26th Birthday, Anya! Hope you have a fabulous day! ~G
Food for Thought
”I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication,...
We picked 62 pounds of these today! :-) ~G
…tore my favorite bike shorts. :-( And am now looking for a new pair, which is harder than one would think. :-/ btw: that’s not all I did, I also: …sewed. …walked/ran the neighbor’s dogs. Twice - with my sis. :-) …was lazy and got fed up with it! Seriously, I need to do more with my life! …tried out my new laptop. Victor was very sweet and...
In which I feel ashamed at my lack of knowledge...
So, we have this printer, which I ashamedly don’t know too much about. :-/ (It’s pretty simple as I just found out, but I hadn’t even taken the time to figure that out).. Anyway, Iona wanted to know if I could do something for her and the interchange went like this: Iona: Will you print this out for me? (giving me a coloring book open to a lady in a ballgown) Me: Um.. Why...
Just a random tidbit..
I don’t have much to post as I spent most of the day working on different projects and jobs around the home. One of those was cutting out a dress, which maybe I’ll be able to get done this week. Regardless, I’m looking forward to working on it! ~G
Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me;...– John 13: 33 - 35 (From the sermon this morning)
..yesterday, Dad and Mom went to the beach on about a 1 hour notice for a couple days. Since then, we’ve been holding down the fort and making everyone work the skin off their hands. Just kidding.. they’ve actually had it pretty good: 1. We went raspberry picking and made jam. 2. Victor took those who wanted to go, to see Cars 2. 3. Johann came over today and took almost everyone...
Thoughts from the Psalms
Our family is currently going though Psalm 119 in family worship, and last night a couple verses really stood out to me: “Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness. Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.” - Psalm 119: 36 - 37 David is speaking here in the context of drawing closer to God and what it takes to truly follow...
Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to...– Sharon Salzberg
Happy 20th Birthday..
..to a dear and amazing friend! I hope you have a wonderful day, Daniel! ~G
1 Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. 2 From the end of the...– Psalm 61: 1 - 4
Pictures from our Multnomah to Larch Mountain Hike →
15.5 miles 5.5 hours of hiking (including breaks) Fair weather Nice Trail Fun Meter: 9/10 ~G
Today, Lydia, Karl and I are heading up here: for a ~15 mile hike. Should be tons of fun! I’m taking my camera so I’ll be posting pictures in the next few days. :-) ~G
..got up early ..went for a before-breakfast ride with my sis. ..ran into some friends. :-) ..went shopping. ..actually found clothes that fit! :-) ..got a semi-surprise visit from a favorite person. :-) ..sewed. ..and lived life! ~G
Scripture is a means of grace. If you’re struggling with sin, read it.– From the sermon this morning.
Just life again.
After the surprising bout of rain this week, it’s fabulous to have two “perfect” days in a row! I’m a big fan of Vitamin D. ;-) Yesterday, after butchering, most of us headed over to Salmon Creek and ‘ona was a real trooper on a almost futile quest of finding ducks to feed (while walking in the hot sun). She did eventually find them… but she also found a sign...