The Solid Rock

Good day readers, welcome to another busy week of musings!


It is not slow for us during this “shutdown” because we have LOTS of things to do in our house, outside our house; in the yard, garden, garage, shed…This season we’re in did not stop me working to spring clean motel rooms for the neighbor, has not stopped my once a week cleaning for my friend Joe, who vacates the house while I clean; I wear mask and gloves while I’m there of course.

Monday John started installing a ceiling fan in our bedroom and encountered a block in the wall on his way to get the wire to the ceiling. I’d been thinking maybe we could put the new door on the room at the same time and this situation necessitating a wall panel being removed was the perfect opportunity for John to widen the doorway and get the door out of the garage installed along with the fan. On top of that, we’ve been working topsoil from the local quarry into our yard and garden beds so there’s a load just behind our “parking area” in the driveway that’s slowly depleting.

white petaled flowers
Photo by Flora Westbrook on

Tuesday we went to our local green house and got tomato, pepper, and marigold plants as well as a bag of yellow onions and a bag of shallots to plant. We already had bean, pea, kale, radish, cucumber, spinach, spaghetti squash, yellow squash, yellow zucchini, delecata (sweet potato) – yes, that’s 4 types of  squashes – seeds. I’ve been busy after work at the motel mixing the topsoil, the soil we put it over, compost from our yard, and filling a bucket of rocks culled from the mix in each bed. We’ve got several low spots in the yard that need fill, so nothing goes to waste in our yard!

sakura tree

Photo by Oleg Magni on

We went for a drive searching for a pear tree Wednesday evening, finding lots of plum, cherry, and yellow delicious apple trees but no pear. On our way back from the city, I got the call from my Life Group for our messenger group chat. Needless to say, John and I haven’t been reading together in the evenings since he’s been turkey hunting in the morning and is very tired by evening. To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose on earth as Ecclesiastes says!

There are a lot of needs and prayer requests around us, which brought this song to mind:

The Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name

When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
my anchor holds within the veil

person standing on top of rock
Photo by Suliman Sallehi on

On Christ the solid rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

His oath, His covenant, His blood
support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay

On Christ the solid rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne

On Christ the solid rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand
On Christ the solid rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

No matter how sweet things seem in this life, how rocky, our hope is in Jesus Christ alone. Are you ready for the trumpet to sound and we who are still on earth will be taken up to Heaven? Here’s a photo of my grandson that his big sister sent. We got him a ball for his Birthday in February. It broke and he’s enjoying it as much as a hat as he did when it was a ball! I think this is part of what Jesus meant when He said we need to come to God as a child; he’s so happy with a broken ball! Shalom dear readers, until next week.



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