...............The Hellwig Family

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Where are You Looking?

post by Mommy H.

Scottish pastor Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–1843) wrote the following:

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jer. 17:9.
  Learn much of the Lord Jesus. For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ. He is altogether lovely. Such infinite majesty, and yet such meekness and grace, and all for sinners, even the chief! Live much in the smiles of God. Bask in his beams. Feel his all-seeing eye settled on you in love, and repose in his almighty arms. . .

   Let your soul be filled with a heart-ravishing sense of the sweetness and excellency of Christ and all that is in Him. Let the Holy Spirit fill every chamber of your heart; and so there will be no room for folly, or the world, or Satan, or the flesh.

 Where are we training our eyes?  On what do we gaze?  On these things we also think.  These things we also become.  May we all look at Christ, and not only expel sin but also delight in Him.

A new blog

by Christianna

I have started a new blog. I will be posting a lot about music, hymns, and also about composers and song writers. I love the old music so you won't find much about any music newer than the nineteenth century.
Tell me what you think!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jeddie's Finds

post by Mommy H.

What better treasures are there for boys living on the edge of woods, than to find a host of creatures?
Jedidiah and Tobias have spent some of their outside time this summer hunting for and feeding spiders!

This particular one built its web by our path out back, and Jeddie was quick to recognize it as one in the field guide:  a Black and Yellow Argiope.  The boys love to catch insects and drop them in the webs and watch the spiders feed.  God's works are amazing!

Later that day, Jedidiah found a turtle in the woods.  He couldn't resist bringing it home to observe it better.
Mr. Turtle, however, had no intentions of being overly friendly.  He holed up in his shell and remained unsociable until he was returned to the woods.

What will they bring home next?
What natural treasures have you found this summer?