I feel such shame at how my love of photos with a hunky farmer husband always doing interesting things and babies and baby animals all around me.. I was bit by the bug and hard! As a result I have scrapbooks that filled Ruth's pickup yesterday! They are all here and I feel that I have been cast into the sea and the waves are crashing over my head. Or even that I am sinking to the bottom! I not only have all this myself, but I sent each child from home with a scrapbook for every year they were alive, so at 18 they had that many scrapbooks to haul along with them! I have all mine plus John's and Susan's/Hallel's! When Ruth lugged them into the back bedroom that I have been working so hard to empty and fill it back up... I felt sick and sorry for my excess! Did I have to chronicle every moment of my life? I suppose that although now on line and stored another way.. that could be said about me now! I am a mess!
It looks like today is putting in the garden day and all these boxes are back again! Help! I found the readings today to be filled with the reminder of how we are not to get all tied up with the idols made of gold and photos and are to place our energies and thoughts upon The Lord and what really matters in our salvation! Jesus asks us to be humble and rid ourselves of all the prideful trappings which distract us and keep us apart from totally dying to self and allowing The Holy Spirit to reveal all Truth to us! I faced myself and the Truth was a hard pill to swallow!
Jesus, you told us today - I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear the it now. But when he comes , the Spirit of Truth, He will guide you to all Truth. John 16 Yes, the truth I saw was a hard blow to me, and I welcome it and ask that you assist me in making amends for it. I long to rid myself of all the baggage that has come between us. You are in control and everything worthwhile comes from you. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
A dear friend shared this link today... how we love Venerable Solanus Casey from our cancer journey! And talk about embracing humility!
Eagerness for each new day!
So True... the Truth revealed by The LIGHT!
Maria and family have a dog?!? More love to go around...
Maybe there is one who takes too many pictures and writes too much? That would be me!
Casting Crowns - Praise you in the storm