Saturday, January 8, 2011
My Way Home and Psalm of the Week
I come to this curve. There is a junction here. The road to the right leads to several homes/farms.
Right before this junction there is a 'pull off' spot where I can park the car
and know I can get out and still be safe.
Yesterday afternoon (Friday) it had begun to snow which is what I've been waiting for, so I could
take winter pics of this area. (I've featured it before.)
This picture better shows the junction and how there is a pull off for a car. I could have used
S. Etole's special gloves here as my hands got cold quickly, but my gloves were too bulky to wear.
Here is a close up of the barn. It is set on the edge of a hill right before the hill slopes down into the road.
On a small plot beside and above it is a pasture area where four horses graze. I tried to get good pictures
of the horses, but those came out blurry. (The spots are snow and at some point, I probably should
have wiped off my lens!)
This is on the other side of the road--the side where my car is parked. This is the sweet cabin I've featured
before. Whoever built it tucked it into a nook of that hill and it certainly looks peaceful and sheltered.
there is a pull off here. But then I don't know much about farms, farm animals, hay, etc.
To the right of the cabin, nestled between the hill behind the cabin and another one that butts into it,
are these buildings and animals.
Below is a view on the other end of the building.
buildings are in the distance. I used my close-up feature to get the other pictures.
Last is the picture of the way from which I came. The sign in the bottom right-hand corner turns into a diamond shape when there is high water. The warning (High Water) is now hidden because the sign is closed.
But someone goes around and opens all these signs during heavy rains. This area floods and becomes impassable quite quickly. Our school district shuts down for floods as well as snow issues.
It was a good week, especially for the first week back after a holiday. The end of the nine week period
and midterms are looming ahead, so the students are paying attention. A lot of them don't want their grades to plummet---not all, but most of them care.
I spend more time reading and writing in devotion time on Sat. mornings, thus getting to the computer later; then I fixed a big brunch for hubby and me this morning. Therefore, it became afternoon before I could get the camera downloaded and this written.
Here is the End of the Week and Beginning of the Weekend Psalm.
1. God Be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
2. That Your way may be known upon earth, Your saving power (Your deliverances and Your salvation) among all nations.
3. Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God;
let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You.
4. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples fairly and guide,
lead, or drive the nations upon the earth. Selah!
5. Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God;
let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You!
(This is repeated almost like a chorus or refrain).
6. The earth has yielded its harvest [in evidence of God's approval]; God, even our own God,
will bless us.
7. God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall reverently fear Him.
Blessings to you!