Sunday, October 14, 2007

Deficiency of Substitues

They will never be a perfect fit or as effective as the real thing.
Bronze is cheaper, expedient, & close, but it isn't gold. It can only ever be an alloy.
Shiny, and brilliant, yes, but tainted by mixture. Easier to hang onto, because it has no real value, no one will ever try to take it from you. It is safe.
Though, one morning, we will wake like Samson ~ trying to do what we have always been able to do, but now unable. The power is no longer there because we substituted the blessing; gave it away. Let it be removed while we slumbered in the lap of our 'bronze' idol. We settled for the mixture. Coating something in gold only gives the appearance power. The difference should be conspicuous. Having the purity of gold is costly and risky. Am I willing to take the risk?
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Small Kindnesses

Minda not only thought the Aspens leaves looked beautiful in their Autumn butter, she went out and cut branches then put them as a sweet surprise in her big sister's room. Does a mama's heart good when her children honor & love one another so deeply.
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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Snow Dog, Part 1!

Look who is enjoying it!
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Overnight changes!

Same view... with just a slight adjustment!!!
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Saturday, October 06, 2007

If You Would Pray...UPDATE!

It's over! She feels she did her best, and we won't have a score for 3 weeks or more. Thanks for all your prayers. The power went out and they almost had to reschedule the testing, but God must have heard everyone crying out for Cassia! It came on again after 15 minutes and they resumed!
Cassia is taking her SAT this morning (7AM - 12 PM MST). She has spent several months preparing, and still doesn't feel confident in herself ~ But she knows God is bigger and is leaving this in His hands. I know she would appreciate your prayers.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Doug has posted again...

For those of you that are interested, Doug has posted for the first time in 6 months.... :O)

Big Picture Friday

Its cold and crisp here now. The sunsets have begun to change also. They are intense and brilliant and magical. We are constantly left awed and breathless by God's displays.
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