This week I’m sharing more quotes from my journals.  These come from scriptures, books, even Facebook posts from friends.  I don’t write something down every day but some days I come across many to record.  My journals are full of great truths I don’t want to forget or neglect.  Here are some of the recent quotes:

This is the blessedness of waiting upon God:  it takes our eyes and thoughts away from ourselves, even our needs and desires, and occupies us with our God.  –Andrew Murray, Waiting On God, pg. 39-40

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.  –Unknown

If you are then “risen” with Christ, reach out for the highest gifts of Heaven, where Christ reigns in power.  Give your heart to the heavenly things, not to the passing things of earth.  For, as far as this world is concerned, you are already dead, and your true life is a hidden one in God, through Christ.  One day Christ, the secret centre of our lies, will show himself openly, and you will all share in that magnificent dénouement.  –Colossians 3:1-4 (PHI)

The eye of the LORD is on them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy.  Fear and hope are generally thought to be in conflict with each other.  In the presence and worship of God, they are found side by side in perfect and absolute harmony.  And this because in God Himself all apparent contradictions are reconciled.  Righteousness and peace, judgment and mercy, holiness and love, infinite power and infinite gentleness, a majesty that is exalted above all heaven and a condescension that bows very low, meet and kiss each other.  –Andrew Murray, Waiting On God, pg. 40


Community Effort

We had at least 180 children at the community-wide Vacation Bible School.  The structure of the program was just perfect.  The children were divided up into “tribes” that each had their own basket of supplies and rug to sit on.

The major part of the day consisted of several 15-minute segments where the tribes could go to various booths or “tents” to participate in crafts or other activities.  Some of the booths included activities involving music, agriculture, animals, food, writing and playing games.

Here are some of the crafts that were made throughout the week.

They also planted some seeds.

The food court was impressive & delicious!  I believe everything represented items that came from some type of seed.

It was really well organized with everyone contributing in some way to the overall project.  On the next post I will tell you about the mosquito nets.