For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise This our grateful hymn of praise.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Song of the Day:  Screen Door by Rich Mullins (see post below)
Reading: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (read free, online here)
Verse: James 2:15-17 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.


'Twas a weird kinda day.  Two days of mostly overcast.  I'll do better tomorrow though. :)

Good stuff from today: This article by Tullian Tchividjian. It's always good to remember that, while faith without works is dead, our works do not truly save us.  It is only Christ's work that saves us and if we try to look even to our works of gratitude for our comfort, we will be miserable.  We must always look to Christ alone for our hope and assurance of salvation.  Then we can "go forth in grateful obedience" as our pastor says each Sunday. :) 

Just a few odds & ends...

Thing 1 practicing for Saturday's recital. The teacher is pleased at his progress.  He's only been at it a year and she says he's ahead of where most kids are.  That's good to hear. :)

H-F took his new Zooble to school for show-and-tell.  The teacher said he's starting to talk more in class, but not in a bad way. :) I hope the 3 mo. break doesn't confuse him.

Was really tired today, to the point that I actually went and took a nap.  Then I got up and when Dad had finished "building" Thing 1's wardrobe, I put all his clothes in.  Gee, they have a lot of clothes.

Ended the day with the sad news that Wouter Weylandt had died in the Giro d'Italia today. I only follow cycling through/for my dh, but this is a reminder that there are no guarantees.  What are we doing for our families now that they will remember if we are gone?  More importantly, what is our standing with God? Are we trusting in our own works, or are we relying on Christ's Work on the Cross?

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