“While here I stand, not only with the sense of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts that in this moment there is life and food For future years.” William Wordsworth
Yesterday Psalm 146 made me tear up at the goodness of God.
KEEPS truth forever
EXECUTES JUSTICE for the oppressed
GIVES FOOD to the hungry
GIVES FREEDOM to the prisoners
OPENS THE EYES of the blind
RAISES those who are bowed down
LOVES the righteous
WATCHES OVER the strangers
RELIEVES the fatherless and widows
TURNS UPSIDE DOWN the way of the wicked.
I wish the picture in my mind would translate more easily into words. Driving through the wealthy parts of Atlanta into the ghetto makes this contrast so real to me.
In this world so many people are doing everything they can to get to the top. People want to get close to people who are successful. People want to be associated with the best, the accomplished, the popular ones. It’s like the eyes are all looking up–searching for more. For better. For a way up.
Then there’s God who already is at the top. He’s not looking around to make sure His position remains secure. He’s not looking around at everyone wanting to be like Him and smiling smugly at how well He’s done.
No, He cares so incredibly much about everyone–the successful and the not so accomplished. That as the KING of kings He cares so very much about the broken and helpless touches me deeply. This is how I want my heart to be shaped.
If some of these descriptions fit you–hungry, oppressed, bowed down–pause for a moment to savor God’s compassion for you.
Happy is the man
who has the God of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is in the Lord his God
Hey, everyone! Judging by the blog our life pretty much revolves around homeschool and my health. I think…think…it’s a bit broader than that. But tonight is again a little blurb on health. A few people asked me how I was doing after I wrote my last post on reacting to iron.
After trying three different supplements and reacting to all three, we decided to go another route. I’ve been trying to eat even more iron rich foods, bought a cast iron skillet, and have started taking these greens. and I’m still taking Sweedish bitters and vitamin C to increase iron absorption.
After a week I started seeing a gradual improvement, and by now we’ve seen a definite change in energy! I have even been able to do some cleaning four days in a row which is pretty amazing. Of course being able to accomplish things becomes exciting and I work myself to a fatigue. Fatigue is much more bearable when it’s because I was working too hard for what my body can handle compared to being fatigued by almost nothing.
Some meals those brown and green liquids I need to glug look pretty disgusting, but knowing the difference they make for me–and then also my family–makes the swallowing easier.
I am so incredibly thankful for the healing that has happened already, and very excited for more to come. God deserves so much praise!
Okay, hopefully the next post will be a little more interesting. :) Good night and good health to all!
There are several ways to follow blogs. 1) Check back on your favorites to see if there are new updates. 2) Follow blog links posted on Facebook, and hope you don’t miss the best ones. 3) If the blogger has set up an email subscription option, have blog posts delivered directly to your email inbox. (See the sign me up button for this blog’s email subscription at the top right of this blog) 4) Subscribe to the blogs you like to follow using a blog reader.
I prefer using a blog reader and had a few days of panic (just being dramatic) when I heard Google Reader was set to expire this past July. Since it’s demise, Feedly and Bloglovin have taken some of the top spots in blog readers.
I have learned to love Feedly, although some friends are not finding it so user-friendly. Ideally we would sit side by side, and I’d show you how to navigate it’s pages. Since that isn’t possible I’ve put together tutorial for you.
After watching the video a few times I’m shaking my head, and wishing I could re-do it all! Sometimes I talk really fast and move around quickly and the video is really shaky, so hang on. :) I am hoping that this tutorial–even though it is a little scattered–will help make following blogs easier for someone.
Because the video is really long, here are a few main points covered with the minute and second where they can be found.
–How to add content (a new blog) to Feedly (1:33 and 4:52)
–What to do when you search for a blog, and it doesn’t come up in the search results (2:37)
–How to organize your content into categories (3:14 and 5:49 and 15:19 and 17:37 and 17:55)
–How to remove a blog from Feedly (6:00)
–Keyboard shortcuts (6:14)
–How to customize your page so that you can cover content more quickly or enjoy it more visually (6:41)
–How to read your subscriptions the way you used to on the subscriptions page of Xanga. (13:10)
–How to mark a category or blog as read (9:08)
–Setting Feedly so that when you click on the title of a blog post, instead of showing you the post in Feedly you will be taken directly to the blog post. (15:53)
–How to save a post for later (same as Favorite in Google Reader), so that you can easily check back on it. (_:_ and 14:50)
Here is a well-written blog post with pictures telling how to subscribe to blogs via feedly.
Have you used Feedly? Which features do you like?
Do you have a question that was not answered in the video? If you still have a question about something covered in the video, leave it in the comments below, and I’ll do my best to answer it.
Random shots from around the city that I’ve taken this summer:
The Farmer’s Market in East Atlanta:
The Charging Spot in Atlantic Station:
More from Atlantic Station–one of my favorite parts of the city:
The city is just beautiful on rainy nights!
Do you ever take a picture and you can’t delete it even though technically it’s a dud? This is one for me. It’s blurry, crooked, and the composition is a little off, but to me it shows one slice of the world on warm, peaceful, summer evening.
Kickball tournament at Piedmont Park–Atlanta’s version of NYC’s Central Park:
One of the many construction sites around town. We’ve enjoyed watching a high rise being built from the ground up. We count the levels as we drive by almost weekly–they are up to the 22nd floor now.