A Week to Remember

Was last week crazy, or was it just me? You do not have to answer that question. Especially if you’re going to be painfully honest! 

Early in the week we had an earthquake, unusual for this part of the continent.
Later in the week, we had a hurricane, which is rather typical for our area; however, Irene had a mind of her own, and had to do it “her way.” We were totally blessed in that we didn’t lose electricity for any length of time, and the only damage outside was to a trumpet vine and the butterfly bush, and a few twigs from the oak tree. And we give God the glory for this testimony.   

Somewhere, either on a blog or Facebook comment, someone said, “Now all we need are the locusts.” Well, here ya go!

Actually, it appears to be a Differential Grasshopper, but it will be more than happy to attack any green leafy thing–or anything else growing in your garden. (I know this because I recently bought ANOTHER BOOK, a field guide to insects and spiders of North America.)

Did I mention that you will no longer find ME outdoors? Well, not until tomorrow, anyway. I have some other wonderful treasures from today that I’ll be sharing this week. I can’t wait! 

Lions and Tigers and Bees, Oh My!

Ok, I admit it, the lion part was fiction. Unless you consider I was “lion down” on the job, preoccupied with earthquakes and hurricanes. 

Before our little earth-shaking adventure, I was out in the yard and found not one, but TWO Tiger Swallowtails on the butterfly bush. 

And a bumblebee, too!Tomorrow, I’m going to have a guest posting my blog. I can’t wait for you to meet her! 

 

 

How to Be Blessed

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands submissive and inactive in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down to relax and rest where the scornful and mockers gather.

But his delight are in the precepts, instructions, the teachings of God (The Bible), and he habitually ponders and studies by day and by night.

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted and tended by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; whose leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper. (Psalm 1)

My heart is heavy for the devastation that is taking place in the world around us. So many souls have been lost, and I wonder if they are lost for all eternity. I hope not.

The book of Psalms is my shelter during the storms of life. My Amplified Bible describes them this way:

“With many authors over a long period of time contributing to this collection, the Psalms reflect a wide variety of feelings, emotions, attitudes and interests. Since these psalms come out of the experiences of individuals from such a wide background, they have had a universal appeal throughout the millenniums since they were written. ”

Rx: Take one a day, and see what the Lord would speak to your heart.