Monday, June 15, 2009

A mini meditation:
How can you be excused if -- at a time when others are persecuted, exiled, and otherwise harassed -- you do not exert yourself for your distressed people, either by your presence or by your teaching?
St. John Chrysostom (347-407AD) on Persecution

Something to think about: Christians in the Middle East are being killed just for what light does this place your reluctance to "stand out" by wearing a head covering?
The young apple trees are heavy with fruit. Tulip poplar saplings that grow like weeds here make excellent sturdy props for the burdened branches. God is good to us with His blessings of fruit. We hope to have enough for the applesauce and the apple butter come fall.

The bee broods have been very strong this year. We always leave at least half of the honey for the bees: it is their natural food, full of the very elements needed to keep them healthy and try to feed as little sugar syrup as possible during the winter unless the weather becomes too harsh.

The garden is busy sprouting the peas and beans, small pickling cucumbers are weighing on the vines. God blesses us indeed.

That's me away then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post. Whatever happened to changing our appearance and the way we live our lives when we become Christians. I was never self conscious about my covering as far as the public goes. I was more concerned should I run into family what they would think. Matters not to me now as this is how God wants me to dress. That is what matters.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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