Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Celebrating Lu...

Two eldest granddaughters with heads together at Grammy and Grandpas for birthday celebration.
October Birthday Girls - 12 years and 2 days apart, Lydia and Piper, light and music.
Grammy's gift wrap behind the cupcakes.  I think "Art Deco" although I do not know the proper meaning of the term.
Princesses looking on at gift opening time.
Happy Birthday Wish!
Pretty Cupcake...
Pretty Girl polishing off her ice cream, Black Hawk Fudge, and cupcake.  Another happy birthday. 

Birthday in Gear

Lydia's Birthday Brunch.  Dad even came home from the clinic for her Finnish oven pancake.

14 Candles for 14 Cupcakes

Cupcakes for Dessert

Pretty Brown Paper

Powdered Sugar Dusting

Drumsticks and Mac 'n Cheese on the Menu

October Color

Here are the last rich colored garments of the trees in the golden setting sun of autumn before the roaring wind stripped them bare.
Crab Apple

Heifer in the middle had a calf this morning.

Lydia headed out to her cats.

Cottonwoods have a golden splendor in the fall.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday October Sunshine

Finding buried treasure.
Guineas in the Garden
Gabe's rooster helping us scratch up the tators.
Guineas with keet

Crabapple and Wild Rose Entwined
Clump of Yarrow in the yard

Lydia and Oliver Cat
Sugar Maple

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 12

Burning Bush 
Crabapple and Maple
Lilies and a fall leaf, blown from the maple, at the front door.
Garden left wild for chicken foraging.  The chickens left some pumpkins.
There are some real apples in the crabapple orchard!

Late Purple Clematis Blooms

Something Beautiful

"Something beautiful, something good
All my confusion He understood
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife
But he made something beautiful of my life"
Lyrics by Bill Gaither

The Fall Jewish Feast Days 2017 mark the end and the beginning of "something beautiful, something good."  Jesus has fulfilled every one of the fall feasts with the calling of His bride out from captivity, bringing her through the wilderness, faithfully providing for her in her unfaithfulness, atoning for her with His own blood because she had continued in harlotry, finally winning her whole heart with His sacrificial love,  betrothing her to Himself forever, sanctifying her and making her blameless and without spot, entering into an everlasting covenant in a one flesh relationship with her, and then catching her up to the throne of God with the Father, hidden in Him to the end of the age.  Jesus has already accomplished it all!  Are you living this spiritual reality? This is the greatest love story ever told.  This is your love story!  The Bride of Christ is already en"rapture"d and caught up with Jesus through peril, storm, and tribulation.  Ephesians 2:But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.   We must come through the narrow gate into the Kingdom.  We must come through the curtain of Christ's flesh into the Holy of Holies.  We must enter into the everlasting covenant of faithful union with Christ, to be caught up in the physical, our perishable bodies changed to imperishable in a twinkling.  Are you the ready bride?  If you are not, there is still good news!  Jesus has announced the end of the age, His soon coming, the Day of the Lord, but He is going to make you ready first!  This is the time of RETURNING.  This is the time for REPENTANCE.  This the time for WASHING.  This the time for the REMOVAL of SIN.  This is the time for RENEWAL.  This is the time for REVIVAL.  This is the time for LOVE.  The LOVE of GOD is POURED OUT FOR YOU.
Romans 5:Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Ephesians 3:14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

2017 is a special year in God's calendar.  He is pouring out His Spirit in the end as in the beginning. Jesus is coming for His Bride.  He wants all of us.  John 14:2, In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Genesis 7:11New King James Version
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.  (Spiritually signifying the flooding and washing away of sin.)

Genesis 8:4New King James Version (NKJV)

Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.  (The end and the beginning.)

10/11/17 from my back door.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Hymn by Helen Lemmel

2017 is a significant Jubilee year on Yeshua's Calendar.
50 years marks a Jubilee year.
Leviticus 25
‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. 11 That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. 12 For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.
13 ‘In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession. 14 And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, you shall not oppress one another. 15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor, and according to the number of years of crops he shall sell to you. 16 According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the crops. 17 Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God.
The day of the Atonement, 2017, was not the day of Jesus' coming.  It was the day the trumpet was to sound to announce the Jubilee!  He has set us free.  Are you living in freedom or captivity?  Are you a slave to sin?  Or have you been crucified with Christ that you are dead to sin and alive in Him?
Romans 6:11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 
50 marks Pentecost!
Acts - Peter's First Sermon!
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.

18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’
22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Jesus has sent fire with the 7th month of the Jewish New Year, 1st of 5778, 9th and 10th month of 2017 A.D.  He is kindling the fire, the Pentecost fire and the fire that devours before Him to save us from the fire of judgment to come.  He came to show us salvation!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Psalm 50New King James Version (NKJV)

God the Righteous Judge

A Psalm of Asaph.

   50 The Mighty One, God the Lord,
Has spoken and called the earth
From the rising of the sun to its going down.
 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God will shine forth.

 3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent;
A fire shall devour before Him,
And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.
 4 He shall call to the heavens from above,
And to the earth, that He may judge His people:
 5 “Gather My saints together to Me,
Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”

 6 Let the heavens declare His righteousness,
For God Himself is Judge. Selah
 7 “Hear, O My people, and I will speak,
O Israel, and I will testify against you;
am God, your God!

 8 I will not rebuke you for your sacrifices
Or your burnt offerings,
Which are continually before Me.
 9 I will not take a bull from your house,
Nor goats out of your folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you;
For the world is Mine, and all its fullness.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls,
Or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God thanksgiving,
And pay your vows to the Most High.
15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to declare My statutes,
Or take My covenant in your mouth,
17 Seeing you hate instruction
And cast My words behind you?
18 When you saw a thief, you consented with him,
And have been a partaker with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil,
And your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent;
You thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And set them in order before your eyes.
22 “Now consider this, you who forget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces,
And there be none to deliver:
23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me;
And to him who orders his conduct aright
I will show the salvation of God.”
Come to Salvation.  "Mercy triumphs over judgment."  James 2:13

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Heaven Bound

My Gabriel turned 16 on a day that speaks of grace.  He has let his curls grow long, and is running X-Country with Dad this fall.  Everyone supports his bouncing head of hair, for spotting him on the race course up with one of the front packs.  What a delight to my heart to have a sixteen year old who dreams of running on the high hills of heaven and was longing for the ultimate birthday gift of Jesus coming to catch Him up.  He is consoled that the Lord is coming, as he has seen the promise too.  Habakkuk 2:3, ..., wait for it;
Because it will surely come.
In the meantime, the Lord of heaven and earth is filling the White Salmon behind Grandpa and Grammy's house full of big and small fish.  They are coming back over the seeming, unsurmountable falls.  He has been fly fishing and loving the catch.  He ran over to the river with fly rod on his birthday before dinner for about half an hour.  He came back exclaiming that over the week, he had caught 12 little trout and 3 beautiful, big rainbows.

Quiche and Salad
Cousin Art/ Drawing from Thad
So Tall in Big Boots
6 Candles for 16 years in Ice Cream Pie
Happy Birthday Gabe!