Sunday, 6 April 2014
New Life and frogs
Back in the summer I was bemoaning the fact that I had lost my Lilly Pilly bush, and was thinking about what to plant to replace it. Just as well I had not chopped it out, as it now has lots of new green shoots! I gave it a trim up this morning and it looks good as new!
This is how is was in January.
Thought I would show you some of my collection of frogs. There are a lot more, scattered around strategic places in both houses, inside and out. Most of my friends know that I collect frogs, because FROG stands for Fully Rely on God. This week as I have been cleaning (in places that I don’t clean very often, I will admit), it has again reminded me to remember to keep on trusting Him above for all aspects of my life.
This fellow above seems to be rather laid back, and is beside the door at The Sanctuary.
These sit on the shelf above my computer at my desk. They are all nice and clean now.
And these sit on the window sill at the kitchen sink.
My KYB (Know your bible) study this term has been on Hebrews. This weeks lesson covered Hebrews, chapter 13 and verse 5….. to be content with what you have….. spoke to me. Very fitting as I take time out at the moment to think about my life and where it’s going. And as I am trying to declutter and clear out “stuff” in my house and to get some organisation happening. And back to my word for the year as being Balance. Striving to live with less, rather than desiring more. Relishing what you have, rather then resenting what you are missing. Seeing God’s love expressed in what he has provided and remembering that money and possessions will all pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. I need to remember to Fully Rely on God, and know that he will give me strength and supply all my needs.
Is it that there is a big “O” birthday coming up, that I am thinking more about life where it’s really at, and is going, and where it has been?? I am feeling an urgency to “get things sorted”, and not sure why. That's probably enough of the deep and meaningful stuff!
Now it’s time to get back to filling more bags for the Paper Bag Mystery. It is a lovely sunny day today, and the end of daylight saving at last. I spent my extra hour, pruning and weeding in the garden early this morning. I still can’t go out in the day light without the face stinging, and the car has not moved from the carport for over 2 weeks now. Have stopped the cream, but my face is very tender, very red and scabby and very tight.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend, whatever you might be doing.
Blessings, From Jude