Just a place to record and share thoughts after morning quiet time.....
Friday, April 2, 2010
Today We Plant Something
Today is Good Friday and I always awaken a bit sad on this day. Been doing that since a young girl. When I first realized how Jesus was crucified and why, and how much more important that was than looking for the Easter bunny to come, Easter weekend became more significant. I remember one time asking my father why he was working in the garden on Good Friday, his day off. He told me "Today we plant something. It helps us think about the Lord." And then he became quiet. Later on I found out that my father in law had the same custom - planting something on Good Friday. So, my husband and I try to do the same. We are not good gardeners. He has not had the time.We dont have the lovely yards or overflowing gardens, but we have a few things planted. It is a sweet thing for me to see my husband roll up his sleeves and work in the dirt, knowing he is thinking what I am thinking.
"...O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." Psalm 5:3
After many years on this journey of getting to the know the Lord, trying to learn His will and Ways, and following Him in service, I have come to realize that He wants FIRST PLACE. And for me that means I need to begin each day thinking about Him, talking to Him, and learning more about just what He desires from His children. So, I began to make that my priority - spending time with Him in my own personal quiet place. For me it is just at a desk which looks out into our backyard and the simple woods. I love that quiet place. I love that time with the Lord.
Hannah Peter Sarah Abby
These grandchildren are homeschooled, obedient, bright and beautiful!
Who is that?
Some call him Julius. Some call him Jay. Some call him Preacher. Some call him Grandpa! I call him Honey.
It's been 40 years since we were married. We are a team, recreated and bonded in Christ!