Friday, March 30, 2012

From SIGNING to TOILETS

by Robin

Today is our final day of Spring Break and I get to spend it cleaning the church with a few other friends. We're on a rotation schedule that was created months ago. Coincidentally, I felt the calling to work in the sign language ministry at church. Twice I have been on stage to sign the worship music. My vocabulary has to build more before I can interpret the sermons, but it is an honor just to be back serving after a year of rest.

Anyhow, I had a good little laugh, by myself in the garden, over the fact that on Sunday, I'm dressed pretty, on stage signing my little heart out for Jesus. Then, on Friday, I will be scrubbing some toilet bowls and sinks. I think it is good for those in high profile (visible) ministries to also do something humbling to keep them grounded. I have two friends from another church who both sing huge solos in front of thousands of people every month. But what many visitors don't know is that one does childcare for a living and the other chops veggies & cooks the Wed night dinner at church.

Why would God want to keep us so grounded? We want to be certain that we do not go from being righteous followers of Christ to self-righteous, selfish people. Even Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. He is God. He is Savior. He is Creator of the heavens & earth. Yet, he washed dirty feet right before he ate his final meal. And he suggested that we all wash feet too. Cleaning toilets used by strangers is a lot like washing stranger's feet, in my opinion.

Thank you Lord for your provision over my life. Thank you for finding anything worthy in me to be used for Your purpose.

Blessings,
Robin

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

LETTING GO

by Robin

Today is the first time my eldest has left home without us. Discipleship camp begins tonight and it will be a wonderful time for the teens to learn more about God and who He wants them to be.


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Last summer, our youngest went away for a week and that was so hard because we barely heard from him. I'm thankful this is only 4 days.

Praying for Simon Peter & the Youth group.... and their leaders. Where would we be without their inexhaustible energy.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

One month ago!

by Robin

We were putting seeds in the ground which germinated 2/21/12. This photo was taking the week of seeding.

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Week 2 at the Trellis

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Week 3 at the Trellis

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Week 4 at the Trellis

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Here are some of our new babies.

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Baby Pineapple - not on irrigation, but had to share.

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Wk 3 Beans. At 1 month, they're already a foot over the trellis.

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Wk 3 Squash

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Wk 3 Cucumber. At Wk 4, they were attaching to the trellis & I have 2 blooms today.

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Wk 3 - Big Mama paste tomatoes

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Wk 3 - Sunflowers

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I have the one month pics too but haven't taken them off the camera or downsized them yet.

God bless,
Robin

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FAY LAKE DOG PARK

by Robin

We're so fortunate to be in a county that has multiple dog parks. I like Marina dog park a lot. Beautiful view of the Indian River.

However, we discovered Fay Lake dog park when meeting a friend for a playdate with her son. SCORE! They have big & small dog enclosures.

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Lots of seating, a picnic table on each side, water & water bowls provided for the dogs. They even provide you with the little baggies to pick up your dog's poo & dispose of it right away.

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I'm thinking these are close to 1 acre lots, each. Our guys had a great time there while my teen was able to practice driving & parking, under Jack's supervision.


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I had pictures of my dogs & their new doggie friends, but the camera batteries were glitchy and so I guess they weren't saved. My camera sure is getting glitchy. Maybe I should save up for another soon.

Socialize your pets! You don't want them to be like homeschoolers (ha ha).

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - Hydroponics & Drip irrigation

by Robin

Heart of Christmas farm

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Home

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Thank you for visiting my blog.
Robin