Glory

Glory is the word for the 11th of August.

I’ll need to share this whole rich paragraph from Colossians with glory being the last word.

Colossians 3:1-4

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Share your verses in the comments or on your blog and I’ll add them here.

On Sunday we attended a birthday party for our grands’ other granny, Linda. We were greeted with a very excited little 3 year old who wanted to…

…sell us some lemonade or Iced Tea from her stand. 5 cents per cup, what a bargain. She was hilarious and very careful when she poured for each person. She filled Granny Great’s cup half full and Granny said “Is that all I get?” and Addy responded, “that’s enough”. It worked out financially for Addy that most of the adults did not have any loose change so she got a $5 bill and several $1 bills.

You should never leave your stand unattended especially when you have a baby brother!

We had a delicious dinner on the deck.

Linda is on the left with the cup up to her mouth. Happy Birthday Linda! Her friend Jo is next to her. Granny Great and Great Grandpa Jim, Aunt Rhonda, and Uncle Scott with Dan and Addy way in the back.

Jamie and Gramps got into this photo.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Heaven

August 10th and the Bible Verse prompt is Heaven. It is so hard to narrow it down to one verse, there are so many encouraging ones!

I’ll choose this section of scripture from Colossians 1: 15-20 on the Preeminence of Christ with heaven mentioned twice:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Feel free to share your verses about heaven in the comments or on your blog. I’ll add them here. Thank you ahead of time.

From my sister Vera:

You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. Nehemiah 9:6

From Patsystitch:

Genesis 15:5
And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “so shall your offspring be”

From Maristella:

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14 | NIV

From Happy One:

Matthew 24:35-36 KJV

HEAVEN and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man,
no, not the angels of HEAVEN,
but my Father only.

Back to our Country Bungalow. We had our Colville kids over for dinner on Saturday and the kids had fun climbing our mountains of dirt and riding in our new dump cart.

Addy scaled both mountains of dirt and had to scoot on her bum to get back down.

Jaymison enjoyed picking up rocks, the larger the better. So pleased our kids are not fussy about their kids playing in dirt!

Jaymison was a little hesitant when he first sat in the dump wagon but soon was enjoying the ride with some “vroom vroom” noises and giggles!

Happy Monday to you all.

It Is Well With My Soul ~ Hymn (River)

Today is the 9th of August and it falls on a Sunday. Posting hymns on Sunday has been something I look forward to. Since the word for today in our August Bible Verse Challenge is river I found a great hymn with the word river in it. I could have picked Frances Havergal’s, Like A River Glorious, which is one of my favorites to sing, but this is the hymn for this day.

I’ll also add a verse at the end of the post.

It Is Well with My Soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Refrain

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

Refrain

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought—
My sin—not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

Refrain

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

Refrain

But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

Refrain

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so—it is well with my soul.

Words: Horatio G. Spafford

Psalm 46:4-5 (ESV) 

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Share a verse for the challenge in the comments or on your blog and I’ll post them here. Thank you and God bless your Sunday with peace like a river.

Here’s a verse from my sister Vera:

“Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭98:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From Patsystitch:

Revelation 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

From Maristella:

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”John 7:38.NIV.

From Happy One:

Isaiah 43:2 KJV

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee;
and through the RIVERS, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Day 8 ~ False

Today is the 8th of August and the word for today is False.

If you have a verse to share add it to the comments or on your blog. Thank you to all for sharing verses here.

Proverbs 19:5 (ESV)

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

Patsystitch shared this verse which is part of the Ten Commandments:

Exodus 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

My sister Vera added this verse from 2 Peter:

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.”
‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Maristella has another verse to share:

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Matthew 7:15.

Happy One posted this verse, too, on her blog Life is Good in the King James Version.

Matthew 7:15 KJV

Beware of FALSE prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

We are having some very lovely summer temps right now. It was 75 degrees on Friday and we will only climb up into the 80’s over the next several days. Ahh…

August Bible Verse Challenge ~ Evil

Todays word is evil.

Psalm 141: 3-4

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!

Let me know if you share a verse for this day on your blog. You can also share a verse in comments and I’ll add it to this post. Thank you to all who have shared verses already.

From my sister, Vera:

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From Patsystitch:

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For you are with me, your rod and your staff the comfort me.

Happy One shared this verse on her blog, click over to see her post.

Matthew 5:11 KJV

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,
and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of EVIL against you falsely,
for my sake.

Maristella shared this good reminder:

1 Peter 3:9 -” Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Maybe I’ll memorize the verse from Psalms and recite it in my head when I have to wear a mask.

This is one of my new linen masks all the way from Russia.

Light

 

Today’s word is Light. So many verses to choose from…

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

In my college years our Russian Choir recorded a song with the words from Psalm 27 so I can almost recite this Psalm in Russian…almost.

If you have a verse from the Bible to share about light please do either in the comments or on your blog. It’s been great to read the verses you all have shared.

Here are some verses others have chosen on Light:

From Patsy and Vee, too:

John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me wii not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”.

Maristella shared this verse in the comments:

“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5: 15-16.

From my sister Vera:

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Click over to Mildred’s Blog Laurel Wood to see her post on Light with the verse from John 8:12, too.

Click over to Life is Good where Happy One has posted a verse on Light.

Last Saturday our Grands enjoyed some time at our country bungalow.

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We bowled, we played with sand, and we played with water.

