"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Friday, November 25, 2016

A BIG Black Friday Sale at Lilla Rose!

Hi friends,

There is a BIG four-day Black Friday Sale going on now at lillarose.biz/LisaKnight!

Up to 60% off and free shipping on orders over $75! Many of the new releases won't last long, so place your order while supplies last!  

And the November special offer is still going on: a free zippered pouch and Holiday Bobby Set with orders over $100.
Thanks for your support. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

God is so good! Let 's remember to be thankful all year, and not just for one day.  :)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Keeping Company with Amy Carmichael

From Gold by Moonlight by Amy Carmichael, chapter  3, entitled The Ravine, pages 20- 21:

That weary way is a place of memories. One of the readings of Psalm 42 sees the soul sharpening the knives of pain by remembering jubilant  yesterdays. "These things will I remember, how I passed on in the procession, how I marched with them to the house of God with the voice of joy and praise-a festive crowd." (v. 4b) Yes, we were one of a festive crowd; was there any happy thing we did not do?  And we think of what used to be, so different from all that is now: "When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me." (v. 4a) Was ever a sad heart that did not feel like that?

And yet we are ashamed of such feelings, and the stronger part of us tries to encourage the weaker. "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me?" (Ps. 42:5a) "Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance." (Ps. Ps. 43:b)

...Blessed be the tender mercy that has given us the truthful story of such hours, and with that story the power of release: "O send out Thy light and Thy truth; let them lead me; let them bring me unto Thy holy hill, and to Thy tabernacles." (Ps. 43:3) The mountain we are going to climb, the holy hill where His tabernacles are, is not in darkness. A broad beam of light falls upon that hill, a lighted path that leads to light like the pavement of heaven for clearness.

It is all true. We know that it is true. And yet there is something in the trend of our thoughts that is like the backlash of the waves, as wave after wave breaks on the shore. We have looked up. We have seen the lovely radiance of that upper air. but our feet must walk the ways of earth down that dreary hill, past those sombre trees, and into the valley before we can press up through the mist and stand under shining skies.

There is nothing imaginary about the oppression of the enemy, but there is deliverance from that oppression: "O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore, will I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar."  (Ps. 42:6)

(You can read my previous posts about this Amy Carmichael book here and here. )

Sharing with Celeste.
And with Dawn.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

For Today - The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today

Looking out my window,
I can see our free-range chickens pecking and scratching in the yard.

I am thinking (and praying!)
about the election.

I am thankful
to know that no matter what the outcome of the election is,
God is still on the throne.  

One of my favorite things
is this time of year: I love fall, y'all!  :)

I am creating
a cross-stitch butterfly bookmark for my mom.

I am wearing
a long denim skirt, a blue print shirt, and my toasty warm insulated socks that hubby got me from the farm store.

Love, love, this book!

I am hoping
that our new pullets start laying eggs - soon!

I am learning
that the Lord is all-sufficient; no matter the circumstances, no matter the situation, no matter what, He is all I need.

In my kitchen,
 we are having Ethiopian veggies and 5 grain bread for supper tonight. Yum!  :)

In the school room,
Ian is doing his Bible readings, Aaron, Asher, and Naomi are working on a Grammar lesson. And Natalie is working on Geography.

In my garden,
there is a beautiful, sparkly frost.

Shared quote:
"God whispers to us in our pleasure,
speaks to us in our conscience,
but shouts in our pain;
it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
The Problem of Pain 
~C.S. Lewis

A moment from my day:

Aaron's tarantula molted 2 weeks ago. In this photo, he is holding the actual tarantula and the molt is on the right.

Linking up with Peggy.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Keeping Company with Amy Carmichael

From Gold by Moonlight, by Amy Carmichael, chapter 2, entitled The Dark Wood - Illuminated, page 18:

"So the forest in sunrise is a figure of the true. There is always light above us. Our roof is like the roof of the forest, transparent. So, verily, there is no roof; we live under the open heavens. Look above the tree-tops, O my soul;from thence flow the fountains of light. See how that blessed light streams through the wood. See how it fills and floods and overflows the air with its splendour. Hear the word of the Lord the Light: 'Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that walketh in darkness and hath no light? Let him trust in the Name of the Lord and stay himself upon his God.' {reference to Isaiah 50:10}

We have far too poor a conception of the intimacy with our God which He desires should be habitual. We are satisfied with with too little and so we know too little of the light of the woods of life-that light which is always there."

(You can read my previous post about this book here. )

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Flexi of the Month and a Special Offer from Lilla Rose

Hi friends,

It's that time of the month again...time for the Flexi of the Month! And for November it's North Star:
How beautiful is that?!

There is also limited time free shipping, AND a free offer (while supplies last) from Lilla Rose....

Take a look at these lovely new releases that are available for the holidays...

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Thanks for your support!  :)