*I had my numbering all off because I really wasn't keeping very good track. This is no longer the 34th day of photo-a-day, it's the 34th photo... kinda... but we're going to go on from here and in a few weeks no one will remember what the numbers really signify anyway*

This apple came from the tree in our backyard! I thought it was just crab apples the last few years but Chuck trimmed it yesterday and found this one so maybe with a little attention we could get more! It was quite tasty.

It and my reading today got me thinking about arrogance and pride and how, although it's easy for me to see Adam's foolishness in Eden (eating the only fruit he wasn't allowed too when there were so many delicious ones that he could) I don't always see my foolishness.

Rather than revel in the awesome gift that He's given me I covet control. 

Like Pharaoh, rather than heed Moses warning and letting the Israelites go (repenting) I stand defiant and require discipline. Which reminds me also of Ruby and Hebrews chapter 12. 

Romans 2:4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Hebrews 12: 3-11
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
"My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives."
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.