Peekers and Seekers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reading Alfred Eidersheim

He has several books, this one THE TEMPLE-ITS OFFERINGS AND CUSTOMS.

It gets my imagination working.
Imagine awe struck pilgrims in O.T. times coming into Jerusalem to celebrate festivals...some never seeing the city before.  Many never far from their nomadic dwellings, surrounded by more animals than humans in their home setting.
They're seeing grand buildings, streets and alleys, brightly colored garments.
Overwhelming compared to their accustomed TAN:
deserts, animals, dwellngs...
To see hundreds of water vessels in one place after living with scarce water sources.  Seeing market stalls piled high with fruits and vegetables, whole sides of meat hanging...already caught, skinned, cleaned.
Can you imagine with me the amazing sights one might see rarely, even only once in his lifetime, if that? 
I am thankful that our God reveals Himself to me dozens of times a day in many personal ways...right here where I dwell.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This looks like a 'quarterly blog'

Because it's been three months since last post.  I'm sorry if you've missed me, but I'll mention what's been going on in my life
Since last time:

raised tomatoes from seed, planted them in garden, am seeing blossoms now.
planted hundreds of flower seeds all over the yard.  Some are up a few inches now.
created dozens more mittens from old woolen sweaters (see photo)
   when I went to Romania last year I brought about 24 pair...have that many more now
am taking some art classes in local Art Center
today ordered more batting for quilts for cold babies  my ministry is crib quilts and mittens for poor kiddies
knitted about a dozen hats, bonnets for infants in Romania

read millions of words (it seems to me) in books on Kindle reader
..........and still doing Bible study most days.
photos below of tomatoes ready to plant, mittens, quilts