I’ve found this Psalm to be very encouraging lately.
Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart;
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For it flatters him in his own eyes
Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.
3 The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
4 He plans wickedness upon his bed;
He sets himself on a path that is not good;
He does not despise evil.
5 Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Your judgments are like a great deep.
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
8 They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house;
And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.
9 For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.
10 O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come upon me,
And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 There the doers of iniquity have fallen;
They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
How has your heart been encouraged lately?
May you rest in His lovingkindness and faithfulness this week.
I only have some random pictures from the wedding. It was hard to get pictures of everything I would’ve liked, while trying not to lose my 18 month old. I’ll share some of the interesting ones I have.
A family picture! Brad must have been trying not to think about his upcoming solo.
The horse drawn carts to bring people from their parking place to the wedding and then to the reception was a great touch.
The wedding was beautiful.Brad did an excellent job.Wyatt took the camera and made sure to document Brad and my attendance at the wedding as well as the groom’s cake. If you ever need a cake cutting crew for your reception, my sisters-in-law and I have some experience. We cut our finger linger down considerably from our last wedding cake cutting. Then ALL enjoyed a fun dance!
That’s the best pictures summary I have to offer.
Anyone know the name of this wildflower? Books:
This book has very little to do with weddings, although you do read about a couple in the book; but it is a very good book and I have taken too long to tell you about it. I can easily agree that The Tank Man’s Son could be the most unforgettable memoir you read this year. Mark Bouman‘s childhood is full of bizarre, happy, and tragic memories; and he writes about them in a way that leaves a lasting image in your mind – from the sickness of child abuse to the love of a pet to the bang of a blown up tree stump falling through the house.
The best part of the book is how it shows the power of God to redeem and restore. One couldn’t live through what Mark did and forgive on their own power. If you’re can handle reading about the terribleness of child abuse, you will be blessed to read about how God is greater.
Thank you to Tyndale House Publishing for providing me a free copy of this book to read and review.
While vacationing with our friends this week, we were taught that a herd of horses is called a remuda. Made me feel so much smarter. I was reminded of that new knowledge tonight while we were at Brad’s sister’s wedding rehearsal. A remuda came running by right on the other side of the road.
They were grazing on the other side of this white fence.
If you’ve never been to cattle country, you may not have ever seen the gate that is keeping those horses from coming to graze where the wedding will be tomorrow.
It sure beats opening a gate for all the guests that will be coming.
That little vacation I mentioned and this wedding mean I lied last week when I said I’d tell you about the book I read. Sorry. How about some pretty sunflower center pieces instead?
Hope you feel smarter,
We took in the northern part of Nebraska this week by camping and tubing along the lovely Niobrara. The tallest waterfall in Nebraska, Smith Falls, is very cold and very close to the river.Floating down the river is very scenic and relaxing. Brad and I even saw a bald eagle. Even though I don’t know if I slept 4 hours in that thing called a tent, I sure hope we do it all again next year.
I got some good reading done while driving to and from there, so be ready for a book report next week.
Did you know a western Nebraska farming family is featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History?
Brad bought a different corn header. He said it’s to make my life better during corn harvest. He got a good deal but is having to put some time and parts into it.
new chain (?) installed
fuzzy picture of old chain
Thanks for reading,
Two posts in one week since I skipped out on you last week! Our county fair was this week, and we decided to take a new step in supporting the fair by entering things into it. As 4-H Clover Kids you can only get participation ribbons. Elliana entered a grain collage and Wyatt entered a snack mix he made and they both entered pictures they colored. I think it was obvious on the crafts that their parents did not assist.
My chocolate chip cookies got a purple and that sunflower got a blue. That was the only sunflower entered and there was only one other set of chocolate chip cookies. I’m going to start telling whoever will listen to enter things into the fair. I see it as a positive community event to support.
In open class, Wyatt entered a LEGO fork lift he built and got a purple. We think it helped that when he turned it in it dropped and broke, and he put it back together in front of the judge.
I’m just telling you all this because my mom and sister asked.
In the floral division, I entered this gorgeous sunflower because everyone needs a chance to see God’s creation when it looks like this. It got a purple. How could it not? Soon you may see a lot of sunflower pictures because we have a lot of pretty ones!As far as the other fair events we took in, I spent so many words on explaining what we took to the fair, I’ll just show you the most interesting pictures and give them some captions.
The winner of the sheep show
The parade with Liza’s birthday buddy
Looking at some State Fair quality sheep – raised by the cousins.
Hi Mr. Goat.
A Pedal Tractor Pull – We think a bigger tractor might have been helpful for this 6 yr old.
Wanting to join the sheep show
Puddle jumping – because it was more fun than sitting at a concert
Wheat Harvest 2015
And for some others…
And since I’m feeling nice the pictures from the previous years for you…
Wheat Harvest 2014
Wheat Harvest 2013
Wheat Harvest 2012
Wheat Harvest 2011
Either the truck tires are shorter this year or they grew an entire head length in the last year.