Hiding Place

Anyone who has had a toddler knows how funny/ridiculous playing “Hide and Seek” can be!  Ruby introduced me to it when she would hide in the same place over and over and over again, each time sure we wouldn’t find her and so surprised when we did.

Molly would hide wherever Ruby hid.  She’d get mad when Ruby would find her.  Go figure.

Mack and I have hidden many, many, many times in his closet and waited on Josh to find us.  The same closet.  The same very small closet.

I have a new favorite song.  The title is HIDING PLACE.  Sara Groves sings it.

Early when the day is new
Before the stirring
I will come and talk to You
And confess the ways I am broken
To recall the words You’ve spoken
And to try to comprehend
The love You have for me

You are my hiding place
You fill my broken heart with songs
Songs of deliverance
You sing of how the weak are strong

You never meant for me to walk alone
You are always for me
As the truest lover of my soul
You hear my desperate calling
You have kept my feet from falling
And have set me on this rock on which I’m standing now

You are my hiding place
You fill my broken heart with songs
Songs of deliverance
You sing of how the weak are strong

And I believe You
For You’ve saved me from my darkness and my shame
And I believe You
For I hear Your song of beauty over the pain

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Psalm46:1  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 57:1 “Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by.”

Psalm54:4 “Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.”

Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”

Psalm 63:7 “For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.”

Psalm 40:1-4 “I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.  He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord.  How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust, and has not turned  to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.”

Psalm 73:28  “But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord my refuge, that I may tell of Your works.”

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Where is your hiding place?  Your “go-to” place that is safe and secure and consistent?

God does not hide from me.  I want to learn more and more to hide IN HIM.

Colossians 3:3 “For you have died and your life is HIDDEN with Christ in God.


School Room!

My wonderful husband went and picked up a chalkboard that his brother found on craigslist.com.  I have been wanting a chalk board in the school room for a while.  I just hadn’t found one that I loved and that was affordable.  This one is perfect!  The kids are already enjoying it.

With Molly starting Kindergarten in the Fall and Ruby being in 1st grade, I am going to need as many helps as possible to make sure I am an organized, on-task teacher.  I am not sure how Mack fits in to that equation, but we shall surely see.

Maybe I can tie him down in his little chair during school time.  Hmmmmmm….