Monday, June 30, 2014

"Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God..." ~Samuel Rutherford

To all you who have lost a child have peace in Him.

"Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them." ~Samuel Rutherford

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort..." ~Thomas Watson

"To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort; but to be assured that all things which fall out shall co-operate for their good, that their crosses shall be turned into blessings, that showers of affliction water the withering root of their grace and make it flourish more; this may fill their hearts with joy till they run over."
~Thomas Watson

Friday, June 27, 2014

Update (June 27th)

Heyy y'all!

I know it has been a while and I feel it is about time for an update on everything going on. Aye?

I can't believe how fast this year is going by!
So, I am going to tell you a little secret! I am setting up (with a friend of mine who is a web designer) a website for general homemaking. I am soo excited how it is turning out and will share it with y'all when it is published. :) It has been months since I started setting it up and it is ALMOST done. *Happy Squeal!*

The weather has been nice and warm...but cool, which is nice, but I am a warm weather all the way y'all. I am a Southern gal at heart....You know that already! ;) But knowing me, I'll end up marrying a true Northern and I'll be stuck up North for the rest my life. Ha! Seriously though, I'll be thankful where ever the Lord places me in life. :) Just...please no Alaska!!! ;)  

So I made some yummy muffin recipes lately. I made on of Lemon Curd Blueberry, but don't know where my pictures of them are. :( They looked and tasted amazing! Ohh myy, I am getting hungry just thinking about them! :D

Alright, so I am going to be leaving my Post office janitor job soon. I am happy and sad at the same time. I can't wait to be home, but I'll miss all the friends I have made there! The business I (and my friend who I am co-working with) am working for is putting the business up for bid because the woman who runs it is married with 5 children and with starting homeschooling this year is too much for her. Sounds reasonable though. I am so excited to be home from all the work I had to there in only a couple weeks! I will be able to clean/ organize our home more then!
And, not to mention finally get my school done or at least get more done! I wont get into that though as I get myself upset. God's timing- God's timing. :)

I am researching different places on the benefits of raw milk. I have been drinking it for years and years now and never ever want to go back to that gross, bad for you, processed store bought milk. I pray that when I get married I will be able to bless my family with raw milk (and other healthy, natural products)- the wonders of God's natural and fresh products!!

I need to practice photography shots for my hopefully upcoming session with a newborn....Yes, a NEWBORN! I am so scared about that....What if I make a mistake.....I can't really retake a newborn session....Ugh....PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!! And a lot of Prayer! :)

Here is a photo I got of one of friend's little man at his 6 month session. Isn't he adorable?!??! (And kissable?! ;) )

Ohh, this spring I got a buck kid from a friend that lives in New York, and that has been great! His name is Demi. Here's a picture I got of him.
All our farm animals are doing well and enjoying the mild summer weather. We will be having pork from our two huge hogs very soon. Soo excited, even though I will miss their daily morning happy greeting grunts. *sniff* *grabs the tissue box* "Ohh nevermind! I smell BACON!!!!!"

I am going to be selling this kitty soon. Hoping he goes to a very special home!

I am going to be getting back into practicing guitar playing as well. That's exciting for me too.
We'll see what I'll be able to get done this fast-going year!

God bless you all!! :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Quotes from The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson

I have been reading through The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson at night right before I go to sleep. It is very edifying and convicting to read. I recommend this book to everyone.
I think we can all search our life and find something we need to repent from- we are all sinners. We need to repent and truly repent.
May you be strong and do right before God...It will not be easy, but it will be worth it in the end!
Grace, peace, and love to you all.
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  • Look upon sin in its nature, and it will appear very hateful. See how
    Scripture has penciled it out: it is a dishonoring of God (Rom. 2.25); a despising of God (I Sam. 2.30); a fretting of God (Ezek. 16.43); a wearying of God (Isa. 7.13); a breaking the heart of God, as a loving husband is with the unchaste conduct of his wife: ‘I am broken with their whorish heart’ (Ezek. 6.9). Sin, when acted to the height, is a crucifying Christ afresh and putting him to open shame (Heb. 6.6), that is, impudent sinners pierce Christ in his saints, and were he now upon earth they would crucify him again in his person.
    Affliction can take away life; sin takes away the soul (Luke 12:20).

    The very day a Christian turns from sin he must enjoin himself a perpetual fast. The eye must fast from impure glances. The ear must fast from hearing slanders. The tongue must fast from oaths. The hands must fast from bribes. The feet must fast from the path of the harlot. And the soul must fast from the love of wickedness. This turning from sin implies a notable change.

    A man may restrain the acts of sin, yet not turn from sin a right manner. Acts of sin may be restrained out of fear or design, but a true penitent turns from sin out of a religious principle, namely, love to God. Even if sin did not bear such bitter fruit, if death did not grow on this tree, a gracious soul would forsake it out of love to God. This is the most kindly turning from sin. When things are frozen and congealed, the best way to separate them is by fire. When men and their sins are congealed together, the best way to separate them is by the fire of love. Three men, asking one another what made them leave sin: one says, I think of the joys of heaven; another, I think of the torments of hell; but the third, I think of the love of God, and that makes me forsake it. How shall I offend the God of love?

    Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.
    If prayer does not make a man leave sin, sin will make him leave prayer.
    As the plough, when it breaks up the ground, fits it for the seed, so when the heart is broken up by repentance, it is fitted for remission, but it does not merit it. God will not save us without repentance, nor yet for it. Repentance is a qualification, not a cause. I grant repenting tears are precious. They are, as Gregory said, the fat of the sacrifice; as Basil said, the medicine of the soul; and as Bernard, the wine of angels. But yet, tears are not satisfactory for sin. We drop sin with our tears, therefore they cannot satisfy. Augustine said well: I have read of Peter’s tears, but no man ever read of Peter’s satisfaction. Christ’s blood only can merit pardon. We please God by repentance but we do not satisfy him by it. To trust to our repentance is to make it a savior. Though repentance helps to purge out the filth of sin, yet it is Christ’s blood that washes away the guilt of sin. Therefore do not idolize repentance.  Do not rest upon this, that your heart has been wounded for sin, but rather that your Savior is been wounded for sin. When you have wept, say with him: Lord Jesus, wash my tears in thy blood.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Duties are ours, events are the Lord's..." ~Samuel Rutherford

“Do not focus your thoughts among the confused wheels of secondary causes, as -'O if this had been, this had not followed!' Look up to the master motion of the first wheel. In building, we see hewn stones and timbers under hammers and axes, yet the house in this beauty we do not see at the present, but it is in the mind of this builder. We also see unbroken clods, furrows, and stones, but we do not see the summer lilies, roses, and the beauty of a garden. Even so we do not presently see the outcome of God's decrees with his blessed purpose. It is hard to believe when his purpose is hidden and under the ground. Providence has a thousand keys to deliver his own even when all hope is gone. Let us be faithful and care for our own part, which is to do and suffer for him, and lay Christ's part on himself and leave it there; duties are ours, events are the Lord's.”
                                                            ~Samuel Rutherford