This Week’s Envelope Art…

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I was watching TV and behind the guy that was talking there was some kind of blurry background. This bottle is what I saw in those shapes. Do you see images in random textures or patterns? I do all the time.

Is Your Burden Heavy?

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This song is a bit of an oldie. I ran across it while flipping through a hymn book looking for one to illustrate. I chose it because I know so many people who are going through rough situations right now.

It makes me think of the 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) — Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

My personal paraphrase for this verse is, “Give all your burdens to Jesus, because He is taking care of you.”

Here are all the words of the song by Ralph Carmichael:

Verse 1
Is your burden heavy
As you bear it all alone
Does the road you travel
Harbor danger yet unknown
Are you growing weary
In the struggle of it all
Jesus will help you
When on His name you call
Verse 2
Is the life you’re living
Filled with sorrow and despair
Does the future press you
With its worry and its care
Are you tired and friendless
Have you almost lost your way
Jesus will help you
Just come to Him today
He is always there
Hearing ev’ry prayer
Faithful and true
Walking by our side
In His love we hide
All the day through
When you get discouraged
Just remember what to do
Reach out to Jesus
He’s reaching out to you

Happy All the Time?

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There’s that cute kid song–you probably remember it. Happy All the Time, *clap, clap.

But who’s happy ALL the time? I mean, life definitely has its ups and downs. I call it riding the rollercoaster of the vicissitudes of life! Only it isn’t a fun ride ALL THE TIME!

But here is sweet truth from Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) —

You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you.

Boot Up for Gardening!

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Garden time! Yesterday, I pulled off the tarp and cardboard from my front garden. I had covered the space during winter. I had cardboard on the back half and a tarp on the front half. When I pulled off the tarp, I discovered a very large fire ant village! So I went to the internet (where else?) to find what to do. I poured three pots of boiling water over their home. But I read that unless I kill the queen, they will rebuild. So Phase II will be to try some commercial stuff that can be sprinkled on and watered in.

I also have to deal with voles and that is another story.

Today, I mixed and added manure, peat moss, and vermiculite to perk up the soil.

Tomorrow I hope to plant.

You can see the pile of cardboard that I need to haul to the burn pile. In the front box with the tower are some peas and beets. In the middle is a fancy sprinkler I brought from a farmer friend. I am excited to try it!


Below are some shots from my patio garden in the back of the house:




And here are my actual boots!