So yesterday we spent the day putting up vegetables:
We canned tomatoes, blanched and froze green beans, canned bread and butter pickles, plus started the process for 9 day sweet pickles,with yesterday being day 1.
Here are some pictures:
in some of the pictures there are items we bought from some of our local Amish farmers – including Pepper &Onion Strips, stuffed peppers, Chow Chow, Applesauce, honey and some jellies.
Today I spent time connecting with God’s word through bible Joirnaling. I am currently participating in an online Bible study for The book of Ephesians. Our first assignment was to do a page with the title Ephesians on it along with a page that showed an overview of the chapter. Because I had a Bible with chapter titles, I used those titles for the overview.
Here are the two pages I created.
So in the past 12 months, I have been trying to strengthen on my faith and my involvement with my faith. Some of the things that I have been doing include: participating in Online Bible Studies, being a Facebook Small Group leader for an Online Bible Study, spending more time in prayer and in the Word, plus I have started to become involved in Bible Journaling. Here is a piece I did earlier this year.
I went on Amazon and found quite a few books on Art Journaling and Bible journaling to assist me in my journey. I also have found quite a few blogs and Facebook groups to participate in as well. Moreover, I am making wonderful connections with people who are able to inspire me and give me ideas.
So I invite you to come on this journey with me. I will be sharing my endeavors here.
So how do you express, show, demonstrate or enrich your faith? I would love to hear from you.
So for the last several months we have been having church in our home. Being a military family living away from our home church presents some unique challenges. My husband is an ordained Primitive Baptist preacher and has been preaching for over 23 years. We are used to being actively involved in whatever church we attend. So we look for churches that will permit us to do so. While we had found one to attend in our current duty station, we discovered that ultimately it was not the right fit for our family. With homeschooling and everything else going on in our lives, we made the decision to hold church services in our home.
So here are some photos of what it looked like during today’s service.
Our message for today centered on Matthew 5:13. It was interesting to hear the remarks regarding salt and its various uses in Biblical times and current days. Because of the situation, our services tend to turn more into discussions and thoughts rather than a typical sermon.
In addition to a message, we also sing songs from the Lloyd Hymnal (used by many Primitive Baptist Churches). We sang “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, “Come Thou Fount of Many Blessings”, “Alas and did my Savior Bleed” in addition to a couple of other songs.
So that is how we had church services today, How did you spend your Sunday?
So today is the first day of the blog challenges for July. The goal is to blog for 31 days straight. I have completed several months of blogging in the past. So I am praying for success this time. I am preparing for our new school year. So I am working on lesson planning. Since we don’t truly take summers off, the children are finishing up some books from last year and getting prepared to start fresh subjects.
What is going on where you are? I would love to hear from you.
So I somehow missed getting this actually posted the other day. But here is my “N” post for the Blogging A to Z challenge. I am really enjoying this challenge. Some letters are definitely easier than others.
The first thing that comes to mind when I see the letter “N” is Nathan. He is my 3rd son and is going to turn 15 this year. He is my very active, always looking for something to do son. He keeps me on my toes. He loves to talk and to draw and build Legos. I love my son.
“N” is also for Nature. Taking nature walks, especially when my children were younger was a great way to spend time learning and being outside as well. Art can also be incorporated into Nature walks by keeping a Nature journal.
“N” is also for noise. With us homeschooling, our family frequently has quite a bit of noise. I know my children will be out of my house all to soon and the noise level will be gone.
“N” is also for NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo as well. I have learned about these two challenges in the past year and have really enjoyed participating in them. I have learned so much from these experiences.
So what does “N” bring to mind for you?