Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I know God is in control....BUT

I apologize if this post is somewhat unorganized.  This is just me talking through my very raw emotions.
I mentioned in my post yesterday about the incident with my son.   This has been such a difficult week.  I know God is in control, honestly I do.  This world is full of evil.  I get that!  But why does that evil have to knock at our door time and time again. 


God tells us in Hebrews 13:6 that He is our helper and we should not fear what man can do to us.  I read that and know exactly what it means.  But... everyday for the past week all I have is fear building up inside of me. 


I know God is always with us.  But...all I want to do is scream!  I am tired of holding it all together because that is what I should do.  What I want to do is become emotional, cry, scream and yell.  Then today I read Psalm 7:11, "God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked everyday."


I know I need to give this all to God.  But...all I want to do is take matters into my own hands.  Then I read Psalm 18:30, "As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; His shield to all who trust in Him." 


Thank you for listening.  I'm going to go find something to do so I can get my mind off of things.  What Scripture do you read when you are seeking comfort?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday



Breakfast time…what is on the plate this morning...
Salt Rising Bread purchased from a local Amish/Mennonite Store

On today’s to do list...
Finish canning up potatoes
Pick up pumpkins

Currently reading...
I've been reading through Psalm 91

On the TV today...
Perhaps the Waltons or Little House on the Prairie.  We need some wholesome shows with everything that has happened over the past few days.

The weather outside is...
Pretty mild for this time of the year.  We will be at around 62 degrees today.  Tomorrow we will be approaching 80 degrees.

On the menu this week...
I am planning on making a big pot of potato soup for my husband to enjoy the rest of the week.

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will...
Work on my knitting.  I've been re-learning how to knit.  My mom gave me a while ago an old suitcase filled with my grandmother's knitting and crochet things.  There is some wool yarn and other types of yarn.  The knitting needles I first learned on are in there.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week...
Nothing new.

Favorite photo from the camera...


Homemaking Tip...
Pick one room to deep clean once a week.  It will help keep it all under control.

Visiting with Blog friends (blog to share)...
Sorry I did not read many new blogs this week. 

Praying for...
Our family.  Without going into too much detail we would appreciate prayers.  Tuesday evening I was made aware of something very disturbing regarding my son.  It appears that a man in his 20's has been harassing my son and his friends.  He would say very nasty things to them.  Things I will not and cannot repeat.  He did tell the boys he was going to tie them up.  The boys were afraid to say anything because they were afraid he would come after them if they did.  Tuesday night he said something so disgusting that the boys decided it was time to tell someone.  They told an adult they were comfortable with.  BOY am I so thankful there are still people around like this.  He took the information to the police.  The man (doing the harassing) was arrested.  We requested an order of protection.  Well last night my son was over at his friends house and this guy was leaning up against the tree watching the house when I pulled in the drive way to pick up my son.  I immediately called the police and this guy was arrested and this time sent to jail!  These boys have lived in fear for months now! 

Bible verse, Devotional speaking to me...
Yesterday at church our Pastor's wife read Psalm 91 to me.  I've been reading it over and over.  We live in such an evil world.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

I cannot believe Monday is once again upon us.  The weekend went by so fast.  My husband and I cherish our weekends now.  We make the best of every moment. 



Breakfast time…what is on the plate this morning...
Coffee and a granola bar

On today’s to do list...
Work
Baking
Canning potatoes

Currently reading...
1 Peter
I've started the Anne of Green Gables series again

On the TV today...
I really enjoy the simple shows.  I often get really tired of shows that are on TV currently.  I love to curl up on the couch and just take in the older shows. So this week I'll be watching...
Road to Avonlea
Waltons
Little House on the Prairie

The weather outside is...
Getting colder!  Yesterday we were barely out of the 40's.  It was a cozy up with a blanket kind of day.  Today it is supposed to be in the upper 50's.

On the menu this week...
I made a pork roast yesterday so my husband will have dinners for the week. 

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will...
Probably do some baking.  I want to make some mint brownies, cookies and maybe an apple cake.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week...
Apple Fritter Cake I've seen around the internet

Favorite photo from the camera...
Our little Charlie.  We can always tell when the weather is turning colder.  He loves to snuggle!  Which we love because he helps keep us warm.

Homemaking Tip...
Make sure the house is picked up in the evening before going to bed.  For me it really starts my day off on a positive note.  I just love coming down to a clean house in the morning.

Visiting with Blog friends (blog to share)...
The Pitout's @ Number 52 was a blog I came across last week.

Praying for...
A pastor who's wife left him and their children. 
Family and Friends
Church

Bible verse, Devotional speaking to me...
James 1:2-4
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,   knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."

Did you read that??!  We are to have joy even in the midst of trials.  Why would God want us to have joy in suffering?  Because the trials He allows us to go through will produce patience.  We need a lot of this to endure what life throws at us.  God will continue to stretch us until we are shaped into the person He wants us to be.  Precious metals go through a lot of fire before they are considered beautiful.