I gleaned this from my Bible study today... Pharaoh wanted to keep the Hebrews enslaved. Israel simply wanted freedom. Nothing has really changed since the beginning of time. We all simply want freedom. We must accept the only One that can set us free from sin that has enslaved us and only then will the Truth Set You Free. Even the geese want freedom. Goose Freedom.
Teresa and I are in our third week staying with Mammy in Kingsland while Angie is away in Houston with Josh and Courtney following sickness circumstances after Hurricane Harvey.
Today is the Lord's Day. He set it aside for Himself for us to acknowledge Him for who He is. Today is the day of the week to be in a church to worship the one true God. After this previous week we should be there with humble thanksgiving.
What will today bring for you? I'm praying for the many that are struggling in the USA. Some trying to recover from storms and fires. Some trying to recover broken relationships. Some working to help those with deep needs for power and food and water and even shelter. Many are moving on as if nothing ever happened. We do need to move on but we must also provide for needs and offer earnest prayers for all those that continue to struggle.
My ponderings today as I walked back from the beach: It will be a beautiful spring across the south. Irma and her strong winds cleared the way for new growth. Much of the dead was blown out along with the weak. It is quite evident along the roadways. Resilient trees and shrubs remain ready to grow. Now. How are we going to respond? Are we going to put on new growth or are we going to stand firm against God's standards for our lives and resist Him? Now is the time to grow! Mathew 6:33
We are anxious about the news of Irma the hurricane headed across the Atlantic after witnessing what Harvey has done to Texas. Our prayer is that it stays in the water and fizzles out.
This past week has seemed like Saturday everyday. It makes it difficult to know what you are supposed to be doing for the day. My doing is best when it is not a surprise and not sitting around doing nothing. I volunteered at Woodbine Elementary this week and accomplished quite a bit for Melodie. I have volunteered to help The Parent Center and that should begin this week. Community Bible Study kicked off on Monday and that will give me something to do and like everyday for the next 7-8 months. An Evening in December rehearsals will begin soon and that will challenge me musically thru Christmas. Allegiance is under way again with some new students and more voices. I look forward to this group each week. Today we went with Charlie and Lynda to celebrate a big birthday for her. It was where I discovered Pelican Wings that I like very much. College football is in full swing starting today and that is fun while Teresa goes shopping. Now that my schedule is becoming more normal I can also get back to writing Goose Freedom again.
I'm a wanna be writer but only dabble with personal stories and illustrations. My true joy is my relationship with God and family. Then comes the music and technology. I'm writing a children's book called Goose Freedom.