Month: November 2011
When you are all grown-up.
Will you be good for butterflies?
Or through neglect… just shrivel up?
Oh little babe, what will you be
At the end of your growing years?
Will you bring joy to those around…
Or will their joy turn into tears?
(They both depend on the care taker, don’t they?)
This is the one of the most beautiful things Bobby has ever carved. Not just for the beauty and artistic talent, but the sentimental value too. The hearts have our grandchildren’s birthstones imbedded in them. The color of the wood represents the color of their hair. blonde, brown (walnut) and red ( red cedar wood)
Also the piece of wood they are attached to, is from a pier under the first house we purchased in Oklahoma. It was an old house and was the first modern house in this town. I knew the people who lived in it when I was only seven years old. My grandmother lived across the street. We had it torn down eventually and had another house moved in. Bobby kept one of the old Bois D’arc (Osage Orange tree)piers and he carves things from it occasionally. Now we live across the street from that pecan tree again. lol
Bobby’s dad walked down the street by the house and the pecan tree on his way to school in 1909 and the old pecan tree is still there and still bearing.
In Matthew Chapter 15,verses 21-28, every time I read this, I am just amazed at this woman, and I always hope that I’ll become more like her AND more like the One Who was speaking with her. I have a looooong way to go!
She was a Canaanite woman and came to Jesus and asked Him to heal her daughter who was demon-possessed. Jesus told her that He was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. If this woman had been of a haughty nature and had gotten offended at the Words of Jesus, she would have missed a great blessing. Even though she was not an Israelite, she had a Christlike spirit and attitude!
21. Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27.And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28.Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Just look how humble this woman was in verse 27! A lot of us today would have just walked off…offended to the core! But not this wonderful woman from Canaan. Wonder how many blessings you and I have missed, with our puffed up mind and attitude?
In 1 Corinthians 5, there were some more puffed up and proud people too, and they were proud for a very wrong reason. 1 Corinthians 5: 1-2
1.It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
2. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
The whole church at Corinth “came under fire” from the Apostle Paul, because they overlooked sin and were proud of the fact that they were so “open-minded” (?) (and not Bigots, I presume, the way the world classifies it today.) But the apostle Paul upbraided them for it, and God saw fit to have it included in the Holy Script.
Spend some time with your kids…lots of time. If you do, it will do you and them good through all time and beyond. When children grow up and face difficult decisions: I. Some will make decisions too fast and later regret them. 2. Some spend time thinking about it…but then end up making the wrong decision. 3. Some have no idea what a wise decision is. 4. Some gather advice from people who themselves, consistently make bad decisions. 5. Then there are the blessed ones..The ones who had a wise father and got to spend many hours in different settings, surroundings, and circumstances and gained a wealth of intuition without even knowing it until they have grown up.
To be able to say or think, “How would Dad have handled this” and knowing in your heart how he would have, is a blessing indeed and every child needs this resource when they are grown. Instead of being concerned about making money and a better living…we need to be concerned about making a better life…for ourselves and for our offspring. -Edna Ingram
It’s strange how our world is today. We murder our innocent babies and call it abortion. We can do that legally, but we’d better not shoot a bald eagle or even be found with one of their eggs, and you’d better not be found with a bald eagle feather.
We pamper our criminals in prison….and limit the freedoms of our citizens. We nurse our babies in the back room in private (something that can be done discreetly even in public, and is natural and God-ordained) ….but then wear indecent clothing (in the name of fashion) at parties and weddings that shows more than we should. We can curse the name of our Creator….but we better not be found praying to Him.
We have quit teaching the truth about our national history in schools…and have to be very careful about where we pledge allegiance to our national flag. Yes, our world is strange today and I don’t think God likes it that way. What do you think?