“We want to open our Bibles and find a verse that will correspond directly to our problem and provide a solution. But that’s not how we get wisdom. Finding that wisdom is “straight” (Proverbs 8:8-9) comes from immersing ourselves in Scripture—all of it, not just a passage here and there and as we do, it shapes our understanding about all of life. If we make a habit of Scripture immersion, we will find, when confronted with one of life’s difficulties, that the wisdom we so desperately need will come to us a lot more easily. Wisdom is indeed clear, but its clarity doesn’t come in a three-easy-steps sort of way. The more we soak ourselves in God’s Word, the more we will be able to readily lay hold of wisdom we need for particular circumstances.” (emphasis mine) -Lydia Brownback
Category Archives: Hodge Podge
12 Reasons for Christmas
As Christmas was nearing last year I began doing a bit of research on Christmas traditions. Since it was B and my first Christmas together I wanted to establish our own traditions. This search turned out to be an overwhelming amount of humbling truth about Christmas which has only made me hunger more to truly be focused on the birth of my Savior.
The Gospel Coalition and Desiring God Ministries (John Piper) are just two examples of websites that typically share articles, videos, audio, and even family traditions of well respected pastors on the topic of Christmas from a biblical perspective. When reading through some of these articles, I came across the 12 Reasons for Christmas which comes from a sermon by John Piper that I want to share in hopes that your family can delight in these truths. We are so thankful for the birth of Jesus and all these reasons for His coming and we never want to lose sight that this is the reason for Christmas.
Country Living Fair
A few weeks ago I shared about my slight obsession with magazines. (If you didn’t catch that one click here to read.) At the top of my magazines must read list is Country Living. This may come as a surprise but taking my vintages/antique/hodge podge style mixed with a love for “crafting” this magazine is a perfect fit. So . . . when I saw the words, “the pages of Country Living Magazine come to life” I was hooked.
Definitely a trip I would make again. From antiques to handmade items to tasty treats over 150 vendors were set up for the weekend. Brooke and I did leave with a few treasures but we came home with just as many ideas for new projects.