Friday, August 16, 2019

Jesus Asked It #12. I Like...Instagram! $7.50 Blocks!

Jesus Asked It #12
Jesus Asked Series: 1,  2, 3, 4, 5678910, 11

When I pulled up this verse, I almost went back to Jesus Asked It #11 to make a correction!

Look how similar the verses are!  I hadn't noticed this before!
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Matthew 7:3 NIV

How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
Matthew 7:4 NIV
I went to my trusty Layman's Bible Commentary for clarification.  I understood that as Christians we are not to judge others as a force of habit, but to use discernment in a loving manner and to make fellowship decisions for ourselves (a whole other topic in itself).  I also understood that if we are taking our own "imperfections seriously, we have little time for judging others" (pg. 44).  

How often do we ignore our own shortcomings - even if they are as large as a plank of wood and there all the while?  

I am learning that there is a fine balance between judging others and becoming a doormat.  This is where discernment and setting boundaries comes in.  

I am learning to pray for wisdom in judgment and reactions to the actions of others which directly affect myself and my loved ones.  I am also learning that boundaries are needed and healthy.   

I am learning.

I Like Instagram!
In light of the mass shooting in El Paso, I have been largely offline except for Instagram.  Here are a few of my likes:

 Our us in spite of and are always there for us....
 I had to look at this one carefully....
then I laughed out loud!
 Inspiration for my future yarn stash...
I have to get through my current one first!
 So true....
 So true.....
In a doctor's office

This is what my bed looks like after I make a grandchild in it and he slips out!

$7.50 Blocks
Two more blocks finished!

Just a few more and I should have two finished flimsies!
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Your comments are so appreciated!  I read each one and will respond by email to you!  :)


  1. I love the poster of self worth,great post. Yes let's all (ALL) approach each situation with kindness instead of anger and hatred... how wonderful that would be. LeeAnna

  2. Thank you so much for all you share on your blog and on instagram. I often visit both places and like to see your posts. I don't always get commented, because it takes a little more time to write English. The pictures of the father with the daughter and with the son were fun, and I think that is true. Great crochet and blocks! Love all the colors! Hugs!