Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today
October 6, 2008
Outside my Window...
Wet streets from the early morning rain, birds twittering, an occasional car driving by.
I am thinking...
Wondering why, as I've been researching the subject of "teaching Holiness and Reverence to children", so *much* of what I am finding is from false religions. It is disturbing and sad that there seems to be so much more emphasis on teaching holiness and reverence to children by those who are worshipping false gods than by those of us who worship the One True God. Have we become so busy trying to "entertain" our children at home and at church that we have lost sight of teaching them these crucial concepts?
(By the way, if anyone has come across good resources on teaching the concepts of "holiness" and "reverence" to children...please respond in the comments! I plan to post a list of links on this topic soon. )
From the learning rooms...
Back to "real school" this week after our vacation while Dad was off last week!
(We didn't "do lessons" last week, but much learning went on anyway. :))
I am thankful for...
Billy's vacation last week...time to spend working and relaxing together as a family,
the *chunk* of work he was able to get done on the house,
opportunities for unhurried (and free :)) fun as a family,
getting caught up on some much-needed rest.
From the kitchen...
Roast with potatoes and carrots, already cooked and ready to be warmed for supper...yay!
(We were supposed to have this for lunch yesterday, but the two children who love roast the most weren't here for lunch, so we saved it. :))
Thanks to a *certain friend who shall remain nameless* bringing it to my attention yesterday, I simply *must* make this Chocolate Cobbler asap!! ;-)
Billy has also requested the Symphony Bar Brownies (that this same friend made recently) when his parents come for dessert tomorrow night.
I'm so glad for friends who share yummy chocolate dessert recipes with me!! :-D
I am wearing...
Ack...Don't tell anybody, but I'm still in my PJ's. :)
(We're still easing back into our morning routine after a week of having Billy off!)
I am reading...
As Unto the Lord... A Tool for Wives Who Want to Glorify God, by Pam Forster (Doorposts)
Treasures of Heaven in the Stuff of Earth, by Babbie Mason
The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges
and various others I've been working on for a while...:)
(If that list looks familiar, it is because it is the same list I was working on in my last Daybook post. I didn't get as much reading done while Billy was on vacation as I had planned to!)
I am hoping...
for a really good week back at work this week for Billy,
for a productive week of school for us,
for a phone call to come this week for which we've waited a while,
for a good visit with Billy's parents while they are in town.
I am creating...
a unit study for our Bible time on "Holiness and Reverence",
and gifts for my sisters-in-law (they are twins :)) and my niece for their birthdays.
I am hearing...
My children beginning to stir,
birds singing outside,
an occasional *drip, drip* of rain.
Around the house...
Mostly getting back into the "chores, dishes, laundry" routine after vacation (we did all of those things last week, just not on our usual schedule ;-))
some re-vamping plans I hope to post about soon.
One of my favorite things...
Family outings that are fun, free, unhurried, and educational.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...
Spending time with Billy's parents as they are in town on vacation this week,
participating in the "Owl Prowl" Friday night at the JHARV Nature Center,
a field trip Friday? (I think...I need to check my dates!),
and our normal *home, school, church, and co-op* routine. :)
A picture thought I am sharing...

Hopefully I'll get the rest of the pictures posted soon from our day at the JHARV Nature Center last week, but until I do, here are a few of my favorites of the flowers we saw...

(Facebook friends...the rest of the pictures from the day are posted on FB already if you want to peek there. :))

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Life at the Lake said...

So how was the chocolate cobbler? It looks so good and I almost made it last week but she says in the post that she likes it with ice cream and I didn't have any so I decided not to make it. Maybe this week.

Kim said...

The cobbler is good, tried it a couple weeks ago. I love that website, I'm trying something new from there as I type!

A happy heart at home said...

I enjoyed your daybook. It sounds like your husband's vacation week was a good one. I hope you have a nice weekend.