Well, we've made the best of what we hope will be the LAST snow this season. For my part, there's been A LOT of photography. On that of the boys, they've enjoyed "sledding" down our driveway (it iced over during the night) on cardboard boxes...
The boys in their fort
Christian had tons of fun! (can't you tell!)
Jeremiah adopted the wise course of
wearing eye protection - goggles!
On a mission.
Snow monsters! (click to enlarge)
Apparently, the fancy new goggles didn't help to calm his fears!
Today the Lord blessed us with more pretty, cold snow. He much further honored us with some lovely, sweet smelling tulips from some very special friends to cheer our day. You know who you are - we thank God for you and we love you!
Is Christ the author of this glorified life? Then live in magnifying the riches of the grace and mercy that is in Jesus Christ.
Here is grace beyond compare, that Christ brings life to you who brought death to Him! That Christ gives glory to you who brought shame to Him! Christ gives a heaven to you who thought the earth too good for Him! Christ pleads to His Father for you who contradicted Him, Hebrews 12:3, " He suffered the contradiction of sinners." Jesus Christ crowns you with a crown of glory to your honor who put a crown of thorns upon Christ's head to His disgrace. O magnify this grace that shows you kindness for your unkindness, love for your hatred, good turns for the ill turns you have done Him. You have great cause to magnify the greatness of this mercy. The patience of a man would have been worn out long ere this with the many and deadly provocations which you have offered to Jesus Christ. Had not His patience been infinite, it would have worn out before this day. O magnify Christ, that He should be the author of eternal life for such unworthy creatures as we are!
- Christopher Love - The Works of Christopher Love
Mama and I went to a bi-monthly meeting of some women from our area who get together and sing hymns that they have memorized over the past two months. We had a blessed time of glorifying the LORD together and sharing of His undeserved blessings in our lives. We had much joy in the LORD this lovely morning.
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is thepower of God unto salvation, to every one that believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks the truth in his heart;who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the LORD; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at inteerest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.