Thursday, August 6, 2009
the summer that's not really summer.
Seriously. when we came to Canada 5 years ago I made a decision not to complain about the weather. Because really, you can. But this summer, it's like the South African winters! Don't be fooled by these pictures of the girls eating freezies on our front lawn. It's cold and was about to rain. But alas, looking at them it's summer in my heart and while I was scrapbooking this page I remembered why I scrapbook: for them. and because of them. Love my girls.
This is another digi page. All I can add is to say that I miss my new Mac which is @ the Mac doctor. They phoned me today saying that a new hard drive was ordered and hopefully I will get it back as good as new (ha-ha) and soon too... i need some speed people. really. [ you can click on the image to make it bigger]
The good news I want to share with you is a bit out of the mirror translation from Francois du Toit. He is a fellow south african who is translating the new testament in such a fresh way. Like he says himself... it's a wonderful translation to co read with your favorite translation to make the word rich and bountiful. I have been contemplating the following 4 verses from James: 1:23 The difference between a mere spectator and a performer is that both of them hear the same voice and perceive in its message the face of their own genesis reflected as in a mirror; 1:24 they realize that they are looking at themselves, but for the one it seems just too good to be true, he departs (back to his old way of seeing himself) never giving another thought to the man he saw there in the mirror.
1:25 The other one is mesmerized by what he sees, he is captivated by the effect of a law that frees man from the obligation to the old written code that restricted him to his own efforts and willpower. No distraction or contradiction can dim the impact of what he sees in that mirror concerning the law of perfect liberty (the law of faith) that now frees him to get on with the act of living the life (of his original design.) He finds a new spontaneous lifestyle; the poetry of practical living. (Understanding the mirror identity of man perfects the law of liberty; look deep enough into the law of liberty that you may see there in its perfection a portrait that so resembles the original that He becomes distinctly visible in the face of every man you behold)
1:26 Meaningless conversation is often disguised in religious eloquence. Just because it sounds sincere, doesn't make it true. If your tongue is not bridled by what your heart knows to be true about you, you cheat yourself. Oh I just LOVE this word. I am contemplating it again and again!
I am working on such exciting things! I wish I can just blurt it all out but I can't! Stay tuned and soon i will share all my secrets!
Love and a kiss
written by Wilna Furstenberg