After we moved inside the electric pencil sharpener was a big hit!

Jaymison has great small motor skills for a 1 year old.

Yesterday was a busy day at our Country Bungalow. We finally had promises kept and several dump truck loads of Clean fill were dumped in our empty pond cavity. It’s so nice to have a flat area instead of the steep drop off.  We might have more delivered tomorrow. I’ll show photos soon.

August Challenge Hodgepodge

 

Before I dive into the Wednesday Hodgepodge today is the 5th of August and the word prompt for our August Bible Verse challenge is Jesus.

I’m sharing a section of scripture from Acts. This is what Peter testified in Jerusalem to the rulers, elders and scribes gathered together along with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander and all who were of the high-priestly family after Peter and John were arrested because they healed a crippled man and they were saying things in the temple that the leaders did not like.

Acts 4: 7-12 (ESV) ~

And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead–by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Another great verse for the challenge from Happy One at Life is Good. Click over to read it.

Thank You to Joyce for asking the questions. Click over to see more Hodgepodge posts.

1.  What’s happening where you live in terms of schools opening? How do you feel about it?

It really isn’t clear what is happening in the Fall here. They seem to be saying they are trying both online and in person learning experiences. We live in the 2nd poorest county in the state of Washington. Many of our students don’t have computers or their internet connections are very poor so online learning becomes more difficult. All I can say is OYE and my heart goes out to teachers, staff and parents of school aged children.

2. What’s something you still do ‘old school’?

We still listen to Music CD’s in our house.

3. August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Will you/did you celebrate by baking a batch? Eating a batch? Nuts or no nuts? Homemade or store bought? Soft and chewy or do you prefer your cookie to snap when you bite into it?

I won’t be baking cookies because we had an overload of bread so I made bread pudding. Can’t have too many desserts at one time around here.

I have a loaded chocolate chip cookie that our household loves and they are not the crispy variety. Yes to nuts and oatmeal in this recipe. I also only put 1/2 the bag of chocolate chips in my loaded cookies. I use the Toll House recipe with added nuts and oatmeal. I take them out of the oven when the bottoms are light brown. Homemade is always best!

4. What are you starved for?

I’m starved for a really nice meal out with things on the menu that I don’t regularly have.  The photo above is of the last great meal we had out on March 13th of this year just a couple days before the lock downs started.

I’m also starved for leisurely shopping experiences without a mask on.

5. Anything new and interesting on your August calendar? What is one thing you’re looking forward to this month?

We are supposed to have some weekend visitors that we are looking forward to. Haven’t heard the final date from them yet.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

 

I have an August challenge going on my blog right now. Using the word prompts for the day I post a verse or section of scripture that relates to the word. An easy challenge that gets me to search and find verses I haven’t read for a while. If you want to join in on any given day in August feel free and please let me know so I can read the verses you choose and link them.

Day Four ~ Love

 

Continuing with the August challenge to post a  Bible verse or section of scripture with a word prompt. Today the 4th of August is Love.

Romans 12: 9-10 (ESV): “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Feel free to share a Bible verse on love in the comments or on your blog. If you post a verse on your blog please let me know. Tomorrow’s prompt is Jesus.

Happy One at Life is Good posted verses on the theme of Love.

There are also some verses in the comments.

On Saturday morning I harvested our garlic and hung it to dry in our laundry room. I mentioned on Facebook that our laundry room was smelling like a good Chinese restaurant. This is the first time ever I have seen or harvested garlic growing. It was a fun experience for me.

August Challenge~Days 1-3

Anyone want to join me in a challenge for the month of August even though we are almost 3 days in?

 

I put a word prompt up for each day of the month and our challenge is to post a Bible Verse or a section of scripture that has that word in it.  Easy peasy. Since tomorrow is the the third of August already, I’m posting all three days of prompts here. You can copy the list to your blog if you want. Let me know if you’ll be joining in on the challenge or if you post a verse along the way. If you would like to share a verse of your choice in comments instead, please do. I’ll add them to my post. I’ll be trying to post a photo a day, too.

  1. HOPE: Psalm 119:81 ~ My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.
  2. PEACE: 1 Corinthians 14:33 ~ For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
  3. JOY: James 1:2-3 ~ Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Laurel Wood posted a verse on “Joy” today on her blog. Click over to read it.

Happy One has posted verses for hope, peace, and joy on her blog today, click over to read them.

O Savior, Precious Savior ~ Hymn

O Savior, Precious Savior

O Savior, precious Savior,
Whom yet unseen we love!
O name of might and favor,
All other names above!
We worship Thee, we bless Thee,
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee, and confess Thee
Our holy Lord and king.

O bringer of salvation,
Who wondrously hast wrought,
Thyself the revelation
Of love beyond our thought;
We worship Thee, we bless Thee,
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee, and confess Thee
Our gracious Lord and king.

In Thee all fullness dwelleth,
All grace and power divine;
The glory that excelleth,
O Son of God, is Thine;
We worship Thee, we bless Thee,
To Thee, O Christ, we sing:
We praise Thee, and confess Thee
Our glorious Lord and king.

O grant the consummation
Of this our song above,
In endless adoration,
And everlasting love!
Then shall we praise and bless Thee
Where perfect praises ring,
And evermore confess Thee
Our Savior and our king.

Words: Frances R. Havergal, 1870.