Saturday, October 31, 2009
The word hallow isn’t used much anymore, and when it is, the uses have a broad range of meaning. Christians use the word when we say the Lord’s prayer, as in “Hallowed be Thy name.” Often the word is associated with the last day of October, which we in the US refer to as Halloween, a shortened form of All Hallows’ Eve.
In Scripture, the word hallow is a synonym for the word sanctify. When we hallow or sanctify something, we set it apart as being holy.
The name of God is not the only thing that we are to hallow. We too are to be hallowed. Paul urged Timothy to be a vessel sanctified and useful for God by pursuing “righteousness, faith, love, [and] peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” and by avoiding “foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife” (2 Tim. 2:21-23).
On this last day of October, children in the US will be carrying bags filled with sweets. Thinking of them can remind us to ask: “What is filli ng the vessel of my life? Is it a bitter attitude that leads to foolish disputes and strife, or is it a sweet spirit that leads to righteousness, faith, love, and peace?”
We can hallow today, and every day, by setting ourselves apart for God to be used by Him. —Julie Ackerman LinkErin is dressed as her dad: complete with plyer pouch, cell phone, cap and grey t-shirt!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The last football game of the season was this past week. We were sad that the team, struggling with the flu we had the week before only wanted to play 2 quarters of the B game. The 2 prior weeks we struggled with the flu and terrible weather, so I was ready for some football. We were not disappointed, the guys gave it their all! Collin had a great stop. He read a pass well and got right in their and immediately stopped it! I of course had come down on the field for some good shots and he was on the opposite side… busted! He not only stopped him, but he pushed him backward a good bit! If only 66 was not in the way!
Last weekend the kids and I had fun getting out the candles for our candle open house. To both help them and earn some extra money, I decided to sell the hand poured soy candles that Chris’ cousin Tricia and her friend make and sell. We took some pictures of the displays we had up to show off the various scent samples. If you would like to order you can order directly from the website at Cross Creek Candle Co and mention my name in the notes as your consultant. We are hoping to tuck the extra money aside for our trip to South Africa next year!!! I do love their candles, they are so highly scented that they rivel Yankee or Gold Canyon candles, plus they are from pure soy, something that makes my husband very happy!There are have some lovely fall and winter scents available. If you would like a sample I can scrape some from a sample and send them to you or let me know and I’ll bring you a sample to try.
You can see bits and pieces of blankets showing through… kind a funny. They get hurt less this way and gosh, it’s funny!