Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bible Study: The Insanity of Luther

"The Holiness of God examines the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and
terrified by a holy God. From the series: The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul



And tulip tree blossoms!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

First Greens


Beets, mustards, spinach and kale


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Phase 10 @ Grandma's

  • I could be close or far or in the middle.
  • "No man shall see my cards"..."None of us is a man, Joshua!"
  • That chair is very lucky.
  • Help the poor and needy.
  • You are throwing away gold.
  • 'Sigh'...you sound like fans.
  • Give charity to him who hath won not.

Friday, May 19, 2017

At Home


Greens are growing
Window replacements


Sage boquet
Blooming sage!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nothing But Leaves


Bible study today: Mark 11:12 - 12:12
Jesus found nothing but leaves. That fig tree was not building on the progress that it started ~Joshua
A thoroughfare: from the supermarket, here they came with shopping bags straight through the temple...for that had become a shortcut! This was the shortest way to the bus station.
You could buy this pigeon for one dollar out there, but in here it costs ten dollars.
Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord.


Some years our locust tree blooms gloriously, other years it does not.  But today does it ever bloom!



Monday, May 15, 2017

Art Class: Giotto di bondone: Prudence - Foolishness, 1306


  • We watched the movie: 12 Angry Men
  • Read the article on the The Imaginative Conservative about examining the corrosive effects of prejudice, which is at heart a failure of the virtue prudence. The classical tradition considered prudence to be the leader or "charioteer" of the other virtues, setting their rule and measure...HERE
  • We scoured our upcoming summer schedule and in light of past summer time consumers, eliminated a lot of imprudent activities, regaining hours, days, weeks and, 'gasp' MONTHS!
  • We watched the PBS Frontline Documentary - Two American Families and discussed how quickly life tends to happen and why it is so very important to get off the 70mph life-train and think, look ahead and most importantly ask the question: "How has this worked out for me in the past, how am I doing now and where am I going, exactly." Proverbs 22:3 " A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished."
  • Proverbs 12:16, Prov 12:23, Proverbs 19:4, Proverbs 13:16,  Prov 14:15m , Prov 18:15,  Proverbs 14:18.
  • Abigail, Nabal and David...or as our Abigail would put it..."David attacks Nabal for a Vineyard"
  • Moses and his father-in-law: Jethro
  • Nehemiah oversees the building of the walls of Jerusalem
  • Rehoboam and the aged counsellors: Out with the old and in with the new.
  • David and Ahithophel.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Morning Star of the Reformation - John Wycliffe

...Many came to faith in Christ and began to learn the world of God for the first time in their lives. The local priests would have none of this and obtained a law to stop the evangelists. They waited to fall upon the preachers when the travelers entered a town. But the people often sided with the preachers, forming a strong ring around them to protect them form harm....
 "They burned his bones to ashes and cast them into the Swift, a neighboring brook running hard by. Thus the brook carried his ashes into the Avon, the Avon into the Severn, the Severn into the narrow seas and they into the main ocean. And so like his ashes the message of Wyclif has spread throughout the world."

Benjamin



Friday, May 5, 2017

Garden 2017

Beets, Kale and Mustard

Strawberries
Sage and Lemon balm

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Art Class: Giotto di Bondone: Infidelity and Faith, 1306

On fidelity and faithfulness towards others and in marriage, we watched a biography of  princess Diana's turbulent life, destroyed by unfaithfulness and selfishness. 




 The type of sermon that would get most pastors handed their heads on a platter. Richard Baxter has this to say on the subject of Christian modesty in dress: "And though it be their sin and vanity that is the cause, it is nevertheless your sin to be the unnecessary occasion, For you must consider that you live among diseased souls! And you must not lay a stumbling-block in their way, nor blow up the fire of their lust, nor make your ornaments their snares; but you must walk among sinful persons as you would do with a candle among straw or gunpowder; or else you may see the flame which you would not foresee, when it is too late to quench it."




Daffodils, Hyacinths and Tulips


"DAFFODOWNDILLY" BY A.A. MILNE

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour: "Winter is dead."

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Remembering Keith Green

This evening we spent the day watching a christian die: A whirlwind of a life that jumped into faith with no reservations. How a community of Christians walk together and disciple others, live together, love one another and seek out the lost. This is how a christian lives and dies. Tomorrow we will watch the life of Princess Diana as she lived and died. One was dead before he died and the other was dead while yet, she lived. Lord, teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Both died young, yet in one there seems to be boundless hope, and in the other, heart wrenching despair.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Art Class: Giotto di Bondone: Wrath and Temperance. 1306


Grandfather Thomas from The Little Britches series by Ralph Moody: The Fields of Home: a man who let rage and foolish anger destroy precious relationships with brothers, nephews and housekeepers whom he desperately needed and loved.
James 1:19-20, Eph 4:26-31, Proverbs 2911, Proverbs 19:11, Ecclesiastes 7:9, Proverbs 15:18, Colossians 3:8, Proverbs 16:32, Proverbs 22:24.
Ralph Moody learns to deal with a wrathful, difficult relative... The Fields of Home in which the ever swearing grandpa aggravates Ralph calling him a “tarnal fool boy” as uncle Levi tries to keep the peace. Grandpa also does not like new inventions which he calls “tarnal contraptions” as they must not outdo him. Actually, nobody is allowed to out-anything, grandpa. Millie the cook has had it, no more victuals and real dynamite is flying. Ralph who does not like to be called Ralphy is agitated but he must must stir his stivers for times are a flying!