Monday, April 30, 2018

Today's Study and Plans

Exodus 21:14 And if a man borrow anything from his neighbor, and it is hurt, or die, while the owner of it isn't with it, he shall surely pay for it. 

If you harm someone’s property while borrowing it, you pay for it. If you borrow your neighbor's lawn mower to mow your lawn and it breaks while you are using it, you pay to repair it.

15 But if the owner of it is with it, the borrower shall not pay for it. It was hired and is paid for by the rental fee.

If you hire someone to mow you lawn and his mower breaks down, however, that’s the owner of the mowers problem, not the one doing the hiring.

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 21c - Of Theft

Romans 6

Today's work in Romans 

4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 

5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 

6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.


4 In the same way, my brothers, when you died to sin with Christ, you were freed from the Law. Now you are "married" to another, even to the One who is raised from the dead, so we can produce fruit for God. 

5 Because when we lived for the flesh, the sinful passions brought out by the Law worked in our bodies to produce the fruit of death. 

6 But now we are saved from the Law, since it is dead to us, so we can serve the Spirit in the new way, instead of the old way of serving the letter of the Law.
Today's Hymn  The Nintey and Nine

3308 recorded steps yesterday. a lot for a Sunday since I don't wear the pnone.

Lots to do. Need to make some salve.
Friday we went to one of the local shelters to look for a dog. We prayed before going, and later, when we brought our old dog to meet our first choice, that God would help us get the right dog. 4/5 of the dogs were boys, and so no options (our boy dog is good with all girls, but only about half the boys, and we just don't want to chance it.) 

Half the girls were too Pit-ty for us. I know Pits can make great pets, but Hubby and I both think they are ugly. Not "so ugly he's cute," just plain ugly. 

I glanced at the little spotted female on the end, but because she was only a medium sized dog I passed her by and we seriously looked at a border collie X. Still not really a big dog, but bigger. She absolutely told Jiffy she was boss, and he told her in no uncertain terms there was no way he would submit to her, so she was a no go. We figure this was God's way of telling us she wasn't the right dog for us.

So, I went back to the little spotted dog (by little I mean she will only be about 40 pounds when fully grown). She is only around 6 months old and ran wild, malnourished, for her early life. She hasn't even been at the shelter long enough to be spayed yet. But, oh what a sweety! Just the right combination of excited to meet us and not quite sure of herself (so she won't be a bully). She even wagged up to Josh (6yo), but then got scared of her own boldness and ran back to the shelter worker holding her leash. 

But she is so small :-(

I thought about the mastiffs at the other shelters, and that my Hubby had said if we didn't find a dog we liked at this shelter, they were all having an adoption special and he and our oldest could go Saturday to one of them. 

But then I "saw" little Pepper Anne cuddled on the couch, catching movies with us, sitting with Jiffy in the front  of the van on a day trip, playing with Josh and Jane. I have never "seen" a dog with our family before bringing it home before. I have "seen" other things, and known that God was telling me which path to take, but never in adopting an animal. 

So what could I do? Even if she is small, she is a member of our family. I think we need her, and she certainly needs us. 

She visits the vet Thursday and we pick her up Friday. 

To Do:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Pull music for worship service
  • finish getting the books closed for the month
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • switch my son's phone
  • order new eye drops
  • fix my display purse
  • weekly home blessing

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • Got two of the newsletters ready to go.
Imagine Life Without This"The blessing and the curse of the human brain is that it’s good at adapting—to the good and the bad. Once it adapts, we’re used to what we have. Rather than being in awe of being alive, of having food, water, and shelter, we take them as givens. And then we want more."

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:  

Living Room

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

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • ? EEkKKK! I was going to cook up a turkey I have in the freezer, but I forgot to take it out yesterday. There is no way it can be defrosted by super time. :-(

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • fire Drill the Living Room

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

  • Monday - Declutter & Dust the Living Room
    Tuesday - Declutter the Entryway
    Wednesday - Declutter Items from the Front Porch
    Thursday - Declutter in the Dining Room
    Friday - Declutter/Detail Clean Anywhere in Zone 1 or 5

"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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