Tuesday, October 16, 2012

canning // love never fails

          Ya know, I kind of get tired of apologizing between long breaks of posting, ‘cause I’m amazing at not posting, so I guess I won’t apologize, (meaning I won’t say, imsorryiwasbusyanduninspiredandboring. Yah.) but I will say that I’ve been  busy. (Imagine that!!) Mom and I have been canning like it was going out of style, and now have almost 400 quarts of assorted food waiting to be devoured by our hungry family this winter. (random side note. Does anybody out there ever notice a word, and suddenly thinks “that word looks SO weird!” Or is it just me. Hungry is a weird word!!) Anyway, we’ve done tomatoes, cherries, pears, pear sauce, plum jam, grape juice, veggie stew, salsa, PLUS drying a bunch of pears, and making a bunch of freezer pear jam. And we are in the process of making a TON of applesauce. So that’s what I’ve been up to. Plus the normal things like reading and a little school.
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     Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

       I love these verses. God’s perfect plan for love looks exactly like that. Think of what life would be like if we all loved each other like that. Unfortunately, I’m so far away from that picture of love it’s not even funny. I physically can't love like that, but God can, and that is the way he loves imperfect me. It doesn't matter what I do, his love never fails. Isn't that beautiful, and completely mind-blowing?
       Brandon Heath captures the flow of these verses perfectly, in his song Love never fails, (below) and I've been singing it a lot since I heard it sung at a wedding in July. i love to think of this as a love song from God to us, and then us singng the chorus back. Listen to this, and be blown away, people!!

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     I’m excited. I’ve been saving this summer for a new camera, as mine is dying really quickly, and I picked out the one I want a few months ago. I started looking at prices, and finally mentioned it to my brother. He told me to wait to buy it until he could look in Seol, to see if he could get it any cheaper. He did last weekend and I was thrilled to learn that I can get it $100 bucks cheaper than if I bought it online here in the states. Needless  to say, I am excited!! So, sometime in the next month I’ll be getting my Canon Rebel T2i. I’m even thinking about naming it, but I’m not sure about that. It seems like fun, but kinda weird at the same time. :) I never did name the Rebel DSLR I have currently… We’ll have to think about this… lol

1 comment:

  1. So happy for your post, Rebecca! So . . . I noticed you now have 20 followers (!!!) so are you hosting that party, or are you going to wait for number 30?
    I can't believe how much you've been canning . . . I loved how you said that you'd been canning "like it was going out of style."
    I DO sometimes suddenly randomly think words are weird . . . but I generally don't SEE them as weird. We must have different ways of expressing our weirdness :)


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