Blessed are those whose lawless deeds
are forgiven, and whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the one to whom the Lord
shall not impute sin.
— Romans 4:7-8
Those of us who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, only because He first loved us, are BLESSED beyond even our knowledge. We get the mercy and grace that we do not deserve and we do not receive the punishment we do deserve!
If you haven’t yet checked out the Matt Walsh Blog, you really should. This is from his blog.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet
unformed. And in Your book they all
were written, the days fashioned for
me, when as yet there were none of
The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.
Then the word of the Lord came to me,
saying: “Before I formed you in the
womb I knew you; Before you were
born I sanctified you; I ordained you a
prophet to the nations.”
— Jeremiah 1:4-5
I urge you to take time today and focus on what this verse is truly saying.
Yes, I am already married, no I do not need a wedding dress. 😉 I do, however, enjoy watching wedding shows while I torture myself on the elliptical in the wee hours of the morning.
I guess it makes me old, or maybe just old fashioned, but the latest wedding dress fad seems to be the see through bodice Now, there are extreme wedding dresses in terms of immodesty, with super low cuts back and front, but the see through thing is in a league of its own. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I thought that weddings included grandparents and great aunts and uncles…and fathers! My goodness! If my grandparents saw me in a see through wedding dress, they might not be speaking to me anymore. And I think it would be safe to say my dad would not have walked me down the aisle.
It is a small wonder marriages don’t last today. If the bride is willing to show that much of herself…(and some of these go down to just about “there” ) to the whole world, when it should be sacred for her husband on her wedding day…wow, blows my mind.
I hear the arguments now. No I am not saying everyone who wears a see through gown will get divorced. I wish that on no one. And yes, I realize most of us show off that much at the beach or pool in our bathing suits. I guess the see through wedding dress just irks me.
What are your thoughts?
Who among all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this,
in His hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.
— Job 12:9-10
Here is the latest cake. So funny, when I set it out, everyone thought it was just a bowl of Reeses Pieces. I made my favorite chocolate cake, chocolate frosting and surrounded it with candy! The idea is not mine, but it was really fun to make.
On another note, this morning while on the elliptical, I was watching Letters to God. Highly recommend this movie! Very touching.
No big news today, just a couple tidbits. Enjoy your week!
(made for a going away party)
Sundays are our family days. No matter how busy we are during the week, we set aside Sundays to do things fun as a family that do not require work or school as part of the day. 🙂 Today we went to a park fairly near our house. It was our first visit there and it was pretty awesome. They built a slide into a hillside, resembling a small water slide, but without the water. You are supposed to bring a piece of cardboard and you sit on it to go down the slide. There is also a playground there. The kids had a blast! And I loved that something so simple was entertaining to them. Free outdoor fun is always a good thing! The only snag, which irked Mommy and Daddy more than the kids, was when a grandpa didn’t want to share the box that we brought. Long silly story that I do not want to go into, but it was interesting that all the kids could share with each other and the grandpa was unaware of how that process worked. Alas, another life lesson for the kids. That was about 30 seconds of the whole time we were there, so it was a successful, happy and fun day!
Something interesting that I have been doing….I did a 10 day no sugar experiment. I could eat natural sugar…meaning fruit, but nothing processed. I gave myself a 10 day limit so I could see the end of the tunnel and therefore have more success. Today is day 11, so I am pigging out a bit, but I am going back into another 10 day no sugar beginning tomorrow. Being without sugar made my body much healthier. I could feel it. I have had quite of bit of sugar today (in different forms) and my body noticed right away. But I do not want my body to forget how to process any of those foods quite yet. Interestingly, I had a diet soda and it tasted horrible! Which actually made me happy…because I know diet ingredients are really awful for your body. And if I lose my temptation for them, all the better. Baked goods however did not taste terrible, however if I get in a habit of only eating them every so often, I am not too concerned. I did lose a little bit of weight…I will gain a fraction of that back today. For me, the best part of no sugar is how quickly my belly slimmed. My belly is not my biggest problem area, but wow! any slight improvement is ok with me. I am sure after today there will be a little bulge, but it will also go away. 🙂
And that is the light weekend update!
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
– 1 Timothy 4:4-5 (NIV)