Wednesday, June 15, 2011

When the Mighty Fall...

Tomato picking I find very relaxing...
taking my time and mulling thoughts over.

We have a small field of tomatoes planted from a tray of seedlings just a few weeks ago.

Yellow cherry tomatoes...which have turned out quite sweet.

Plum tomatoes that are still growing...beefsteak tomatoes still in their babyhood.
But, there were enough cherry tomatoes to pick for salads and just popping into our mouths.
We eat up the ripe ones and I pick some green ones to sautee with greens.
The oranges were picked up from under our citrus trees.
We can always tell the sour from the sweet oranges...
the ants let us know by trailing over the sweet ones.
Apparently, they don't care for sour oranges...
but, I like to use them to make fresh orange juice with honey or cane juice to sweeten.

I listened this morning to R.C. Sproul's lecture on
"When the Mighty Fall"
A good lecture which one can find on the Ligonier Ministries radio...
Just click the link above.
There is food for thought in today's broadcast.
I recommend it.

When those who sit in high positions and leaderships fall...
rather than rejoice...
we ought to mourn.
"Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth,
and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
Lest the Lord see, and it displease Him,
and He turn away His wrath from him."  - Proverbs 24:17,18

Instead of fretting over the evil men do...
we ought to pray for them.
"Fret not thyself because of evil men,
neither be thou envious at the wicked;
For there shall be no reward to the evil man;
the candle of the wicked shall be put out." - Proverbs 24:19,20

Please do have a good day, or night.


  1. I so fall short on this..I grieve so and picture myself, wringing my hands over the evil polictical leaders and the way they use us as slaves and abuse the money that they take from us. It is very difficult for me to pray good prayers for them and I know I should...The best that I find myself praying is "Please Lord, help us get rid of them." You always have wisdom in your posts and you are right in what you say and the scriptures you quote and I am wrong and need to change my attitude but at the moment I am struggling about praying for 'our' enemies.

    Your tomatoes look so good, I can hardly wait to bite into one of will be a while. xo

  2. A wonderful and peaceful life you have...and with great looking tomatoes.

  3. Another wonderful post! We too enjoy R.C. Sproul and his ministry. We have done many of his bible studies in our newly formed church. Your pictures are beautiful, so soothing.

  4. I really like your pictures and posts.

  5. Thanks for the R.C. Sproul link and happy tomato picking :-)

  6. Praying for evil leaders can be difficult, especially when the things they do affect you, your country, and those around you. I need to ask for God's guidance on this - I need Him to soften my heart on this matter . . .

    I like R.C. Sproul. I'll try to listen to the link at a later time.

    Your tomatoes seem to be coming along just lovely. I had to laugh when you mentioned that the ants didn't care too much for your sour oranges, ha, ha. :)

    Beautiful pictures as always.


    -L. Rose

  7. I'm dying to move to the country, but we're in a severe drought here. So many fires and nothing for the cattle to graze on.

    Please pray for rain. Severe fires in Texas, Arizona, Colorado and more states but can't remember right now.

    I come here to get my green.

    God bless you,