summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Friday, July 15, 2016

so so sad....

Not only the people of France, but tourists from so many places...what a horrible thing. I cannot comprehend it. In the book of Luke it's written about wars and rumors of wars, and the failings of men's hearts from fear, how the powers of heaven will be shaken. I took comfort in, "But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and the cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch, therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." Jesus spoke these words (chap 21, 34-36).

I took comfort because there isn't much I can do about world events, I can only pray, and "take heed to" myself, that I am not weighed down with the cares of this life. What can I do to be found worthy to escape these things?

This is the whole essence of my life.

It's easy to trust in God on a sunny day, but when these things happen, I honestly find myself quite terrified. And mad. And sickened. But all of mankind knows that ultimately, evil will not triumph over good.

And there is so much goodness in life. Today, I have three little girls here who are doing projects...

This is what the kitchen table looked like when I got up this morning. I didn't have them clean it up because their bottles needed more coats of paint.

They are hard at work now, I will take some pics of their finished projects later.

The side yard...

The pool this morning...

I took four girls out shopping yesterday.

Evelyn found some nice sneakers, which I got her for her birthday which is next month. We found cute clothes for baby Lydia and a few nice things for little Anya. After we got home, I took the little girls over to visit Grandma, then home again to grill burgers and see Lydia. She sat in the walker on the deck eating crackers and making us all smile while we had dinner.

Our weather has been glorious...we are needing some rain, but it has been so warm and sunny.

Tonight, Jason Aldean concert! I don't love working, but it's not too bad. It's nice to be with my friends.

With Emily at the Journey concert:)

I was thinking about a trip to the library, but the kids are so settled in doing crafts, maybe we'll wait...what's another few dollars in library fines? It's too busy to run around town then leave for the concert.

There are five kids here in the living room, and we are talking about important things, so bye for now...


Carol Slater said...

I want your job if you get to see acts like Journey and Jason Aldean. I don't like working either, but I can imagine that it would be fun. I have seen Aldean in concert and enjoyed him.

16 blessings'mom said...

Carol, it IS cool! We don't get to actually see the bands except during our break, but we can hear them loud and clear, and it's nice. Next week is the Zac Brown Band, then after that: Keith Urban:), then ZZTop.