Hey, you should have a good weekend!
July 24, 2009
So, just a few things to share with you all:
• I read “The Secret Garden” for the first time. It’s cute, as I’m sure most of you know. The plot involves a girl who discovers a garden. A garden that is a secret. She works to bring the neglected flowers back to life. Jaci and I are thinking of hiring her to come breathe some life into our shriveled victory garden.
• I don’t think Ezekiel the Fish is doing very well. He basically lies at the bottom of his bowl all day every day. (He’s done this for most of his life, so this really isn’t new, but there’s no pep in his swim lately. Maybe he’s having a mid-life crisis and feeling depressed?) I don’t think he’s eating, even though I often try to coax him with those super appetizing brown fish pellets.
• I’ve had a very busy week and I have a very busy weekend ahead. My popularity is just out of control. I think “working alone on freelance projects” counts as popularity, right?
• Below is something that refreshes my heart. I hope it does the same for you.
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen to me and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples.
Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.” — Isaiah 55
Have a great weekend, friendsies!