Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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I did 12 of these on 5x5 Block
sealed with acrylic
I love the way they turned out.
Merry Christmas!My heart is so full sometimes I think it might burst wide open. We have a small tree on our island in the kitchen with a bowl beside it with 25 tiny ornaments. Each child put a tag on 5 of the ornaments. On each tag they put an attribute of God. Every morning we put a ball on the tree and focus on whatever attribute they wrote down. At dinner time we spend a few minutes talking about that particular attribute of God. I have tried a lot of ideas around holidays, but this one has been amazing and we will continue this one for a long time!
Anyway, this morning KK picked an ornament from the bowl and put it on the tree. The tag read "He is the Lamb." I must admit I fought a huge lump in my throat and had to hold back from having "teaching moment" right then! ( If your school morning is anything like ours you know time is limited.. the main reason we discuss the ornaments at night at the dinner table) Anyway the thought of Jesus being the Lamb puts tears in my eyes and indescribable joy in my heart. It is overwhelming to think about God sending His only son into the world so that He might die for me. Why would He do such a thing you might ask? Plain and simple...Because He loves me and He loves you. John 3:16. So many of us have memorized that scripture and, we can say it backwards and forwards. My challenge to you and to me today is to look at that scripture with fresh eyes. That we would fall completely in love with the Lamb that was slain. No one else could have died in His place. He is the only one worthy. And He died because He loves you and wants you to spend eternity with Him. He is the Lamb!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only son.
That whosoever believes in Him, should not die but
have everlasting life.
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love love love Ruthie
Friday, December 9, 2011
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Let me begin by saying that I am not a "list girl",but the month of December I am. Can you believe it's already December 1? I love it, but this morning I feel the need to tape my ankles, put on my tennis shoes, and hit the ground running. I have lists in my kitchen, in my car, in my room, and always one in my head. I have a list of things to buy for art projects, list of people I want to write or call or do something for over the holidays. I have an ongoing list of children's activities and things they need. I have a Christmas card list, gift list, to do list, party list, and of course the never ending grocery list. I check things off all day and rewrite lists on clean paper thinking if it's neat it might be shorter or more "do-able." Yet I have found new paper just makes more room for more stuff on the list.
After making a couple of lists this morning I spent time in God's word and this is what I studied this morning.
Jesus was traveling with His disciples. (38)"He entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. (39)She had a sister called Mary, who was listening to the Lord's word seated at His feet.(40) But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and Said 'Lord do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.' (41) But the Lord answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha you are worried and bothered about so many things,(42) But only a few things are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part which shall not be taken away from her." Luke 10:38-42
I love verse 39; Where was Mary? She was seated at His feet. I feel such peace as I read that. I can only imagine Martha's tone of voice and her body language were the complete opposite of peace. Jesus told Martha that she worried about too many things and that only one thing is necessary. Jesus said Mary chose wisely. She chose to listen, sit at His feet, and worship. Imagine if Martha had chosen to be still and worship instead of worrying over "lists."
Ready or not Christmas is coming. I don't want to be a Martha waking up in the middle of the night worried about a "list." I want to be a Mary who sits at Jesus' feet, engrossed in His word, and wrapped in His love. Who will you be this Christmas? Mary or Martha?
Love love love Ruthie
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
|Away in a Manger|
Today I was in a little boutique and as I made my way to the back of the shop there was a precious little boy about three years old sitting on this very "fru fru" sofa eating a double doozie chocolate chip cookie. Do i even have to tell you he had icing all over his sweet face and fingers. I wish you could have seen the face of the precious woman that was helping me. I am just loving watching this little man enjoy every bite of his cookie and the sales woman is obviously disgusted and seems to be awkwardly distancing herself from him as if he had coodies. After a few minutes his mama scooped him up in her arms, icing and all and headed for the door. She snuggled him close and pretended to nibble his cookie. Before they even made it to the door, the mama was covered in icing. It was a sweet picture. Honestly it reminded me of how Jesus scoops me up and holds me close no matter how much icing I have on my hands. I am far from perfect. I have made more than my share of mistakes. My heavenly Father doesn't distance Himself from me, instead He runs to me and His love covers my sin. Because of His grace I am forgiven and I am loved. I am His and nothing can separate me from His love. Today I am thankful for God's grace and forgiveness towards me. He loves me icing and all. Love love love Ruthie
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Today I'm thankful for my quiet time. With a big family and endless activities it's difficult to find a few minutes of quiet. Honestly it doesn't matter if you have 5 children or no children, finding quiet moments in a world filled with cell phones, I pads, and laptops is tough. It seems like there is always buzzing or ringing or something of that nature that desperately fights for our attention. What is that? I ran in the bank yesterday for two seconds and when I got back in my car I had a text message and two missed calls. Anyway, I'm so thankful for my quiet time. I know quiet moments mean different things to everybody, but for me it's time alone with my Heavenly Father. Once I've cleaned the kitchen from breakfast and kissed the last child goodbye, I go in my study to my favorite chair and sit with the Lord. This morning was so sweet. With Thanksgiving next week and Christmas just around the corner my mind was over crowded with ideas, projects, lists, and a million other things. So I sat in my chair today a little preoccupied, to say the least. As I began to tell the Lord about my huge list, He sweetly quieted my mind and allowed His peace to wash over me. In His presence I experienced true rest. He quiets me with His love and rejoices over me. Zeph.3:17. He delights over me. I don't know how you find rest in this hectic life, but there is nothing like the shelter of the Almighty. You can rest there. He waits for you. Meet Him there. I know there is nothing in me that deserves His perfect love, but today I am thankful for my quiet time with Him.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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