Friday, June 30, 2017

Last day of JUNE! Weekly rewind, commonplace notes, encouragement, and snapshots!

Commonplace Notes:

  • Do not settle for a wimpy theology. It is beneath you. God is too great. Christ is too glorious.~John Piper
  • Disordered love leads always to misery and breakdown. The only way to ‘reorder’ our loves is to love God supremely. ~Tim Keller
  • Doctrine that produces self-righteous, critical, contentious, dry-eyed defenders of truth is not truly sound-because sound doctrine is not only true and right; it is also beautiful and good.~Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
  • There is only today, with holes in our pockets, with time spilling out. We cannot keep it for tomorrow. We cannot mend our seams to hoard, save, carry. Ask a bird to fly and it might tell you to remove the weight from your wings.~Chasing Slow
  • When we see each other's scars, we love each other more.~Only Love Today
  • The getting of knowledge and the getting of delight in knowledge are the ends of a child’s education.” (pg 242 Philosophy of Education)
  • 2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
  • Come to a place where prayer is like breathing.~Women Who Move Mountains, Draw near to God...He will draw near to you.~James 4:8
  • Encouraging
    Encouraging reads:

    For all of us, knowing Christ through His Word informs how we serve and work. It’s not in competition with our work. You can love theology and love the work of the home. 
    My availability to God’s call to sacrifice—Abraham’s availability to God’s call to sacrifice, your availability to God’s call to sacrifice—is predicated on understanding that God doesn’t need any more messiahs.
     I realized that in our time of history, living in the throes of a technological world where everyone rides in cars with closed windows and subways that speed along, when we stay inside our enclosed boxes (houses and apartments) to watch television and to play with our machines (computers and gaming devices), the creation of God is blocked out. Often, too, this kind of living produces isolation from real people--and that is a dangerous thing, to be sure. 
    We are constantly noticing needs, evaluating behavior, noting things to be done, and thinking things through. On top of that, we listen to children’s chatter, keep up with phone notifications, and maybe even top it off with a podcast in the background. 
    Grace! It is a gift created just for us. It comes at just the right time, in just the right way. 
    God made us for more. He created us with purpose and carefully designed a life plan for each of us. When God calls us to step into the unknown, He cradles our uncertainty with His strength. There is nothing impossible when we align ourselves with God.


    Weekly Snapshots (small peek into our lives):

    Thankful for this calendar freebie in helping me to plan our homeschool year and breaks for the year as we start back in less than a month!! Breaks are important, thus the use of pencil and erasable pens, plus one can only plan so much! Thankful to not be in control of all, that is God's business!
    This week has been perfect for some evening walks in our neighborhood! The corn is tall and a blue sky's. So much to be thankful for, but especially my two little blessings!!
    Lucky dog, bless him, he is wore out from doing nothing, wish I could say that same, lol!! Dog's Life! And really where does that saying come from "worked like a dog"? I think that person who wrote that needs to rethink that or didn't realize just how spoiled a dog can be! 😉

    Proud of these two, we have some green belts now!!
    Our nature study this week was about pine-cones, not an easy thing to draw for us! But hey we are learning and trying and we really do enjoy our nature study art time, that is what matters!


    Thank you for stopping by and reading, I hope you found some encouragement! Please feel free to leave a comment, I always love to hear from my readers.