A Walk Through Galatians ~ Day 23

galatians31_photoDo you ever find yourself singing through Scripture?  You know, the tune automatically begins in your head because a very talented Christian music artist has set the passage to music.  That’s what happened when I began reading today’s passage in Galatians.  We’re looking at 5:1-6 today:

1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.  2 Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.  3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law.  4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.  5For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.  6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. 

The song I had in my head was “I Am Set Free” by All Sons & Daughters.  They are one of my favorite groups.  I just love all their songs.  But I digress… Here are the lyrics.

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After reading them you may wonder why, other than the first line, does she think of this song?  Grant it not the whole song reflects the Scripture passage, however, for me, it does.  The song speaks of the chains of sin and shame being broken.  Verse 1 talks of the yolk of slavery.  Verse 4 talks of falling from grace.  The song speaks of being covered with grace.  The song says, “And yes Lord, we are grateful for Your grace and for Your love.”  Verse 6 reminds us that it is Christ’s love that counts for everything.

Paul keeps reminding the Galatians that it is faith that gives salvation.  Not the law.  He reminds them that under the law, there is obligation but through faith, there is freedom.  And in the freedom, righteousness comes through hope.

I may be way off base, but as I read the passage, this is what the Lord laid on my heart.  Here is a video of All Sons and Daughters singing “I Am Set Free”.  I pray that it will speak to your heart.

Until tomorrow…Joy to You!

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InstaFriday ~ 6/7/13

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It’s been awhile since I joined in on InstaFriday over at Life Rearranged so I thought I’d share some recent Instagram photos.

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Back in May we attended the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville, TN.  I entered to win a drawing with Rachael Carmen and I won!!  This is my prize package.  

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At the end of June, Leah and I went to Mother/Daughter camp for a few days at Camp LaVida here in SC.

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Early July came with the chance to see good friends from TX.  Here’s my favorite photo from that day of our kids.

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I love to cook, especially when I can grill in the summer.  Here are cheddar potatoes and corn — both cooked on the grill!  Yummy!

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Speaking of yummy, we found out last week that our little town is getting a Papa John’s.  We’re very excited!!

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The kids went to grandparents for a whole week and what did I do?

Planned for the school year.  To some it may seem boring or just not what you’d want to do with a whole week to yourself but as a homeschooling mama, I LOVED it.  I got so much accomplished and when they returned, I was mostly ready for the new school year.

The only thing I did not do was organize their school shelves.  I left that to them.

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And so they set them up the way they want them to be.

Once planned and organized, we had our first day this week.

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I just love them!!!

Then he started Rosetta Stone Spanish.

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He put on the headset and said, “I feel like a fighter pilot — just without the helmet……And the plane!!!

I laughed out loud.  And just had to take a photo and post it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

Thanks for joining me. 

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Joy to You!

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InstaFriday ~ 6/7/13


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I just stumbled upon InstaFriday over at Life Rearranged, so I thought it might be fun to join in.  

Especially since I posted several photos today through Instagram.

Today was the last day of our annual vacation to the beach with my husband’s family. 

We planned on spending the last day in the sun.

Tropical Storm Andrea had other plans for us.

When I woke up this morning there were waves, like I have personally never seen before.

It was amazing.  

This photo doesn’t really show the magnitude of the waves but it’s the one I posted.

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Since it was raining and very windy, we decided to go shopping.

Here are Wyatt and our niece being silly.

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I received a text today from a friend that included a photo of me and the kids that she took last week.

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I think it’s a pretty good shot of us.

And last, I just have to share my birthday gift from my sweet husband.

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I’ve been wanting a necklace like this for awhile now.  

I guess he decided that my ??th birthday was a good occasion for it.

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Joy to You!

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