Wednesday, January 1, 2014

O Lord, Correct Me

Greetings to you on this New Year's Day! I hope you all have a very Happy 2014. I don't know if you are one who likes to make New Years resolutions. I 've never been one to seriously make them, not because I feel there is anything wrong with them, but mostly because by the third week or so I forget what the 'resolution' was!

If there is one resolution I'd make in 2014, it would be based upon Jeremiah 10:23,24 and will need to be my heart's prayer every single day:
"O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O Lord, correct me, but with judgement; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing."

My hubby and I started New Year's day with a sermon by this title. What a blessing that God's Word is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness. Our first pastor used to remind us that God's Word will teach us, knock us down, stand us up and cause us to walk in the right direction!

It's COLD here, unlike yesterday, it's above zero! The sky is blue and the bright sun is starting to light the mountains out across the valley. I hope you have a beautiful day.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Lord's Day Snowstorm

We had a surprise snowstorm that started during our afternoon church service. When I left my mother off after church we only had about 1 inch. When Syd took a peek out the window around 7 p.m. he saw this. In just two hours we've gotten a LOT more. You can see his lights at the top of the driveway as he's getting his truck cleaned off to get out there to plow. It takes him a little over three hours to do all of his customers and the church lot too. This is a wet, heavy snow so he doesn't want to wait till early morning this time.

We've been blessed with beautiful snows this season so far. I still believe that it's what Winter is all about in the north. The leaves fall from the trees and they go dormant for a time, building up all that wonderful sap. We all wait "patiently" for the Spring when cold temperatures at night then above freezing ones during the day cause the sap to flow & (after much work by those diligent sugarers) give us sweet syrup.

Look, they even make Pennsylvania Maple Syrup! I never knew...ha, ha!

Syd's PA Cousin made syrup this past year and we were blessed with some for Christmas
 I wanted to share with all you readers the lovely chickadee drawing that our friend, Hosea, drew for us. He is truly an artist. Thank you so much, Hosea. We are looking for just the right frame to put it in!

While the balsam log cabin is pumping out it's sweet incense; a warm living room, hot peppermint tea and snow falling outside all make for a pleasant Lord's Day evening. The dogs are curled up on the sheepskin. The only thing missing is my hubby. It is time to listen to a good sermon which will prepare me for a pleasant night's sleep. Good night, all.