Sunday, February 24, 2008

As the wind blows.....

ok, i hate the wind. i think i am pretty justified in why i hate the wind. I lived in homestead fla for hurricane andrew. so the weather this weekend is supposed to be windy. we have a swirly mass that looks like a hurricane coming in.

so i am unsettled today. i, thankfully, have no reasons to leave this house. the kettle is on, a box of fiber from tax money is here. i will take a picture of all the colours and show you. :-)

so i am going to sharpen pencils, pull out graph paper and play while the kids watch qubo. ( ok i LOVE qubo, it has been so long since there was something decent to watch on weekend mornings and afternoons. and did i mention that dragon knits? what could be more lovely!?)

the last thing we did in our homestead house was pray and my daddy read the following.
so i leave you today with these words of comfort

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD,
"He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes

and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

( this is my favourite part, it crescendos into a massive declaration of love )

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him

and show him my salvation."

5 comments:

MLJ1954 said...

Heatherly,

I hope you and your family weathered your weather well and safely.

Mary Lynn

Shan said...

I've always liked that Psalm. It's very striking how the whole first two-thirds are phrased. As a promise, and it's all "you". Then the last three verses are a vow - "I will, I will, I will" from the Lord. It's wonderful.

Marisol said...

Hope all is well and that you did not sustain any damage or discomfort!

High winds can be pretty scary!

bubbebobbie said...

Hey isn't there a book About that??? Oh Yes, Adventures Along The Way... Do your Friends know there are books written about your life????

http://www.mthoward.com/mybooks.htm

Oops, I guess they do know.

Antevasin said...

wow Heatherly, I will have to check that book out (have I mentioned I love books?). I have another friend who has been trying to gather information for her daughter to homeschool her children in Florida. I will have to mention this to her!
I also love that psalm..very comforting!

 
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