Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Singing Praises

A friend sent this picture to me. I love it! I love it so much I made it the wallpaper on my computer...imagine, having a bug as wallpaper. In case some of you can't recognize it, it's a praying mantis standing in the middle of the street with his hands (hands?!)raised in the air and what appears to be a huge smile on his face. My first thought was he was praising Papa. I remember Yeshua (Jesus) saying that even if the people stopping singing Hosanah as He rode into Jerusalem that even the stones would break forth in praise...but I don't remember anywhere in the Bible it saying the bugs would break forth in praise. Hmmm. Perhaps I just missed that one. I'll have to do some looking and see if I can find it.

We had another rainy day today...and cool too! So washday got postponed. Somehow it seemed a waste of time to do the laundry and hang it out on the line to dry in the rain. Ya know what I mean?! So Little Critter and I cleaned bathrooms and worked on gathering things for the yard sale at church. Yea? Anyway, it was a nice day. I got to lead the Cub Scout troop tonight, so we became archeologists for a bit, put together a tangram type puzzle of a dinosaur and then made a T-Rex lunch bag puppet. I get to lead the den for the next month since the regular Den Mother is busy with baseball. So next week we'll finish our puppets, take pictures and mount them and work on finding a dinosaur in the stars. (trying to help the boys earn their arrow points before they move up into Webolos at the end of the summer.) I think we'll have fun while still learning more about leadership, cooperation and our world around us. I was kinda proud we finished two arrow points tonight. Only 18 more to go before August. Of course at the end of our session, the boys put their hands in their puppets and tried to convince me there was a scout badge for eating each other's dinosaur. Good try, you little turkeys! No cigar. I think this will be fun. I'll let you know later in the summer.

Well, I mostly wanted to share my little praising bug with ya'll.. I just find it hysterically funny. So I'm going to join my little buggy friend and praise Papa for the wonderful rain, the cool weather, the fun with the boys tonight and for my wonderful family and friends. What a blessed life I have! May you each be as blessed. Shalom, Spitfire

PS I looked to see if the trees were praising Him today, but they looked kinda sad. Must have missed our music and dancing outside. hehehehe


Ahavah said...

A HUGE well done on uploading your first picture.... and we have paragraphs as well.... so much easier to read..... :0D And you've sorted out your stuffed up link to book.... grief are you always this busy when you are doing the 'tax' thing?! LOL!

Not knowing ANYTHING about bugs... a stupid question for you... erm which end is his 'face'?

Aubrey said...

Great picture! Lately, we have had many birds in our yard that come and sing with us. What a beautiful sound.

Spitfire said...

His face is pointing up. It's in between his 'hands'. It's kinda hard to see in this photo. The original was clearer, but I couldn't figure out how to clear this one up...Sorry about that. Still learning.

Hope that helps a little....Shalom, Spitfire

ABNPOPPA said...

You made a bug your wallpaper! And I thought my Coke can emblem was a little off the beam. I guess you aren't afraid of insects then. Love reading your blog. Keeps me in line so to speak.


Gayle said...

Love the picture, Spitfire! LOL!

I'm getting ready to go into town to help with the garage sale. There is an amazing amount of stuff there! I hope most of it will sell. The weather has been wonderful hon, but I need for it to dry out long enough to mow the lawns and the side-field. Would you please put your praying mantis to work on that one? LOL!

God bless. Say "HI" to Little Critter for me. :)