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Ants, Slugs, and Spiders! Oh my! Part III, The Spider!

Ooh, the spider!  *goose bumps*

Science Fiction and Hollywood CANNOT top the the spider’s menacing creepy-crawliness.  Although, they’ve tried their hearts out in movies like Alien and Predator:

"Alien-vs-Predator", click on pic for source

They’re pretty creepy, alright, but how does this make you feel?

male jumping spider, click pic for source

or this?

Ogre spider, click pic for source

Oh, sure, there’s always a joker in the crowd:

Happy Face Spider, click pic for source

But, overall, spiders are VEWY SCARWY *tears, whimper, shiver* to most of us.

And, for many, an encounter like this:

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might lead to this real quick:

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BUT, do you know what’s REALLY scary?

Living without knowing God.

I can’t imagine how much MORE frightening scary times would be without Him.

This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches,  but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. ~~ Jeremiah 9:23-24

Stop, Drop, and Pray!

Let’s pray:

Oh, Father, how nice it is that You “delight in kindness, justice and righteousness in the earth”.

I am SO glad I know you.  Oh, may I boast in that to everyone in my corner of the world.  I love you, even if you did make spiders, and ants and slugs and such.

May I love you even more and more each day and understand you better and better.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Do YOU know Him? Click the “Stop, Drop, and Pray!” picture above to be introduced.  Go on!  It’s not scary at all. 🙂

Ants, Slugs, and Spiders! Oh my!

I’m going to have a lot of questions when I see Jesus face-to-face.  And one of the first is, “What’s with the ants, slugs, and spiders?!”

I have them all over and around my house these days.

Stomping and swatting has become the norm.

I  stomped on a few ants on the way to the fridge this morning, hopped over a few (million) slugs on the front step to get to the newspaper,

and, because we live in the woods,  I ALWAYS, always, always have to watch where I put my hands outside the house, ’cause I might feel this:

wolf spider with babies on her back

or this:

Black Widow Spider

I can understand God making chocolate, or mountains, or furry little kittens, but ants? slugs? and spiders?!

Well, today I start a three part series on the creepy-crawlies about my house.

My new motto is: If you can’t beat ’em, learn from ’em.

We’ll start with the ant.

Like I said, our kitchen’s been crawling with them.

So, I put out some poison on the counter.

Some sweet, sticky poison.

They swarmed it like a watering hole in desert!!!

They thought they’d found a little heaven on earth.


Reminded me of our toxic culture.  The movies, the TV shows, the music.  It’s so sweet.  So we suck it all down.

"There is a way that seems right...but in the end it leads to death." ~ Proverbs 14:12

And who gets the last laugh?

The Ant Prayer: “Jesus, You are truly sweet.  The Bread of Life, the Bible says.  Oh, may I taste and see that You are good. (Psalm 34:8)  Change my wants from cheap thrills to You. Fill my soul with food that will last. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

“Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.”  ~~ Proverbs 9:5

Do you know Jesus?  Click on the pic below to be introduced:

"I am the Bread of Life." ~~ Jesus (John 6:35)

Grrrr-ammar Lessons: Interjections!

Lady planter, bad hair day.The leaves are falling, which means my “Lady-planter” is beginning to have her annual bad-hair-day.

lady bugs!!

lady bugs on the screen

And it also means our home is being over-run again by wasps, spiders, wood roaches, lady bugs and even an occasional walking stick all  looking for a warm place to spend the winter.

So, fall is a time to hear a wide variety of interjections at our house.  Like these, when looking out the windows, “Beautiful!  Lovely!”  or these, when looking at the floor and walls inside, “Ick! Ugh! and you’ll see a lot of these: Stomp! Splat!”

Which reminds me of this Schoolhouse Rock video:

Can I interject some handy interjections for today’s busy Christian?  They are — STOP!, DROP! and PRAY!!!

They will keep you from exclaiming, DARN! RATS! or Oh, MAN!! when things get  tough.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”  Ephesians 6:18 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  ”  Philippians 4:6-7

Do you know The Teacher?  If not, click on the chalkboard for a quick introduction.  Hope you’ll soon be saying, “WOW!! 🙂