Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, September 4, 2012...
Outside my window...the clouds are puffy white, and there's a breeze, but it's still pretty warm. It'll be that way for a while yet.
I am thinking...of all the fall decorating ideas I have.
I am thankful for...the excellent sermon on Sunday about creation vs. evolution. The founder of the Creation Studies Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Tom DeRosa, taught about some of the falsehoods taught in schools as fact and how creation itself points to an Almighty Creator. It was very informative.
I am going...to take a shower after dinner, then do my nails. My manicure got ruined yesterday after washing 3 cars.
I am wearing...a teal top, multi-colored skirt, and black flip-flops. It's 88 degrees out but with 62% humidity and 73% dewpoint it feels like 96 degrees. Still, the humidity and heat index are slightly lower than they've been for the past couple of months. I think we're gonna be seeing a little relief soon.
I am noticing...darker mornings. I'm typically up at 6:20am, and at 6:45 it's still dark out. The sun is not coming up till after 7am.
In the kitchen...there's stuffed shells, garlic bread and avocado. I know, the avocado seems out of place, but it's ripe and I'm not about to let it go to waste.
I am creating...a fall look in our home. Seeing fall decor makes me hopeful that the weather will start to cool down.
I am wondering...if it's gonna rain. My daughter says it poured at the church office which is only about 5 miles from our house.
I am reading...a new Nook book I downloaded, Knowing the Truth About Jesus the Messiah by John Ankerberg. It looks at the prophetic scriptures in the Old Testament and shows how they apply to Jesus. If you have a Nook, it's free and worth reading.
I am hoping...my son never outgrows his love of giving his mommy hugs. I'm always a happy recipient.
I am looking forward to...getting my garage cleared out. I'm trying to sell our old living room furniture, and I'd like to get more stuff out of there.
I am hearing...my son watching cartoons. It's his way of relaxing when he gets home from school.
Around the house...I pulled out the fall decorations I have and put them out. I love the oranges, reds and greens. The warm colors of fall are my favorites. I cleaned the guest bathroom today, and I'll do the master bath tomorrow.
A favorite quote of the day..."Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us." - Abraham Lincoln. Sobering thought.
One of my favorite things...decorating the house for autumn.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Awana tomorrow, then after that no set plans. We'll see where the Lord leads.
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