Monday, March 27, 2017

Bleak March in NW Wisconsin

  When is shearing day? Sign me up!

I'm assuming that these ewes are gong to be lambing sometime in April. I don't know when their shearing date is, and no sheep wants to be without its coat during a March snowstorm, but these sheep look pretty eager to get rid of their coats.  

Amish farm

On Sunday, on the way home from church, we drove on a few backroads (which is pretty much any road), so I could show you what bleak March looks like in Wisconsin. If I had a better photo-editing program, I might have been able to do something with these, but we've a string of gray days and colorless landscape, so this is what I've got.

 This is a familiar sight: a weight limit sign on the side roads.

Evergreens and red barns are the only bright
spots in the monochromatic landscape.

We live in a lovely area of wooded, rolling hills. It's beautiful. 
But you'll want to visit Wisconsin in May, not March. 
It's much prettier with sunshine and GREEN.

May 2015


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Message About the Cross

'For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.   

For it is written, 

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.  For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;  God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God.  He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption in order that, as it is written, 

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”'

                                                               I Corinthians 1:18-31

St. Felix Church,
Wabasha, Minnesota

Have a blessed Lord's Day.



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