the harvest is plenty but the laborers are few

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sisters are Forever

I’m going to take you back to about 25 years ago.

It is a late mid-summer evening. 

My mother, father, brother and I are sitting on our front porch watching a thunderstorm come in. We are anxiously awaiting the birth of a baby. My mom asks us each whether we want a brother or a sister… of course Dad and Matt say “Brother” and Mom says “A healthy baby”…

I asked for a sister...

A week or so later I was blessed with a baby sister.

Tomorrow my baby sister is getting married.  And I will be blessed with the addition of another brother.

See people, God answers some prayer speedy quick.  Others take a little longer for Him to answer.  But of this we can be sure... He ALWAYS answers.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fruit of the Spirit is better than no fruit at all...

So last night I discovered that my darling and ever so loving husband poisoned my rhubarb.  Meh.

In his defense he thought they were weeds.

So that happened and I was only FURIOUS a little mad... for the whole night

So I don't have rhubarb... But you know what I DO have?  I have some Fruit of the Spirit.  You know?  Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control?  Yup, all that and I moved on...

Okay, actually I didn't move on... right away.  I had to walk away from my loving, caring, hardworking husband because if I had stayed there I would not have said very nice words.  And I'm a Godly Woman... mostly.  And I wasn't going to be very kind or gentle or good, ect, ect, if I had stayed.  So I went and hacked up some weeds in my veggie garden. 

And then I prayed and asked God to please not let me keep thinking that those weeds were my husband.  And also God, could you send me some Fruit?  I'm referring to Spiritual Fruit here people.

If you don't know what Spiritual fruit is you better go dust off your King James and look up Galatians 5:22-23... or I'll save you some time and you can BibleGateway it HERE.

So I went to bed that night still a lot little bit irritated.  And you know what?  God gave me Fruit.  The next morning all my anger was gone.  I felt love and joy and peace and patience and kindness and goodness and faitfullness and gentleness and self-control!  God is GOOD!

And now I see that Gluten Free Girl just bloged about... THIS 

RHUBARB RECIPES... grrrrr...

But you know what?  Who needs rhubarb when you've got God's Fruit?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

LLL Online Mag!

So how cool is this!? 
La Leche League now has an online magazine!