“Go home and say to yourself, ‘I am a wayward, foolish child. But He loves me! I have disobeyed and grieved Him ten thousand times. But He loves me! I have lost faith in some of my dearest friends and am very desolate. But He loves me! I do not love Him, I am even angry with Him! But He loves me!”
Stepping Heavenward - Elizabeth Pretiss
Here is a quote from a book that I have just finished reading. It was amazing to read a journal that contains so much detail about her walk with the lord and her attempts to live that out fully in day-to-day life. As the journal was written way back in the 1880’s some of the language is hard to understand at times, however at times it is very rich and poetic and these parts I enjoyed very much.
There is a lot of wisdom in there about being a mother and a wife, something that I know little about, so maybe more relevant to mummies than to me. I did really enjoy reading about her relationship with her husband and how they worked together to honour Christ.
Overall I did really enjoy reading this book and I would recommend to any girls who likes period dramas and Christian Bio’s.
Chilly cowes today. Trying Remembering some simple truths as I walk:
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in every footstep
Christ in every misstep
Christ in the sails
Christ in the sunsets
Christ with us.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by[f] him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Colossians 1 ESV
HE IS, IN HIM, FOR HIM, BY HIM…… its all for your glory jesus
“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime #Chesterton”
“You are secure not because you have control or understanding. You are secure even though you are weak, imperfect and short sighted . You are secure for one reason and one reason alone: god exists and he is your father. He will never leave your side, he will never fail on his promises, he will never fail to provide. And he has the power to do so- he is lord "- Paul David Tripp”
Art installation at The Vyne, national trust house.
The top are 49 wooden pomegranates representing the amount of times Catherine of Aragon is pictured in the room. The carpet is lifted up because Henry VIII Covered up the panels when he divorced Catherine.
The second is my favourite as it is lots of old books and paper cut outs and it shows in detail the story of the house and its literary connections to Austen, Toilken plus many others. I like the way the artists has the books open when traditionally we have books in a library closed and on a shelf.
For more information on the project:http://www.unravelled.org.uk/vyne