Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and faitherly disposal in every condition. -Jeremiah Burroughs in The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
Weeds grow of themselves; flowers are planted. Sanctification is a flower of the Spirit’s planting. -Thomas Watson
It is faith alone that has saved him: faith bestowed by sheer gift. From this buoyant humility, this farewell to the self with all its good resolutions, anxiety, scruples, and motive-scratchings, all the Protestant doctrines originally sprang….Protestantism was not too grim, but too glad to be true. -C.S. Lewis in his English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
Iâ€™m going to start writing a regular bit about the Sabbath dinner because I believe it is such an important part of Sabbath living that we need to recover. So this will be the first of a few articles.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ten years ago our family made a principled decision to start feasting on the Lordâ€™s Day and it was one of the best things we ever did. We had no idea at the time what it would grow to mean to us and to everyone around our table. And we had not an inkling of what a delight it would be to have the grandchildren gather around with us. Read More
“I hope to over-hope and over-believe my troubles.” -Samuel Rutherford
Hello and many thanks to youÂ who have been checking in here in the infancy of my blog. I am still learning how to find my way around, and you may have noticed, I’ve already changed the scenery at the top. The water lily was pretty, but it was a little too heavy for me. The green grass selection is a little closer to the mark since spring is really coming here in the Northwest. (By the way, spring weather here is all of the following: hail, rain, snow, wind, sunshine, and all within half an hour. No kidding!)
Last week I worked a few days in figuring out what I would do with a blog since nowÂ I have one. And since my kind-hearted husband had prepared it all for me, title and all, I had no more excuse for putting it off.Â So my plan for now is to post different women’s studies that I’m working on orÂ have in my files. I hope to post a new one each week in each category (fruit of the Spirit, feminine virtues, unmarried sisters, etc.). That way, if any of you are inclined to use them, you should, Lord willing, have a new one coming each week.
Please bear with me because I’m sure to hit some glitches and snags, and if I find something I like better than the green grass, I will certainly switch with no warning. My family can tell you I do the same thing at home. I’m one of those furniture re-arrangers, I confess it.
So thanks again for your many welcoming comments. I truly appreciate them, and I’m betting this will be lots of fun.