Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings... Psalm 17:8
Have you ever experienced a time in your life that was full of riches and blessings? A time when everything was going well and your worries were few? Do you find your self in absolute contentedness and joy during these times? God is good and you know it times?
Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Luke 12:15
Have you ever experienced a time of worry and fear? A time in your life when finances are drained and it seems everything you own is breaking? Your relationships are strained as well as your bank account? Do you find yourself in misery during these times, fearful of the unknown asking "Why is this happening to me and where is God!?" Sick to you stomach, sad.... even pouty? Then a check comes in the mail, things get better, you "feel" lighter and all is well with the world again.....
For the despondent, every day brings trouble;
for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15
A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15: 13
I personally have experienced both of these and recently wondered why I let my emotions control my happiness? Why should I be so worrisome and depressed by my situation?! I imagine God looking down on us thinking "How silly they are, don't they know the things of this world don't matter? Don't they believe I will take care of them?"
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5
I think the less I own the more content I am. The more I give away the freer I feel. I have learned to be content with less but find myself slipping at times when I become fearful. Instead of worrying during these times, I need to lean more on Him and chose to be happy.... and content.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12
Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act. Psalm 37:7
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11
We have been enjoying the last days of fall weather. Snow will be upon us this evening, one of the many firsts for Willow. It is so lovely watching her explore her new world. She is a feisty little thing! Full of spice and life! We went to one of the many local orchards and the girls picked apples right from the tree. We were in the clouds and it was quite chilly but they had a grand experience and tested many varieties of apples. We later strolled to the fair - a no ride fair- where we talked to artisans, ate hot grilled corn on the cob ( oh my it was delicious!), drank fresh pressed hot apple cider and watched a very funny magician. It was a lovely, lovely time.
Children of Grace
I got it!
Trees laden with luscious apples...
Little hands picking apples...
A wish for you mama
Here's a flower for you mama
from the orchard...
to little hands....
to the table...
guess what were making??
Apple Pie per ;o)
Nothing goes to waste.... the animals will like these apple skins
Busy hands while the pies cool....
May your day be filled with an abundance of family blessings! It's now snowing and I am going to sit by the fire.