I just found something great to add to my hubby’s honey do list. Jim can make nearly anything out of wood. We have a log bed frame that he made out of trees. It is a four poster with a canopy. I need to take a picture for you. We have acres of trees and I love things made from trees. It goes with our cowboy style decorating. Anyway, if I can design it or find a picture he can build it. Well I just found a great site with tons of pictures of rustic furniture. I am feeling a need to redecorate the family room. And it won’t cost me a dime . Ok, maybe a dime or two for the chain saw gas but that is about it.
When we are shopping and seeing all of these ads, how do we know which is the bargain and which is simply propaganda? Not too long ago I saw an ad for my son in laws favorite cereal on sale, BOGO at CVS. Well I thought good deal right? Of course I got him some cause he is my favorite son in law. I can say that out loud because so far he is the only one. But my problem was that I am not used to buying cereal. We don’t buy it at our house. We have too big of a hungry crowd and it just wouldn’t be efficient for us. We make our own. Anyway, back to my problem. After going to CVS, I went to Wal-mart which is just across the street. Well there they had the same cereal for a lower price. Lower than I got even with the BOGO sale. UGGHH. Oh well. I should have known better, but cereal was not in my pricebook. However even if it is in your pricebook you have to compare apples with apples, and oranges with oranges. so to say. Whether it be cereal or meat, or computers or web hosting. You have to line up the comparisons and judge it fairly. Take web hosting for example. If I got a great deal like I did a couple years ago but had to purchase several years worth, and it automatically renews, and I forget to cancel the renewal and it turns out to not be what I need, then it isn’t such a good deal. So lay it all out, and the bigger the purchase the more research is needed. I really like the sites that actually have comparisons on them for you. So when the right things comes on sale you will already be able to tell if it is truly a good deal.
1 Samuel 15:22 (New International Version)
22 But Samuel replied:
“Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD ?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams
This is Blossum and Monday morning she was in the strawberry patch. The strawberry patch which is well fenced is forbidden area for cows. And Blossum knows that. It was not the first time she was caught in there. And sin is pleasurable for a season … until you get caught … which she did. Since it was so early Hannah got her out, tied her to the hitching post and went back to bed. And Blossum lost her freedom for the morning. She had to stand here for quite some time before she got milked. She had no where to go. Tied to a hitching post with 2 cats staring at her. For hours. No Freedom.
How often do we do the very same thing? Indulge in something forbidden? Give in to some behaviour that looks like no big deal, but we know better. Then we get caught. And our circumstances tie us up. And instead of harmless kitties perching nearby it is a demonic presence waiting to devour us with worry, and unforgiveness or sickness. We can repent and the blood of Jesus cleanses us today rather than having to give a blood sacrifice like they did in the old covenant, yet when we disobey aren’t we crucifying Jesus all over again? And when we are too stubborn to obey we are usually too stubborn to repent, and there we sit, tied to a hitching post.
When will we learn… it is easier to obey than to sacrifice our freedom?
there is a rooster on your barn and that is your alarm clock
then again you could just be a Jesus loving big family who lives in the country on a horse farm and like the sound of roosters , how is that for a Wordless Wed pic with lots of words