of the lessons that the Lord has been speaking to my heart about. This was just a 'catch up' post. We did have a nice visit this past Sunday evening, with the grandson of our dear friend, Eddy (who recently went to be with the Lord). Richard and Alyssa stopped up at Mom's house, where we were again having cake!! celebrating my brother's birthday this time. They came in for cake and conversation. We were so glad to have that time together with neighbors.

Thanks for stopping by the Hill today.