Weekly Verse #25

Hey Everyone!

I’m sorry that I have posted so many Weekly Verses lately and not many other things! Hopefully I will get back on track with posting both every week. I’m excited about this week’s upcoming post so keep an eye out for it! 😀



This week’s verse is:

Psalm 57.1

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in You my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by.

I love how this verse talks about taking refuge in the shadow of God’s wings. Just picturing being in the shadow of God’s wings makes me feel comforted and safe.

What do you love about this verse? How has your Lent been? Have you held to your fasting?

Weekly Verse #24

Hey Everyone!!

I took a walk earlier today and I was thrilled to see the first signs of spring. 😀

I love how all of these branches kind of tangle together! And you can see the brighter colored buds!

Tree buds (is that really what you call them?) are so beautiful and as I looked around I saw how different the different trees’ buds looked.

I love the tree bud pictures!

This tree is dead, but the bark is still so beautiful!


Our verse this week is:

Psalm 51.7, 8

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.

It is crazy to imagine being cleaner, whiter then snow and that we can be that clean!

Which picture is your favorite? Have you been seeing a signs of spring? What stands out you from this verse? Any prayer requests?

Treasuring Our Senses!

Hey Everyone!

Recently in my health class we were learning about our senses, a bit more in depth then what we all learned in kindergarten. I found it really interesting so I decided to write this post. (Also it makes my mom really happy that I am posting something I learned in school.) 😀

I am also including in this post some pictures that I took when I went on a snowy walk the other day.


SIGHT

I think that our sight is probably the most important sense. Almost everything we do uses our eyes in some capacity. We base so much off of what we see.

The thing that I found most interesting about our eyes was learning that we actually cry more then one type of tear! The make up of tears that we cry when in pain is different from when we cry emotional tears! Isn’t that amazing? I had no idea.

I know some people seem to feel better after crying (personally I don’t, but you might) and I was really surprised to learn that there is a reason that they feel better. The chemicals and hormones in tears actually make them feel better! After learning that I guess that I need to be more understanding of people in my life who cry much more frequently then I do.

The other thing that we talked about was the importance of guarding our eyes, being careful about what we watch, read and look at. My parents have always really stressed the importance of this, and I still forget sometimes. So I thought I would remind all of you as well! Be careful that you only use your eyes in ways that are pleasing to the Lord!!!


HEARING

Our ears are incredible and the things that our brains and ears work together to produce are wonderful. When you actually take a couple minutes to think about all the different sounds that you recognize, wind, rain, bells, footsteps, creaking, hearts beating, throats clearing, voices, the list just goes on and on, you will be blown away!! At least I know I was.

I learned that our ears have 20,000 fibers that are quite a bit like piano strings! A piano has only 80 strings and think about all the sounds it can make! With 20,000 strings the possibilities for sound are practically endless.

I think that we don’t appreciate our hearing like we should, we just take it for granted. Recently I have come to appreciate my hearing more after reading Eleanor’s recent posts. It made me think about what I would do if I lost my hearing and how I would react. Spending time thinking about this has made me admire Eleanor more and really reminded me how thankful I should be for my hearing.

So next time you are listening to music or just using your ears (I know we are constantly using our ears, but still), think of Eleanor and others who cannot hear and remember to be thankful for your hearing!!!


TASTE

I love food, absolutely love it. I love buying the things that go into it at farmers markets (whatever we don’t produce ourselves), I love cooking it and then I love enjoying it and watching my family enjoy it. I’m really not sure that life would be worth living without being able taste food, especially chocolate. 😀

I thought that it was really interesting that when you are born you have 10,000 taste buds! They decrease and condense as you get older.

As I am sure you have noticed, when you eat and are stressed or nervous or scared everything seems to taste the same. I was surprised to learn that your saliva changes when you are scared, stressed or nervous and that it blocks the openings to your taste buds!


I know that this only covers the first three senses, I am probably going to do apart two at some point.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Which sense do you think is the most important? Or do you think they are all equally important? If you could only pick one sense to keep which would it be? If you had to choose one sense to give up, what would it be?