Our barn cat, Moe, has found a new favorite napping spot - oh I am corrected - Moe feels it is incorrect to call what he does napping. It is actually "casual vigilance" - ok so much for listening to a cat.
Before you dismiss his feat of being casually vigilant on top of a haybale - check out the smaller picture. Moe is a long way off the ground here!
Our temperatures today are reaching almost 80 degrees and we have a slight breeze - yep - just about perfect for casual vigilancing and anything else we can find to do outside. I love Texas - it is warm and I'm trying hard not to be lazy on Buhlaland today !
DH and I have started through the bible again - we read an organized plan through the entire scriptures each year. It may sound to some people like a huge job - going through the scriptures in 365 days (actually we add Sunday readings to Saturday since we go to early church on Sunday). Right now we are in the early chapters of Genesis - where Abraham and Lot left Haran . I was caught by the description of Abraham and Sarai lying about their relationship and being rewarded for this sinful behavior with huge material blessings. What's up with that? DH and I talked about it and my understanding was the Lord gives us examples to show how He loves us -all us lying, prideful humans. I'm sure there are theologians who have other explanations for many rascals being dear to God's heart. In my scripture interpretation it seems God draws to Him people who have messed up because we are so grateful for His mercies. No condemnation to those straight and narrow folks - wish I'd been one. I needed to hear Grace today - I've been quite down on myself for a long while now and needed a clear reminder. God made me, He knows how I'm going to turn out, knows how sorry I am for my sinfulness and loves me right here and right now. Grace is truly amazing .
Whew - from cat pictures to my take on God's grace in a few paragraphs - that's the rabbit trail trekking here on Buhlaland.