Project 365, Days 158-167

April 25.jpg
Day 158, April 25: A pair of shoes that I never thought I’d buy for myself–running shoes. I’ve started doing Couch-to-5K, a beginning running program designed to take somebody from couch potato to running a 5K in 9 weeks. It’ll probably take longer than 9 weeks to get me running a 5K, but I’ve at least started.
April 26.jpg
Day 159: Another pair of shoes I never thought I’d buy for myself–softball cleats. I’ve joined the church softball team.
April 27.jpg
Day 160: Eric won this award last week for being “Man of the Match” in his rugby game.
April 28.jpg
Day 161: Janelle’s baby bunnies are getting bigger and cuter every day. They’re 2 weeks old now.
April 29.jpg
Day 162: Fresh baked Blueberry bread and apple bread.
April 30.jpg
Day 163: I’ve joined with a friend to do 5 weeks to a clean and organized house. I originally did this a couple of years ago through christianhomekeeper.org and had great results. This week, we’re cleaning the kitchen. One of today’s tasks was to clean the refrigerator. It’s looking pretty good now.
May 1.jpg
Day 164: A “before” shot of my kitchen counter. I know it looks really bad. In my defense, let me say that this was taken right after doing a bunch of cooking and baking and before I loaded the dishwasher. 🙂
May 2.jpg
Day 165: Eric playing rugby
May 3.jpg
Day 166: Janelle and Blizzard at the 4-H dog obedience meeting. Blizzard is doing very well and seems to love the agility exercises–jumping over a hurdle, walking on the teeter-totter and going through a tunnel.
May 4.jpg
Day 167: My kitchen after the counters have been cleaned. It’s looking much better. Only one day left of cleaning the kitchen and it’s on to the living room.

Genesis highlights–Bible in 90 Days

Bible in 90 Days

On Monday, I began a challenge that I did once before. I am again joining with over 1000 others from around the world and Mom’s Toolbox to Read the Bible in 90 days. Yes, just 3 short months to go cover to cover. This week we finished Genesis in 4 days and are moving on to Exodus.

The stories in Genesis are so familiar to me that I tend to read quickly, thinking that I know them and I know how they end. My goal for myself has been to slow down and read carefully and find a verse or 2 every day that says something to me. These are the verses from Genesis that spoke to me this week.

Genesis 4:7 ” If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”   Sin is waiting for me, it wants me to follow it. I must rule over it, turn my back on it, say “no” to it. I must strive to do what is right. But, this is not something that I am capable of on my own. Only with God in control of my life am I able to rule over sin. He will always be with me to help me choose what is right if I let Him.

Genesis 22:8 ” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.”   Abraham was told to sacrifice his only son. And he went to do it. But yet, he had faith in God. He told his servants that “we will be back”, meaning he and Isaac. Here, he tells Isaac that God would provide the lamb. He trusted God even when it must not have made much sense.

Genesis 49:10  “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.”  Foreshadowing to Christ, who would come from the line of Judah.