New this week at Tuning-My-Heart.com:
Work Out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling- This post on Philippians 2:12-13 was particularly challenging for me to write this week. Two verses that contain so much for life and godliness.
Holding Fast- Philippians 2:14-16 Paul encourages us to hold fast to the word of life.
A Drink Offering- Paul talks about being offered as a drink offering in Philippins 2:17-18
Bread in Five Minutes a Day?- Really? I share my experience with Leo Hertzberg and Zoe Francois' method for making Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
Favorites from around the Web:
What's at the Center of Your Life- Courtney at Good Morning Girls is one of my favorite bloggers and it is from her that I learned about the SOAP method of Bible Study. She is currently going through the Gospel of Luke. This post just hit me where I am at this week, thinking about how to live my life in this world as a bond-servant of Jesus Christ.
-When Helping Hurts- This is the second time this book has been brought to my attention in recent weeks. Good review here. I think it will be going on my must read list, and I would love to hear what you all think about short-term mission trips.
Getting back in the swing of managing a home and a job and making time for all those things that I love to do has left me with little to share this week as far as fun stuff. That is not to say that I am not having fun. But my quilt room door has been closed all week, and I need to get in there and do some work. I am happy that I am finding time to continue writing as that is so important to me and my growth as a follower of Jesus. I think I am going to have to develop some recipes that are ready to eat when we get home on the days I go into the office. I only work six hours a day, but carpooling with my guys means I am in Abilene from 7:30 in the morning to 5pm. I think I will have to start planning on having meals prepared on my days off that can stretch to those three days that I work. One of the things I am anxious to try is five minute a day pizza dough. You can read my review of this method under the recipe tab here.
I ordered a copy of Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day because it will be so much better than picking up a pizza on our way home if I have the dough and toppings ready to be put together and baked in the oven. I love Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois' other book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and I think I will find this one equally inspiring.
We continue to enjoy spring...or is it summer...or is it winter here in Texas. We went from 94 to 29 in less than 12 hours this week. Woke up to freezing rain on Wednesday morning. Thankfully all the plants we had added to the gardens seemed to have survived. As I write this, it is 81 according to my thermometer. The flowers are looking good and I went out an
New on the Site this Week:
from Sitting at His Feet
Philippians 2:3-7: Taking the Form of a Bond-Servant
Philippians 2:8-11: Do This in Remembrance of Me_
My favorite thought provoking posts this week from around the web...
Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave the Church by Marc at marc5solas. I thought he had some interesting insights to share
What Shames Us- good thoughts from Tim Challis on the importance of doing more than just putting off the sinful man.
From Skeptic to Salvation- In this very brief look at James by Jim George I found some new insights to ponder.
Big news in my world this week. I joined the workforce on Monday. It is part-time which I am very thankful for as I need time to write and quilt and well, just stay in pj's all morning if I feel like it. I believe I am the first paid staff person for the International Asteroid Search Collaboration, IASC for short, pronounced just like the name Isaac. This is an amazing program that was founded by Dr. Patrick Miller, my new boss, and my oldest son Jeff. I have already had the chance to email back and forth with a leader in the field of astrophysics, who sang the praises of my boys once he learned I was their mother. (he is a team member of the group that won the Nobel prize in Physics last year, by the way, and has worked with both of my sons over the years.) That was the highlight of my first week, connecting with new people. The lowlight...realizing that my 50 something brain is not as sharp as it used to be and learning a new field and terminology is challenging. I've no doubt I will have it figured out, but it was frustrating not to get it right away which hasn't happened to me since Algebra way back in time. I really think it is time we stopped looking for x and left the poor fella alone, he obviously does not want to be found.
I found some fun links to share related to my new job, and my two wonderful sons who have been so instrumental in the success of this program which has an ever growing international reach. If you want to read more about it, do click on the links, they do a wonderful job of describing IASC.
Son Jeff had a part on founding IASC--you can read a little article about his early involvement.
Students at Mt SAC in California- good article for overview of what we do- written for the non-astronomer.
2010 article on the growth of IASC and accomplishments, and a little about the man I work for. We share that little office in the basement it talks about now- though he is threatening to knock down the wall between our office and Ken's as the program continues to grow.
The bluebonnets are out and that means photo-op time. Just loved this little fella's face.
Spring in Texas can be pretty wild, freezing one day and the next in the 80's. We have had a few thunderstorms rumble through this week, but the main thing is to enjoy the return of some favorites...
And finally...I was sitting out enjoying a quiet afternoon in the backyard today when suddenly there was a squeaking cacophony that in a mad dash of wings tried to convince me to vacate the premises so they could take over my porch. This pair and I engage in this battle every year- once they were victorious and raised a brood on our front porch. The sneaky things moved in while we were on a vacation. Now while I enjoyed watching the little ones grow None of us enjoyed being dive-bombed by the protective parents every time we set foot into the front yard. Even our German Shepherds where not immune. So another ritual of spring begins. I love this time of year!
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