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Wednesday, October 6

Ordinary People

It's been a rainy couple of days here. Rainstorms come sweeping through, then they clear off and the sun shines for a little while, only to be covered by clouds again.
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We've had all the windows possible open (without letting in water) and the air conditioning off to make the most of the cool, 70's and 80's temperatures. I've enjoyed listening to the rain while I'm at my desk, working on school or blogging. It's very relaxing...reflective...serene.

It's nice to curl up in my desk chair with my trusty coffee and read my Bible and journal in the mornings. I'm reading Thessalonians, "My Utmost for His Highest," by Oswald Chambers, and making joyness journal lists, interspersed with a few random sketches. But if feels like lately, I've been rushing through it, worrying about my Chemistry assignments and the dirty dishes in the sink.

So, here's something to think about in a reflective moment:

"When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus." Acts 4:13
Peter and John astonished the rulers of the synagogue, because they were "ordinary men."

I so often fail to spend quality time in the Word, or talking to God. I'm sure you can relate. But, it's my prayer that people will be astonished by my ordinary life, and that they can tell I've been with Jesus. I hope that's your desire too!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Emily! You've got a beautiful blog. Love it! Thank you for the inspiring post.

    Do you think you can stop by for some Coffee with Jesus?!

    ~NRIGirl

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  2. I loved this! Thanks for sharing that...it was a blessing to me today.

    Oh...and I love your new signature :-D

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  3. It's a great thought! I'm thankful for the treasure in this so ordinary vessel!
    Love ya!
    Aunt Joy :)

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