Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, September 11, 2012...
Outside my window...it's sunny now, but I see some grey clouds peeking in the distance. We're expecting rain again this afternoon.
I am thinking...of 9/11, and what it means to our country. Just writing the date on my post brings a heaviness to my heart as I remember that fateful day.
I am thankful for...my life, my health, my family, my home. So much to be thankful for.
I am going...to finish making lunch/dinner before I pick up my son from school.
I am wearing...a BarlowGirl t-shirt, jean capris and flip-flops. It's 89 degrees out but with the high heat index it feels like 96 degrees. The humidity is only 59% right now but that'll change soon enough.
I am noticing...the wind picking up. I'm sure the rain won't be long in coming.
In the kitchen...I've got a meatloaf in the oven, potatoes on the stove waiting to be mashed, and I'll be getting some green beans warmed up soon.
I am creating...a Christmas stash. The first present has been purchased and is already wrapped.
I am reading...Knowing the Truth About Jesus the Messiah. I haven't got much left to read so I'll be looking for something new soon. The book I mentioned is an ebook that is free on Barnes and Noble. I recommend it.
I am hoping...the rain lets up while I'm picking my son up from school. He didn't want to take his umbrella with him.
I am looking forward to...that meatloaf. It smells delicious!
I am hearing...my daughter on the phone. She's calling folks who've signed up to volunteer at church.
Around the house...I vacuumed up lots of dog hair this morning, and dusted, so the house is looking good.
A favorite quote of the day... "We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding." - Billy Graham.
One of my favorite things...watching our dog Molly take a nap. She looks so comfy!
A few plans for the rest of the week...tomorrow is my son's school open house. We get to meet the teachers and find out what the curriculum will consist of this year. It's my turn to bring breakfast to our Sunday school class this week, so I'm thinking whether to buy or bake.
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