Yielding

“Do you not know that if you yield yourselves to any one as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?” -Romans 6:16 RSV

I’m reading The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge right now and this passage from Romans jumped out at me in her discussion. We become a slave to whatever we yield ourselves to…this can be bad or it can be good.

I’m going to be looking for where I have yielded myself…for sure.

Four Years Old!

This guy. Four years of changing us from the inside out and outside in. Loving, tender, brave, silly, fun, curious, passionate, smart, and on and on. I’m so thankful God chose us to be your parents. You are wonderfully made and your Mom and I can’t wait to live the adventure of another year with you. We love you Harper Ellis and Happy Birthday!! 🎁🎉🎂🎈

New We are the Wards Vlog!

I really want to try and get the vlog going weekly again. I ❤️ sharing but also ❤️ having them to watch back on. Especially Harper’s growth. So, here’s to trying! (If you’re wondering it’s just the time factor…the editing…and the need for sleep…how did I do it for 1 1/2 years five times a week?????)

Gift of Time

This is Harper’s second week of preschool. He’s there from 8-2:30 M-F so on my day off, Monday, I have some time to just sit and do whatever I want…forgot about that kind of time! Olivia had a sub class early so I’ve been sitting on the front porch listening to the cicadas sing and reading a bit.

This Atlantic article so far:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/09/this-land-was-our-land/594742/?utm_source=feed

This is devastating reading about yet another way in which our African American brothers and sisters have been cheated and swindled and stolen from. Lord have mercy.

Im reading two books right now (which I don’t love doing – but my holds keep coming up at the library so I have to make it work!)

The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge

And

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Both very good so far.

Signing off to read!!