Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I Got to Mow the Lawn!!!!!

Okay, maybe that doesn't sound very exciting to you. Or maybe it even sounds like a chore to you. Well, I enjoy mowing the lawn for a few reasons:

1. We have a riding lawn mower, so it is easy.
2. The hour that it takes to mow is almost guaranteed to be quiet (other than the sound of the mower, that is) and leave me alone with my thoughts and prayers.
3. It gives me a break from parenting and from hearing "mommy, mommy, mommy" (like I am hearing as I type this).
4. I get to listen to my iPod. And I can listen uninterrupted, so my favorite thing to listen to during this quiet time is a good sermon.

That leads me to the point of this post. When Dan said that I could mow last night so that he would be able to work in the garden, I ran next door and borrowed my neighbor's iPod, because she had recommended a sermon by John Piper just the other day.

The sermon is entitled, "A Broken and Contrite Heart God will not Despise" and I will not diminish it's great truths by trying to synopsize it here. Instead, just go and download it yourself and be blessed.

Really. I mean it. There is nothing else here to read. Go and do it now. You will not be disappointed.


sara's art house said...

I can identify with having some peace and quiet! I long for the uninterrupted times when I get to clean (there times are few and far between)

Crazy Mom said...

I volunteered to mow my parents' lawn a few weeks ago for the same reason - peace & quiet. I actually find a riding mower to be quite relaxing! :)

sara's art house said...

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Karen said...

Boo! Hi Donette! How are you?

I LOVE to mow the lawn as well. I have to push it, so it's not as peaceful or relaxing...but I do enjoy it. I'll have to check out that Piper message. I am reading a book you may be interested in. I had emailed Tim Challies about it and he said it's one of his next books to read.

So far it's been excellent. It's called....
Jesus, Made in America by Stephen Nichols. Thought I'd share!

Blessings! Karen