Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Exodus 20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments. 

The consequences of serving God also last up to four generations. I am still reaping the benefits of my God-fearing great-grandparents, in fact.

It is interesting that in my nutrition class in college the teacher told us that a mother’s nutrition before she ever even got pregnant would affect her grandchildren! How healthy a woman is when she gets pregnant determines how healthy her child will be, if that child will have the basic building blocks she needs to in turn produce a healthy child. I find it interesting that science is reaffirming God’s statement here that what we choose now will affect up to four generations later, and how much more affect spiritual things will have than merely physical!


Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 20- Commandment #2: Don't Worship Idols
Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith
Today's work in Romans 5
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

19 For just like by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous. 

20 But the law was given so that sin would abound (be made more visible). But where sin (is more visible), grace (undeserved favor) is even more abundant (even more visible).

(And herein is the dilemma of all Bible translators; do you translate word for word with adjustments for grammar, or do you translate the meaning? This verse translated literally from the Greek reads like the King James. That is an accurate translation, even accounting for modern grammar. However, taking the entire scripture into account, "abound" should be "made visible.")

Today's Hymn Written after viewing this painting.

"I (Jesus) have done all this for you. What have you done for Me?"

8152 recorded steps yesterday. :-)

Hubby took the day off yesterday and we rode a train. 

First, we woke up at 4:30 and drove to Reno to catch a Greyhound. The bus station only allows 2 hour parking, so we parked in a public parking lot a couple blocks away and hoofed it.

After a lovely ride to Sacramento on the bus, we had 1 1/2 hours to get from the bus station to the train station 1 1/2 miles away. I am impressed we walked it in 30 minutes! Most of the kids and I walk around the block before school most days, about a mile in 26 minutes, but Hubby and the boys with jobs aren't used to that. I think we were able to go so much faster because Sacramento is pretty flat, while we live on the side of a hill.

A small rest, and then instead of waiting for the shuttle, we walked from the station to the boarding area.

On the train, we walked from the last car to the snack bar 3 cars away, and back.

Such a beautiful ride! We drive the highway that sort of parallels tracks a couple times a year and the view is world-class-beauty. It's just gorgeous!

The train tacks a slightly different path through Donner's pass that is even more beautiful.

The kids had a blast and Hubby (a serious train fan, as well as a travel-the-western-US buff) got see things he has never seen in his life. It was a day to remember, for sure!

The train station was about 3 large blocks from where we parked, so we had walk after the ride.

This all added up, according to my pedometer app, to 3.3 miles of walking.

When a word ends in the symbol/phonogram "a" it says /aw/ (in my accent), the same sound in "father" and "water."

On schedule for the week:
  • Driving Lessons
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Weekly Home blessing 
  • Start working in the yard and garden
  • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • Pull music for worship service
  • Finish Romans 5
  • Make salve
  • Get oldest son's phone company changed.
  • Pick up some chicks. (the "cluck, cluck" kind. All of our current ones lay brown eggs. The ducks lay white ones. So, I want some "Easter eggers," green-egg-layers. We have had some before, and the eggs are naturally green shelled.)

"The reality is, all our meals are eaten here, at this house, in this kitchen, at this table. Every crumb falls on my floor. Every dish goes in my sink. There is no janitor or cafeteria-crew. All the books, papers, craft supplies, science experiments, sports gear, shoes, coats, art materials, musical instruments … all of it is contained in my house. The same one where I live. The same one I clean."
I have read many a working mom saying "I do all those things the stay at home mom does AND hold down a job!"

No. No you don't. You send them off to someone else to supervise. Some one else who has a janitor to clean up after them.

A stay at home mom, especially a homeschooling one, not only does the teaching and supervising (babysitting), but all the janitorial work. Heck, the working mom even usually has a janitor to clean up after HER for the mess of the majority of her waking hours.

So, yeah, don't even go there.

Why did you have so many children?

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly zone focus:  

Entry, dinning room, porch, and yard (Flylady's entry must be into her dinning room.)

AND Anti-procrastination week.

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Roast and Taters

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Scrub the stove

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Declutter a kitchen cupboard

"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."

How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 

Have a great day!

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