FOR TODAY January 11, 2010...
Outside my window... a BEAUTIFUL sunrise! The pond is still iced over and above it the sky is layers of orange and blue and gray. It is a beautiful morning, the beginning of a great week...I hope!
I am thinking... about my middle son. He is so funny, he has kept us laughing all weekend. My favorite from yesterday; while discussing his papaw, "Momma, there is one thing I have learned about Papaw over the years (he is nine)...he doesn't ask!"
I am thankful for... a God who is bigger than our circumstances. I have been reading Isaiah 40...what beautiful verses to help wrap your mind around who God is. He can measure the waters of the earth in the palm of His hand. He has measured the Heavens with the breadth of His hand. The nations are like a drop in the bucket and the islands like fine dust. That is a great God. I really like the words of verses 13 and 14:
"Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed him as his counselor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?"
I love those words because so often, I try to "help God out" I try to fix things for Him or give him suggestions on how to handle situations. Guess what...he DOESN'T NEED ME! I find such rest in that. I really can just let Go and give it to God...He has it under control!
From the learning rooms... Just a normal day around here. Getting back on schedule after a slow week last week. On the top of the priority list: Science Fair Project MUST GET DONE!!!
From the kitchen... Pork Chops, brown rice and salad???
I am wearing... P.J.'s. Don't judge me! We still don't have heat upstairs and the children are sleeping on my exercise floor! Just because I am not mourning that fact doesn't mean I wouldn't do it if I could!
I am creating...a list of judges for our Science Fair. Anyone wanna sign up?
I am going...to hopefully stay home all day. The kids need to go to the library, but I am hoping to put that off until later in the week! I have lots to get done to make up for our computer being down for 3 days!
I am reading...Isaiah 40, and "Esther, Reflections From and Unexpected Life" by Jennifer Spivey. Also still trying to reread "Power of a Positive Mom"
I am hoping... to begin a new Bible Study soon...waiting for the books to come in.
I am hearing...Silence, even the computer is running super quiet since we cleaned all the dust out of it...huh, who knew you were supposed to do that!
Around the house...the kitchen needs straightening and the laundry needs done...but will have to wait because our water heater is once again frozen...No heat, no hot water--I might as well be Amish!
One of my favorite things...Weekends like the one we just had. Lots of family time, although much of it spent at basketball games, quiet evenings at home and good worship!
A few plans for the rest of the week:well, let's see. I still need to mail those Christmas packages (no that is not a typo), Finish assembling Science Fair judges, help FB with his science fair project, dance, cheerleading, ball practice, church, handbells, children's choir...just another week!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Our little comdeian, obviously quite proud of his cookie decorating...which consisted of putting a nose on a reindeer...he has a future, people! Remember that face!
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