Some of my favorite Journal Entries from March 2015.
“When through the woods, and forest glades I wonder
I hear the birds, sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandure, and see the brook,
and feel the gentle breeze. “
“Then sings my soul, my savior God to Thee; how great though are, how great thou art. Then sings my soul, my savior God to Thee; how great thou are, how great thou art!”
A list of Things to Paint
- Joon Story – all %100 little Korean girl cuteness
- Hey Diddle Diddle
- How Great Thou Art
- Psalm 23
- Imagination – wild, anything goes
- Swing on a star
- Korean Kids, seasons, occasions, hairstyles
What a beautiful Day! Sun is slowly waking Songtan. Veil of clouds is drawn as the new day’s canopy – – perhaps will the curtain part with burst of glory? Later maybe.
Such praise to be had! You’re teaching me about this body; fragile clay form. Thank you that I was designed to survive. Created to life. Fully live. Thankful–full of thanks. Graceful–full of grace.
Yesterday was lovely. March 11th marked two months of dating Josh. I gave him a rock with the word “Laugh” etched on it, he gave me a patch from his suit (not the actual one, but a copy). The patch he gave me represents the first time he got to shoot from his A10.
Church notes|Hebrews 8:5 (shadow)
“Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.” KJV
Old Covenant. . .
- Priest (8:1)
- Tabernacle (8:2)
- Sacrifice (8:3)
. . .shadow, preview of the. . .
- True Priest; Jesus
- True tabernacle; wherever Jesus is (7:25, 9:24)
- True Sacrifice; the cross (7:27)
Priest, place, price.
“31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Jeremiah 31:31-34
“I will. . .” Hebrew 8:10-12
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”
Ezekiel 36 (number all of the times “I Will” or “Will I” are used!):
“21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”
Heart of Stone into a heart of flesh.
Lauren gave me a long sleeved green and white T last week. Once I got out of the shower, I mozied over to my clothes heap and selected this top and a pair of super cozy blue jeans (real denim!). Then it occurred to me that it is St. Patricks day today.
Galations 1:1-5, the greeting:
v1. His (Paul’s) apostleship what given to him by and through Jesus Christ and God the Father “Who raised him from the dead”
v3. Blessings of grace and peace- – how powerful is that prayer blessing?
v4. “gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.”
v5. Always give God the glory.
Simple truth | key things I need to remember:
- He will grow you
- Simply obey (reading, memorizing; spending time with Him)
- He changes (by design, obedience changes the heart)
- He give insight
- What you feed will grow
- You reap what you sow
- Sow discipline, reap peace
- If you want change, then do something different
- Renewing of the mind
Discipline and sacrifice: discipline is sacrifice.
For the joy set before him: for the reward set before him.
Live in the moment! Be absolutely YOU! Don’t forget to be yourself–don’t neglect developing crafts, talents and interests! Don’t forget to be yourself! Be patient, it takes time.
So many strawberries this month!
Simple Truths I’ve learned
- Trust in the Lord with all of your heart always.
- Control/perfectionism/fear cripple the spirit (and creativity)
- gratitude multiplies joy
- discipline is sacrifice
- consistency — new habits, new life
- Trust and obey. Love God, love others
- Doing what is right is always best. Peace.
- Doer vs. hearer–show people what you believe.
- You never regret obedience.
- I don’t want control
- don’t worry–do
- fruit takes time to grow–obedience nurtures ground/roots.
- “Lord, I’ve done what You’ve asked me to do today.”
- Do what is right (right in God’s terms).
- Challenge = change; want change? Do something different.
- Be changed by the Word. Thats why it was written.
- His perspective of me. More important than mine.
- Contrasting the world–thats the point. Point to YOU!
Call to Biblical womanhood|”…-but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” (1 Peter 3:4)
Fully live. Beauti-ful (full of beauty). Grace-ful (full of grace). Grate-ful (full of gratitude).
- Hurried life empties a soul.
- gratitude multiplies joy.
- Slow down time with weight of full attention.
- Giving thanks makes time.
- Lack of time isn’t the problem; lack of thanks is.
- When I am thank-full, I am time-full.
- The slower the living, the greater the fullness.
- The fast have spiritually slow hearts.
- Eucharisto keeps focus simple; sacred.
- Full attention slows life’s time current.
- With each passing minute, each passing year, there is this deepening awareness that i am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity.