Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
“I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”
Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
“Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.”
“Overheard in an Orchard”, Elizabeth Cheney
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? (next to nothing)
and one of them shall not fall on the ground
without your Father. But the very hairs
of your head are numbered. Fear ye not therefore,
ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:29-31
Oh thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Jesus’ words in Matthew 14:31
Hello, dear caring xanga friends! Thank you for your prayers this week! By the grace of God we got through it. Every day there was a new challenge and on most days tears were shed, but every day was also full of His blessings. Just full! I got happy mail in the mailbox, happy messages here on xanga, I had a nice talk w/Colleen, and my sister Amanda, and several with my friend Kathy. Kathy made me laugh when she combated my prayer to die with a passionate, “Don’t listen to her, God, she’s not herself!” (I don’t really want to die, but I would like to just be done with life now and then, you understand, I hope, I’m not really like that, just come and take me to GLORYLAND, that’s how I feel now and then). . . . .anyway, I’ve gotten dinner on the table every night, we did school this week, the kids are clean and taken care of. . .we’re warm, we’re snug, we’re safe, God is good, His grace is sufficient, His mercies are new each morning!
I’m still not feeling all that perky, my neck has been stiff, and I have aches and pains. But, I am definitely better than I was yesterday and the day before. . . keep those prayers coming and I will pray for you all, too. Oh, and I was reminded this morning that our journey with God is UPWARD. .even in these down times, when we feel like we are oh so low, we’re not! He’s always leading us UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn’t that great?
Just think! God knows right now how many hairs are on your head!
Okay, on to earthly things for a moment:
QUESTION—I want some good tea! Any suggestions on where to buy and what to buy? I’m open to online shopping, as well.
ALSO—I need a GOOD PENCIL SHARPENER. .one to mount on the wall that can “never” be lost and will “never” break. I hate every sharpener I’ve bought, the last one was electric from Target. We also tried a battery powered one. Any suggestions to a GOOD ONE that will last for years and not months? I have had so many frustrating moments as a homeschool mom, just because of pencils!
****I ordered the one our friend mother_of_encouragment suggested! yippee!****
Okay, I’m going to go get Caleb out of his high chair and get the older kids put to bed for reading time. Caleb already napped so I will have company during quiet time today. . . . .
Have a great afternoon and thanks for stopping by my site today!