Peekers and Seekers

Monday, October 31, 2011

a tale that's sad but true...

Well, my husband SAID a rock reached out a grabbed his wedding ring while he was tubing (inner tube) down the Apple River in Wisconsin many years ago.  Yeah, right!
So we bought new rings...
They're inscribed with Hebrew lettering: 
Where you go, I go; and where you live, I'll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god.
That's from Ruth 1:16 in the OT of the Bible.  People have commented on my ring and often asked me to translate the inscription for decades.  I love to do it.  It's a true testimony of a young woman who loves her mother-in-law and her God, and walks in righteousness before both. 
That's my heart's desire know Him better - so I may love Him more  -so I may learn to walk in His righteousness before others.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I don't purposefully write only two blog entries a just happens that way. 
Today I'll write about a book I'm reading.  I ordered it from Amazon and highly recommend it to you:
I read his first book earlier this year,
and have sharedon this blog already. 
 It's one of the BEST books I've ever read!  
This latest one, is his memoirs of a kid from a really messed up family.  There's a scene he recalls 2/3 through the book that made me cry.  It's a harrowing scene of a teen whose chronic alcoholic father is out of control in the home.  It brought back fresh memories over 50 years old of my own teen years living in a home with an alcoholic father.
I've spent the last 3-4 years reading mysteries, historical fiction...pure entertainment for the moment.  But, I recently made a decision and talked it over with myself.  I'm done with that!  Honestly, I'm so tired of seeing people shot left and right, faces and bodies covered in blood, violence everywhere...I see enough of it on the news channels; I don't need to reserve books of the same from the library.  So, if I recommend a book on this blog, you can be sure it will have some redeeming value...hopefully a lot of it!

" Open my eyes so I can see what you show me of your miracle-wonders.
I'm a stranger in these parts; give me clear directions."      Psalm 119:18,19 MSG

Thursday, October 6, 2011

an old custom

Tomorrow begins Yom Kippur for 24 hours.  I read about an unusual tradition of some that occurs just before this holy day.  Kapparot is a custom in which the sins of a person are symbolically transferred to a fowl.  Well, a chicken...rooster for a man, hen for a woman.  Here's how it works:

...held above the person's head and swung in a circle three times, while the following is spoken: "This is my exchange, my substitute, my atonement; this rooster (or hen) shall go to its death, but I shall go to a good, long life, and to peace." The hope is that the fowl, which is then donated to the poor for food, will take on any misfortune that might otherwise occur to the one who has taken part in the ritual, in punishment for his or her sins.

Oh, I ever have questions.
the sacrifice for my sins must be perfect and acceptable
it (He) must be the price paid for my atonement (making me ONE with God...Jehovah God)
I would first confess and repent of my sins, and by faith agree with God...and ...and wait!!
Hold the phone!  I wouldn't look very repentant while giggling about the sqwauking bird sailing overhead.
I'm not making fun of their custom; I'm sure they're serious, sincere in it.  But, they're missing one vital item:  GOD'S ONLY SON IS THE ONLY SACRIFICE HE WILL ACCEPT.
My sacrifice, Jesus Christ wasn't donated to the poor for food, but went directly to sit next to God to await the arrival of all who put their faith in HIM, not in a chicken.

What do you think of this?  please comment.
the site where I learned this:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The temperature dropped

and it's a cool, clear Autumn day here.  The sky is the exact color of CAROLINA BLUE...lovely!
Well, all the visitors are back home safely, snug in their, er...whatever.  I've been sorting photos and recalling memories made whilst they were here.  I'm including some photos of the 3 sisters here.  Also, one sister encouraged me to knit her a warm collar.  It's a soft grape color and will have two buttons added when it's dry.  It's wet now, as I just blocked the piece. (see the pattern photo)
Below is the piece as I block it...buttons still to be sewn on.  What do ya think??

the two 'holes' are button holes (*_*)

Next post will be all about the VISIT and the photos of the 3 sisters.
Nobody ever comments on this blog...feels like I'm here all alone.  Go ahead...ya know ya wanna make a comment...
Here's a 'teaser' for now: