Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For today, July 24, 2012...
Outside my window...wait, I can't see outside my window. The heat is so intense outside, the windows are filled with condensation. It must be a real scorcher after last night's rains.
I am thinking...how do I forgive people that hurt me and show no remorse whatsoever?
I am thankful for...the Holy Spirit, who intercedes with groans too deep for words when we ourselves don't have the words to pray (Romans 8:26-27).
I am wearing...my pajamas. I'll put on "real" clothes shortly ;).
I am going...to see about doing some laundry today. I don't know that I want to go outside in this heat.
In the kitchen...I'll be trying out a new recipe for southern fried chicken. If it's good I'll post it.
I am creating...a couple of scrapbook pages with pictures of my cousin's children. They're school pictures which are small so I "enlarge" them with scrapbooking.
I am wondering...how my daughter's interview will go today. She has a job interview at a local Christian orphanage. We've seen how God has closed many doors, and believe that He is the One that has opened this one. We'll have to wait and see. Prayers appreciated.
I am reading...less than usual lately. For some reason I just can't get into a book right now.
I am hoping...my daughter gets this job, and my son can find full-time work.
I am looking forward to...a trip to Lion Country Safari this week, the Lord and weather permitting.
I am learning...that forgiveness is not about healing others, but healing myself.
Around the house...I need to vacuum the floors. Again. And probably a load or 2 of laundry.
A favorite quote for today..."I prayed fifteen years for the conversion of my oldest brother. When he seemed to be getting further and further away from any hope of conversion, I prayed on." - Reuben Archer Torrey.
One of my favorite things...mango trees brimming with fruit.
A few plans for the rest of the week...youth group tomorrow night, a trip to Lion Country Safari on Thursday, and that's about it. Unless the Lord sees fit to change or add on to our plans, of course.
I'm first and foremost a Bible believing Christian. I'm a mother of 3, learning to deal with the changes God is doing in my life, learning to lean on Him and trust Him even when I don't understand, and learning to accept the changes He sees fit to accomplish His purpose in my life.
"I can't imagine anything more terrible than getting to the end of my life only to discover that God had so much more in mind for me - more freedom, more joy, more peace, more true effectiveness. And I had missed it all, simply because I refused to change." - Joanna Weaver, Having a Mary Spirit.
"In every change He faithful will remain." - Katharina von Schlegel
"Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory." - Warren Wiersbe
Bible Verse of the Day
In the Kitchen This Week
Monday - black bean and beef chili, white rice, cornbread
Tuesday - crock pot jambalaya, white rice
Wednesday - Christmas Eve: turkey with all the fixin's
Thursday - Christmas Day: leftovers
Friday - tilapia, plantains, rice with veggies, salad