Thursday, October 30, 2008


I love the simple life. I love the simplicity of the Amish and Mennonites and how they live their lives without getting caught up in the world around them. I tried to post a picture from Webshots but it wasn't showing up so I've removed the link to Webshots. However the picture was pumpkins and also hay made into the figure of a horse pulling a real Amish wagon. Someday, I may actually figure out how to post some of the photos I love so much.

I love knowing that I need not fret about tomorrow, for tomorrow can take care of itself. Yesterday I was reading a devotional that was from a book I have in my library entitled, "Keep A Quiet Heart" by Elisabeth Elliot. I don't read it on a regular basis but saw a quote from the book that stirred in my heart. She was quoting from Martin Luther "He who believes in God is not careful for the morrow, [that means not worried about tomorrow]but labors joyfully and with a great heart. "For He giveth His beloved, as in sleep'. They must work and watch, yet never be careful or anxious, but commit all to Him, and live in serene tranquility, and with a quiet heart, as one who sleeps safely and quietly."

In today's current economic and political state of unrest, many are fretting and yet all the worrying in the world will not change what happens tomorrow. May we learn to keep a quiet heart and be steadfast in spirit.

Lord, help us to trust in You, and not be anxious for anything but in everything by prayer and supplication let our requests be made known to You. Amen.


  1. For some reason I didn't get the picture you put up, but went to the link. (O: I love to read Beverly Lewis Books about Amish families.

  2. Grammy~I also love her books, haven't read the latest yet but hope to get it soon. Sorry about the picture-I'm not sure why it isn't coming up but thanks for the heads up.

  3. Your thought is good, we need to remain calm and trusting during these times.



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