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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Teachable Moments

As my children were growing up I always wanted to give them "teachable moments". For 22 years now I have been looking for "teachable moments". I realize that I was not the One who chose the Teachable Moments, I only recognized them. Now that they are beyond the age of me "creating" teachable moments HE is completely, The One, Jesus Christ who created and orchestras their teachable moments.

This week I finished reading:

...Laughing in the Darkness, by Chonda Pierce. We all know her as the Christian Comedianne who makes us laugh and cry about our Baptist roots. I knew every person she talked about in her books. I was a deacon's kids (DK) and we went to church Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night. I was born on a Sunday and use to joke that was the only Sunday I didn't go to church until I was 19 years old.

   So, when I read a couple of weeks ago that she had written a book on overcoming depression as a Christian Celebratory, I had to take a peak. She had read my mail when she wrote the book. The woman raised in the 1960's and 70's to serve everyone and "do" it all. Meanwhile, holding in all the pains of life until the 40's hit and that dreaded "Perimenopause" send our mental, emotional and physical system into a tail spin. Added to that is usually the time our kids hit the teen years.

  She called it a "gray hotel with talking lights".  I just had a gray world, like High Desert Country in Winter. I don't remember when I noticed the definition in color between the trees and sky, but it still amazes me when I see the difference.

It makes me think of an old hymn from my childhood:

The Light of the World Is Jesus

  1. The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    • Refrain:
      Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
      Sweetly the light has dawned upon me;
      Once I was blind, but now I can see:
      The Light of the world is Jesus!
  2. No darkness have we who in Jesus abide;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    We walk in the light when we follow our Guide!
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
  3. Ye dwellers in darkness with sin-blinded eyes,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    Go, wash at His bidding, and light will arise;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
  4. No need of the sunlight in Heaven we’re told;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    The Lamb is the Light in the city of gold,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!

  To is April 6th and Spring has sprung in Northern California. For Easter my youngest daughter took a picture of her rabbit for me. Our real Easter Bunny.


Reminder: 1 year ago I began my GIS Butterfly adventure

GOD is not Dead!

The family Easter 2013

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