FOR TODAY...October 19th
Outside my window... Sunny, chilly, promising a beautiful day!
I am thinking... My mind is so full right now I'm having a hard time settling down to concentrate on anything in particular! Hopefully this afternoon I'm going to have some time to sit down and get those thoughts organized a bit. :)
I am thankful for... everyday reminders of God's love and faithfulness. (And especially thankful this week for a car that runs!)
I am wearing... Fleece Razorback pullover and gray sweats, and warm fuzzy slippers. It's chilly in this house this morning! :)
I am remembering... 5 years ago...thinking about lessons I learned then that I need to remember now, thinking about all God has taught me since, thinking about the drastic differences between God's plans and my plans (and the fact that His plans are *always* good, no matter what they may look like at the time!), and thinking about the fact that out of the hardest times, God can bring very great blessings.
I am going... to be home most of the week...yay!!
I am reading... Scared, by Tom Davis.
Also reading Raising Children to Adore God, by Patrick Kavanaugh, and Praying God's Word, by Beth Moore.
I am hoping... for a week full of sunshine!!
On my mind... plans for this week and for the coming months as we head into the holiday season and the end of the year.
From the learning rooms... Just praying for a plain ole' normal week of school this week! (Whatever that may be...:))
Noticing that... Apparently I'm not noticing much, because I've been trying to come up with a response to this all morning and can't seem to come up with one. :) Maybe I'm noticing that I need to be more observant??? :-D
From the kitchen... Jodie has me craving pumpkin baked goods. :) Right now I'm trying to decide between pumpkin bread, my MIL's pumpkin bars, or these yummy-looking pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Around the house... Still need to move the books I was going to move last week and finish the seasonal clothes swap. Other things ended up being higher priority last week. :) Also need to paint the old sewing machine cabinet that is on the front porch, and fill ten bags with stuff to give away or donate.
One of my favorite things~ Seeing my children excited about working together on a project. :)
Pondering These Words...
"If we have never had the experience of taking our commonplace religious shoes
off our commonplace religious feet,
and getting rid of all the undue familiarity with which we approach God,
it is questionable whether we have ever stood in His presence.
The people who are flippant and familiar are those who have never yet been introduced to Jesus Christ. After the amazing delight and liberty of realizing what Jesus Christ does,
comes the impenetrable darkness of realizing who He is."
~ Oswald Chambers
This reminded me of Bro. Kent's sermon yesterday morning...about how casually we often approach God, and how wrong it is to approach the "thrice-Holy" God in a casual manner. When we truly begin to realize His Holiness, it will impact the way we approach Him, and the way we approach worship.
From my picture journal...
Emlyn made a teeny-tiny basket full of teeny-tiny fruits and veggies for the art fair last week. Hopefully I'll get the rest of the art fair pics up soon!
Thanks to Peggy for hosting the Daybook each week!