"Today He (Jesus) is only a name to many. But to us who know and love Him, He is as precious ointment in our lives, ointment to be poured forth from our lives as a sweet savour of His presence."
I figure if I share my life here, it will be Jesus. I figure if I encourage others here, it will be Jesus. I hope to share the ointment to others not only in what I blog but in how I interact with others in blogging. Sometimes my heart is grieved when I notice others who are supposed to represent Christ who seem to be all me, myself and I on their blogs, these same blog authors never seeming to really interact with others or visit others. Such is life. But I have noticed it and I reiterate my thoughts: It hurts my heart because it would be much like going to a Bible study or fellowship and the leader spouts the Bible lesson or life story or perhaps grand bargain or doodle-di-dandie (fill in blank) of the week and leaves without ever saying a word to anyone, never reciprocating ever. I don't think I would like to attend that fellowship anymore would you?
I heard a darling associate pastor a couple of weeks ago at a church we visit and he said...
"Some people think they are all that and a bag of chips!" : )
On with the show here... : ) Please oblige my wee prophet side on that little subject but I feel the Spirit's prompting that it's time to write something about what I see as a problem, even a little of a disgrace if you think about it.
Here are some goings on in our home on The Fourth, that you may want to peek into and please by all means let me know what your family did too! I love hearing about you too. Come on and pour yourself some coffee...Stand around the kitchen with us and enjoy!
This is Becs on the Fourth, she is making a real Watermelon Sorbet! This is a solid, trimmed, watermelon carved with toppings of nuts and healthy things!
Most of the time I wear a top over these skirts and sometimes will belt the top if needed but on this primarily green skirt with white dots, a white top over it didn't work. The green shown through. Sooo...I think I discovered something! Yay for me! : )
The Fourth and Preaching in the Middle of Town....This pic above represents a church we also visit and are considering, this is in little-big town. This is an old fashioned larger church where we are acquainted with the pastor from years ago. The church reaches out so much and I think that is great. This is a yearly event in the center of town. Hundreds come to this event and it's so beautiful. Our Vets are recognized, there is patriotic singing and then annointed preaching all in the center of town! Lots of food and booths. A huge donated fireworks display then blesses the crowd. In the crowd I saw cowboy hats, overalls, just a lovely, lovely sight for me as I sat and observed and noticed against the most beautiful evening sky. Do you see the mommy above with her baby in a stroller and her other children? I thought she looked sooo retro. Perhaps someone who stepped out of the 1930s?
I thank the Lord for each of you! I blog to share, I enjoy sharing others' lives too like good neighbors, to be an encouragement to others. I thank the Lord for those who are soooo very sweet and considerate. It is you who are the true ointment of Christ! And that's what it's all about!
Amen. Love to you all, ~Amelia ...The Last Child in the Woods