Simple Woman's Daybook...Back to Work!

Note: I started this post early this morning, and didn't finish it before it was time to leave for the organ concert and errands. So...here I am again. Entries from later today are in dark purple. :)

September 21, 2009

Outside my window...
Birds chirping, sun coming up (No Rain!! Yay!), cooler mornings promising that Fall is almost here, not only on the calendar, but in

I am thinking...
about today's organ concert, and planning a separate post on "The Accidental Organist." Loved her story!

I am thankful for...
Our vacation last week. It was so good to have Billy home all week and just have time together as a family. I am *so* thankful that God gave us that week with no major
interruptions or life crises. (Those have been rare here the past few years!) Even though we didn't get caught up on sleep as much as we'd planned, God's hand was obviously in all the
details, and He has brought me to where I need to be heading into this next season.

God's grace to meet *all* of our needs. I went into church last night with two very specific burdens, and by the end of the evening, God had reminded me, very pointedly
and very specifically, that although both issues are huge and not going to be "fixed" quickly, He has both situations completely under control, and He is going to provide our *every* need in both areas...just as He always has.

I am wearing...
Denim capris and a green striped shirt, but planning to change as soon as I finish this post. :)

I am remembering...
my dad. So much from this morning's organ concert reminded me of him! Years of classical music memories,
plus his silly version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", which I hadn't thought of in years. :)

I am creating...
plans for the rest of the semester. :)

I am going...
"out"...before noon on a Monday!! Those who know me well, don't pass out. ;-) Explanation below. :)

I am reading...
Catherine Palmer's
Thread of Deceit, which I hope to finish today, plus a whole stack of non-fiction reading!

I am hoping...
the rain holds off long enough to get my bookcase painted!

On my mind...Yesterday's sermons. So thankful for Bro. Kent and Bro. Jeff, and the ways God has used them to speak to me in the last few weeks. (And for Lyndel's music selections, which have ministered so much as well!)

From the learning rooms...
Looking foward to digging back into school this week, and hitting it hard from now until Thanksgiving! Adding a bit of study of the organ/organ music, after this morning's concert. And looking forward to incorporating more of Bro. Jeff's series on Acts 1:8 into our missions' study.

Noticing that...
my children are also getting much out of Bro. Kent's messages in the mornings, and the missions study on Sunday nights.

Pondering these words...
from Psalm 32, verses 7-8. I almost missed church last night, after working hard to get there. I was even more thankful for the service after almost missing it! As the soloist sang
"You Are My Hiding Place", I was almost in tears thinking about how much I needed to hear those words at that very moment. I pulled out my Bible and immediately looked up the verse, Psalm 32:7, after finding it in my concordance.

"You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah."

And then I was really fighting tears as I saw the next verse! The extended family situation we've been dealing with for the past few years is one in which we feel such a strong
need for Godly counsel, and yet Godly counsel experienced in this area has been very limited so far. We keep praying for God to lead us to someone
who can provide it, and it hasn't happened yet. At every point at which we have "hit bottom" with that particular worry, God has reminded us that He is our "Wonderful Counselor", and while He may lead us to
an earthly counselor at some point, HE is our true Counselor. We are not lacking anything. He reminded me of that again last night in this

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;I will counsel you with My eye upon you."

I especially love the wording of the Amplified...

"You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you."

From the kitchen...

I have an odd assortment of food in the cupboards and freezer that I need to use this week...it promises to be a creative week in the kitchen. :)

Around the house...
Hoping to paint a bookcase today while it is not
raining...then to snuggle it into a spot we're planning just for it in the dining room/school room. Always thankful for bookcases, especially a hand-
me-down from a friend who doesn't need it anymore. :)

One of my favorite things~Good organ music. :)

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Organ concert this morning...
I have an almost unbreakable "Don't leave the house on Monday morning" policy, but I
decided this would be worth breaking it. :)
Wedding shower for a friend tomorrow night! :)
Mercy Week Family Night Friday night...the kids have looked forward to this ever since last year's event!
GA sleepover for the big girls this weekend.
And, of course, school, house, cooking, choirs Wednesday, and co-op Thursday. Busy week...no "easing back into things after vacation" here! :)

From my picture journal...
The children with Dr. Joyce Jones.

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1 comment:

Bonita said...

Glad you enjoyed the organ concert. That's a cute picture.

That verse from Psalm 32:8 is one of my favorites and one I remember often when I'm perplexed about something.