Thursday, October 04, 2012
— Thursday Things in a Row — Thursday Two Questions —
Here we are ready for some fall talking, whittling, reading, or what have you. Friends who come over generally migrate to our back porch, especially the men. We can drag up some more chairs. Our back yard blends with the 11th fairway of the golf course behind our house so the scenery is pretty most of the time. Plus there are a few golfers now and then for the dogs to bark at.
Speaking of chairs, the one in the foreground is a WalMart white rocker I got three years ago. The next is one that was on Mrs. Jim's porch when she was growing up. She likes rockers getting this one from the porch and also colonial style inside rocker from the house when she moved out. Karen has that rocker for rocking Lauren when she was little and still if she will sit still.
The two white plastic resin chairs I recovered from the curb at someones house on garbage day. There were two more but they have became more or less unsafe. Perhaps they were 'rescued' by someone handy with tools and his/her hands and made whole again.
Speaking of made whole again, we have been having a Fall Bible Conference for the last four nights this week at our church. Dr. David Cates, a Houston Baptist University professor (link) lead our study as a guest lecturer.
Dr. Cates had a definition for 'Redemption', the Baptists call it being born again, that I had not heard but it makes sense. Jesus Christ, the Messiah come, died on the cross in place of God's punishment for us. That is he 'redeemed us' by paying the price for us.
Dr. Cates' says that the word 'Redemption' in its original form meant making something valuable again from something discarded as trash. Think of it that way helps to understand the Lords life saving (eternal life) gift to us. I always had thought of it as redeeming hocked property from a pawn shop or buying a slave's freedom.
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— The row of chairs is my entry picture for Pat's Thursday Things in a Row. You might like to see and read about other entries by clicking here.
— Here are my Thursday Two Questions (click here to read about other bloggers' two questions) for Amanda:
1. Do you have an outside gathering place that you could visit or just relax by yourself?
2. Perhaps yours is not a patio, balcony, or porch but rather a garden. Is that possible for you?
Mrs. Jim would have liked to have a backyard garden setting but that was not practical for us. I am hot able to do much of the physical work. We had a landscaper draw up a plan but that was way too expensive for us, in the $95,000 range. Instead I planted the two bushes at the edge of the porch.
— My Alphabe-Thursday — "T" —
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Two Shoes Tuesday # 5 -- "Door" / MidWeek Blues
The writing prompt for Tuesday, October 2nd, is "door"
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Rest in Peace, dear Adi
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Whatever is Moses doing up there on that hill?
Trying to placate God. He talks of a huge stone God has for us.
The one with all the scribbling?
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°Picture prompt and the Word of the Week, 'placate', were furnished by Grandma.
Rest in Peace, dear Adi