Walk Worthy

"...walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into
His own kingdom and glory."
1 Thess. 2:12



Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Dry, Barren Desert

This has been a very dry summer in eastern Tennessee;  a dry summer for me, without writing out eucharisteo.  Finding and labeling eucharisteos, even the hard is good and I do it again.  He gives joy and leads me to His Word... what I am most grateful for. 
Our fields are brown and dry, as has been my heart; the cattle have been moved from pasture to pasture to keep from feeding hay; we will soon.  My heart has moved, seeking food from Him, and In Him He makes all things green and refreshes the thirsty soul.
He gives the clean, living water I long for, and am thankful to bask in its coolness.

Isaiah 45:8
"Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds pour down righteousness.
Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit,
And righteousness spring up with it.
I, the Lord, have created it."
"Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth."
"O how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day."
Psalm 119:88, 97

Experiencing His Grace,
Jody

Time

Time is an amazing thing. We don't have time, we don't have enough time, it's the wrong time, it's the right time, how much time will it take, do you have the time?  Let's make sure we are using all our time with what really matters.  It is a gift from God, let's use it wisely.

A time for work

A time for making music

A time to focus on His love for us
(original painting by Rhen)

A time for field trips with cousins

A time for clothes hanging in sunshine by Him

A time for singing and making music for the sick, elderly, and neighbors


A time for climbing silos?  Ju, of course
Watching 10 deer at the spring

A time for praise!

A time for His creation - beautiful

A time to be serious, pretty niece J

A time for sisters, sunglasses and babies

A time for His glorious sunset, WOW!!!!
Proverbs 8:17
"I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me."
Grateful for His gifts #922-933
pizza
playing lego wii game
sibling laughter
moving cows to pasture with a bit more grass
the heat
shopping with grandmama
new shoes
putting together church newsletters
ice cream
chocolate syrup
hard eucharisteo - extreme fatigue
needing Your grace

Only by His Grace,
Jody

We're Baaaaaackkkk!!!!

Here are a few pics of the garden while my sis and her family were in during the summer. I didn't want to leave you with our bare garden from the beginning. Of course, it is quite bare again because of no rain, so here's just a bit of what we did.
Grandmommy and K

The "Dad" of the other crew and Uncle of mine
Looks like he is enjoying himself, doesn't it?
Love you BIL







By His Grace,
Jody

Fall is in the Air

Since my last blog was at the beginning of spring, I thought I would begin this one with the beginning of fall. I know it isn't here yet, but it is on its way! Our family is so ready for the season of fall, the colors, the coolness of the breezes, it is amazingly beautiful! I am ready for a new beginning and will explain more in upcoming posts, but for now, I am back and desire to be an encourager for you to come and dwell at His feet, along beside me.

"Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Lord,
we have waited for You eagerly;
Your name, even Your memory,
is the desire of our souls."
Isaiah 26:8
More leading up to my 1000 gifts...
901 - 921
the hard - a marriage hurting
the hard - prayer for a critical heart
prayers for a merciful graceful heart
blessing of 3 godly daughters
blessing of 1 wonderful son
dancing to Him
praise to our God alone
glistening leaves in the wind
the precious Lamb of God
for loving me so
Your light on the boards
shadows of Your creation
late night walk in the dark shadows by flashlight
3 generations walking
father-in-law, son-in-law talking
discussions on a barn
stars out
late night breeze working cattle
Your grace

By His Grace,
Jody