Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Since last Friday, I've been on vacation.
A very busy vacation, I'll assure you--but vacation none the less.

But ---what's wonderful about this time is this:

  • Time for the Lord. I was on a subsistence level as far as my spritual walk was concerned--and it's wonderful to hear the call of the Lord in my life. And along with this, it seems that everything my pastor is preaching on lately--everything hits, gut-level, right where I need it. Thank God for his correction--and his Grace.

  • Time to do things--like cook--the real way--and sew (well-- I haven't really done this yet--but I've got material and patterns galore... )

  • Time to organize and purge my room. And help my mother out more than I've been able to in 9 months.

  • Time for friends--to be with friends--and go out to eat after church! (Becca and I declared it our "First night of Freedom" last Sunday night... )

  • Time--for thought. For peace. For life.
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were
far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one,
and hath broken down the middle wall of partition;
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, the law
of commandments in ordinances; for to make in
himself of twain one new man, making peace;
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one
body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
And came and preached peace to you which were
afar off, and to them that were nigh.
For through him we both have access by one Spirit
unto the Father.
--Ephesians 2:13-18

God Bless!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Guess what this background is?

"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."
-- Georgia O'Keefe

--close-up of a water lily--

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

To be like Jesus...

ENTOMBMENT.title JEFF.IN ER 55-72 57-0420
47 021 ...That's what I say tonight. I've got all kinds of names; I don't care what people call me; that doesn't mean a thing to me. The only thing that I want to do is know this: that I have been dead, and my life is hid in Christ, through God, and sealed by the Holy Ghost; that when He calls from among the dead, I'll answer on that day. Bury me in Christ, for those that are in Christ will God bring with Him at that day.

ENTOMBMENT.title JEFF.IN ER 55-72 57-0420
49 022 How do we get in Christ? I Corinthians 12:13, "By one Spirit we are all baptized into one Body, and become fellow citizens of the Kingdom of God." We profess to be pilgrims and strangers on this earth anymore, not seeking these worldly things, but looking for the coming of the blessed King to take over the domain from sea to boundless sea, when He comes in His glory. Certainly, we look for His coming.

ENTOMBMENT.title JEFF.IN ER 55-72 57-0420
50 023 And then no doubt in my mind, but that's what Jesus had in His mind when He was here on earth, was that infallibility of God's eternal Word. For we know that in Him dwelt the Fullness of the Godhead Body. The entire Godhead was in Him. He was both Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, but dwelt in a human form; the theophany of God, the great image of God that He made man in, then placed him in the earth... He had a body. God isn't without a body. God's got a body, and it looks like a man. Moses saw it; others saw it, and it looks like a man.
And it's just an impression, this is, of what that is. And everything on earth, the beauty, the sweetness, the beauty of the earth, is nothing else in the world but an answer to a far better than that, that waits us when we leave this world. For everything in earth is just a pattern of that which is in heaven. Everything that's good, everything that's righteous, everything that's beautiful, trees, birds, everything is just a pattern of what's in heaven.

Our own life is just a pattern. It's just a shadow, and not the real thing. It's the negative side. It takes death to develop the picture, to put us back in the theophany we come from. Then in the resurrection we come in His likeness, a resurrected body. What a beautiful; not only beautiful, but it is the real solemn truth of God's eternal Word, that we'll be like Him.
On Earth I long to be like Him...

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Quote of the Day...

After being responsible, and not flying off to an American Boy's Choir concert with my sis:

"Twenty-three is the age of responsibility. At thirty, you can do anything."

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

A Very Quick Update....

To tell you that I'm alive, and school's about to end, and therefore I will not be nearly so busy! And... to show you...

My new Not-A-Toy...

God Bless!

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