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Beautiful Poem/Hymn

I finally got some real unpacking done yesterday. I was motivated by the fact that Mike has off today and I knew he’d be bugging me to find his surround sound speakers. We’d found the subwoofer and two of them but couldn’t find the other two.  

I needed a clue, so I asked him when the last time he saw them was.  His answer: “The kitchen table in Montgomery.”  So James and I unpacked two more large “dish packs.”  They weren’t there.  I unpacked all the bathroom boxes looking for shower curtain rings.  I know I have at least 5 sets.  I have to buy new sets every move because I can never find them.  No speakers; no curtain rings.  I unpacked all the flower/nicknack boxes thinking maybe the speakers were put in with the living room flowers.  Then Joel and I unpacked all the picture boxes.  Judi finished unpacking the game room.  Still no speakers.  
Next, I decided to unpack the drums.  “Maybe,” I thought, “they were wrapped in some padding in a drum.”  Judi and I unpacked all the linens.  After 7 hours of unpacking, in the last box marked, “Master bedroom items” Judi found a little box with the speakers in side.  I was so glad she found them that I gave her a big kiss.  I would have never opened the random little box inside the big box.  

Basically the only boxes that haven’t been emptied out are the garage boxes, school/book boxes and fabric boxes.  I have lots of random stuff sitting around that are not put away and kitchen and bathroom cabinets and closets that need to be organized and curtains to make and hang… 

Today’s plan is to take it easy and go to Birmingham to pick up our cuddler recliner.  
Here are two gems from my e-mail devotions:

Prayer for December 11
Rest

Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus, and find rest for my weary soul. Thank you for easing, relieving and refreshing me. Your yoke is wholesome—not harsh, hard, sharp or pressing, but comfortable, gracious and pleasant; your burden is light and easy to be borne. I cast my burden on you [releasing the weight of it] and you sustain me. You will never allow me to be moved—made to slip or fail, in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Strength to Overcome Cares and Burdens, Daily Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition)

Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 55:22; I Peter 5:9

My Goal Is God Himself

Frederick Brook

My goal is God Himself; not joy, nor peace,
Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God;
’Tis His to lead me there, not mine, but His—
“At any cost, dear Lord, by any road!”

So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard,
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.

No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost be oft times great,
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark;
The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.

One thing I know—I cannot say Him nay;
On thing I do—I press toward my Lord,
My God, my glory here from day to day,
And in the glory there my Great Reward.

Here’s a link to a nice MP3 of the hymn.

Love,
Jenny

2 Comments

  1. Have you noticed the "J" favicon I made for my blog?

  2. I am wanting to see your Christmas tree in your new house. Can you show us?

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