Wednesday, October 19, 2011

october 19


thinking about 20 years today. a long time, but a good long time.

happy anniversary mom and dad!



one thought thursday… a day early :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

America’s Lost Culture

A few days ago, I was listening to a speech, and the speaker said something that caught my attention- “People around the world think that Americans don’t have a culture.”


think about that.

We don’t have a culture?

I would disagree on one hand, because we do have a culture- people see hamburgers, they think ‘United States’. People see/hear a President, they think ‘United States’. People hear “all men are created equal” and they say- “Yep- that’s the United States.’

We have stories- legends- but they are few and far between.

But on the other hand, I have to agree with this speaker. The United States has lost its culture.

What once was a nation founded on the truths of God’s Word is now a nation that could care less what God thinks- as long as it seems or feels good, it’s alright.

Our foundations- the start of our nation- was what set us apart from the others in the world. we were those stubborn 13 colonies who wanted to be free of Britain. There was a war, and by God’s grace, we won. A nation was formed under His name- a nation that said “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” A nation whose pledge stated that we would remain “under God”.

When our nation threatened to split itself in half over the cruelty of slavery, God showed his hand again and we were made the United States once more.

But as the 20th century slipped by, our nation shifted. We don’t care as much about what God desires for us- we only care about our desires. We don’t share stories of grandfathers, history, of family traditions. We simply follow the crowd and let valuable lessons slip by.

We, as a nation who calls itself Christian, has lost its Christ-likeness. The very word “christian” means “little Christ”. We are to be made more like Christ- but our nation has fallen away from that.

Yes, our nation has lost its culture- but we, as true believers and followers of Christ, have a culture that will withstand all shifting of other cultures and nations.

Though the nations may fall off of maps and disappear, as followers of Christ we can know that our nation- the body of Christ around the globe, and above the globe- will never disappear- for Christ is our unshifting foundation- our cornerstone that holds us to Him.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Questions One Must Ask

For example, my little brother, the great intellectual.

as the sun goes behind the cloud,
"Is it getting dark out already?"

when a singer on the radio came on,
"what is he saying?"

while peering down into his snack this afternoon,
"Do you think God likes peanut butter and pretzels?"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another Writer in the Family


my dear sister has just started up her own blog!

you may recall a young lady I mentioned who sewed for chickens in Maine?

I have a sister who blogs for chickens- and can’t wait to tell you all about what she’s learned!

Come on over and smile along in The Chicken Coop.

and in case you were wondering, my other sister also is still blogging at her own writing space, and lately has some great book reviews!

Click on over to Lillie’s Valley to read more…




Wednesday, October 12, 2011

if you have but five minutes today…

watch this.

let it sink in-

and know how much He loves you.

link to video: click here

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

october 12


As I sat and dreamed with bubble maps, I began to wonder how it was that I would be so blessed.



one thought wednesday

Saturday, October 8, 2011

happy at home


happy at home this weekend

enjoying a windy warm fall day



A great story for the weekend as we watch the combines across the street…

a gal who sews for chickens… and who knows? a sister of mine might be doing this next spring for her chickens…

and little boys all over the world… too funny!

winning photos from the National Geographic Photo contest last year… breathtaking- and the storm one? powerful… all glory to God! please take the time to browse these galleries… simply beautiful!