Sunday Hymn Sing – Crown Him With Many Crowns

hymn-bookRevelation 19:12 – His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the virgin’s Son, the God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose, as of that rose the stem;
The root whence mercy ever flows, the Babe of Bethlehem.

Crown Him the Son of God, before the worlds began,
And ye who tread where He hath trod, crown Him the Son of Man;
Who every grief hath known that wrings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for His own, that all in Him may rest.

Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

Crown Him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end, and round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is given the wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.

Crown Him the Lord of lords, who over all doth reign,
Who once on earth, the incarnate Word, for ransomed sinners slain,
Now lives in realms of light, where saints with angels sing
Their songs before Him day and night, their God, Redeemer, King.

Crown Him the Lord of years, the Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres, ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

Happy Birthday Cody

codyDoesn’t seem possible that we are celebrating your birthday without you.  Doesn’t seem possible that in another month it will be two years since you left us too soon.  We remember you on your birthday, Cody, you are loved and missed.  Continued prayers for your mom and family.

Spring Has Froze

Greetings from cold and snowy Indiana!  Spring is struggling to get going this year and our spring projects are a bit slower than we had planned.  In my cup this morning is regular old coffee with stevia and almond milk.

DSCN3224-webreadyOne of our projects was to build a backyard chicken coop for the chickie babies.  Not so much babies anymore…they are all feathered in now and getting big.  But they are growing fast and outgrowing the dog cage they are in.  We have all the supplies for the coop…just waiting for the weather to cooperate.  So far our diva dog Pepper has been very good with them, so we are hoping she will turn out to be a good protector and not an antagonist.
I had hoped to get the early spring garden in but again, trying to work around the weather has made it a
challenge.  pantryMy seed starting indoors was a
big failure and I haven’t had a chance to redo the heirloom tomatoes and peppers I wanted to start. Are you seeing a pattern?  lol  Even so, God is in control so in His capable hands I will leave it all and just take things one day at a time.

One of the indoor projects that we did finish turning a spare closet into pantry.  Hubby and son work hard and got it finished and I got it filled it up.  It is so nice being able to have everything in one place now…and fairly organized.  They did a great job!  Our washer also sprung a leak and thankfully hubby and son were able to fix that as well saving us from having to buy a new washer.  We are also waiting for better weather to finish the roof.
Another things I’ve been up to is I have been slowly working on restarting my craft business.  I had it going successfully for a long time, then decided to pull the plug grayshawl1when it (and other things) started taking a toll on my health.  Things have changed a lot in the short few years since I stopped and since I want to do this right I am not rushing things.  The most time consuming part for me is taking pictures of everything and listing them.  I have lots to list so taking pictures, editing and listing is a slow process.  Despite that I find myself enjoying this much more than I ever have.

That’s it for now.   I hope all is well where you are, I’d love to hear how your spring is going.   Until next time, grace and peace!

Psalm 51:1-2
Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.

 

Finally! Chickens!

Now that we can raise chickens where we are we went and got some chicks.  Six tiny fluffs of down.

chick1We are using a large plastic tote for a brooer and it is sitting in our living room.  I am really enjoying the gentle little peeps of the chicks and I could sit and watch them all day.

The store where we got the chicks had a limit of six.  Our plan was to get six meat birds and three layers.  When we arrived, though, they were all out of the meat birds.  What to do?  Come home with six layers.  So I picked a variety based on the ones I though would dchick2o well here.  I got two Buff Orpingtons, two Rhode Island Reds, one Isa Brown and one White Leghorn.  The Isa Browns are really popular around here but they didn’t have many and the few left had pasty butt.  I did find one that seemed ok, but the day after we got her home she did develop pasty butt so I’m working to take care of that.  The rest are doing very well.  No names yet except one of the Rhode Island Reds is bit of a squauker.  When you pick her upchicks3 she calms right down.  We started calling her Diva.  Ha!

My biggest concern right now is our dog, Pepper.  She is very curious of the chicks and very concerned when she hears them showing their disapproval about something.  I want her to be good with the birds, but because she is a big dog and they are about the size of her nose, we’ll have to wait to socialize them.    Until the, she’ll have to keep her distance.

I have the plans for the chicken coop and run, but that will have to be second to our rebuilding of our shed.  Right now we are working on turning a closet in our spare bedroom into a pantry.  So many projects, so little time, only so much money to go around.

I could sit and watch the chicks all day, but I’ve got a lot to do to catch up from the weekend.  So I’m off to check on them and get my laundry re-booted, then tackle my todo list.  Have a great Monday!  Grace and peace!

A Girl and Her Phone

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Hubby has been insisting that I get a cell phone.  I have been insisting that I don’t want or need one.  Hubby won and I got a cell phone.  After a couple months we decided to get rid of our land line and just use the cell phones.  What an adjustment, but I’m finally figuring it out. 

Good thing I did because our laptop recently died.  Thankfully Hubby is a professional computer geek and all the information on it was rescued.  Yay Hubby!  A laptop is in our distant future, but in the mean time I’ll be making do with my little pink monster.  Ha!  Remember, patience is a virtue and boy am I learning that!    But trying to do the things I had been doing on laptop on this little phone is near impossible.  Take this post…which has taken me quite a while to figure out and do.  My hat is off to those who are miracle workers with their phone.  I am glad that I use a paper planner and not an electronic one.

I’m off to make spaghetti for dinner and finish folding this pile of clothes before Hubby is home from work.  Keep looking up, for our redemption draws nigh.  Grace and peace.

My Cleaning Schedule

Happy Monday!  I am highly unorganized so one of the things I’ve done to try and get better organized is to get into a cleaning routine.  It is much easier for me to have a guide to keep me focused than trying to decide what needs to be done each day.  So I scheduled a different cleaning routine each day to focus on.  Mondays is my kitchen and laundry day.  Now, there are things that I do EVERY day regardless of what room it is in for example dishes.  But focusing on one room or one section of the house each day allows me to clean deeper and more efficiently.  And for someone who is scatter brained and unorganized, it really helps me.

It starts with a plan.  Take the kitchen for example.  I made a list of things that must be done each day like dishes and sweeping.  Next I listed things that I could do once a week like mopping and cleaning out the fridge.  Then I made a list of things that I’d like to do each month like washing curtains and cleaning the top of the fridge.  Lastly I made a list of things that need to be done less frequently like pulling out appliances to clean under and behind.  You can be as general or as detailed as you like.  Mine are fairly general.  What ever works for you.

Once I had all these I put together a schedule.  You don’t even have to have a full list, you could start with a few things and add as you see something that needs done.  So, every day (for example, every Monday) I’ll do this list of things.  I divide the monthly tasks up between the first Monday, second, third and fourth etc. each month.  Once in a while there will be a fifth Monday in a month and those are the days I’ll schedule the less frequent tasks.   As you go you will find things that you need to change.  It’s flexible and easy to adjust to suit your needs.

So my Monday schedule looks like this:

Daily:
Make Beds
Clean toilets/wipe sinks
Sweep floors
Clean dishes
Declutter/tidy table

Monday:
Mop the floor
Empty trash
Wipe down appliances
Wipe down cupboards
Wipe down trash can
Clean out fridge