Learning to deal with life's neverending twists and turns.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Simple Woman's Daybook
For Today, November 6, 2012...
Outside my window...it's overcast and humid. A cold front is coming through tonight, which means humidity will be up a bit and we might get some rain before the evening.
I am thinking...of the election, and who will win. I know one thing for sure: no matter what the outcome, God is in control.
I am thankful for...the honor and privilege of voting for the candidate that best reflects my own values.
I am going...to vote today! Just waiting for mid-morning when, hopefully, there will be a shorter line.
I am wearing...a mint green top, green skirt, and flip-flops. It's 74 degrees out, comfortable even though it's a bit humid.
I am noticing...the night light that's still on. I need to turn that off.
In the kitchen...easy chicken and stuffing in the crock pot.
I am creating...a stash of Christmas presents in my closet. No peeking!
I am reading...still on Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst. I'm reading it as a study so I'm taking my time.
I am hoping...I can find some jeans for my son who is growing faster than I can keep up.
I am looking forward to...the end of the elections, which means no more political ads! They make me sick!
I am hearing...my son playing a video game and my daughter practicing on her guitar.
Around the house...everything is in pretty good order.
A favorite quote of the day...“In short, ours is a peculiar country with a unique history. What is best in America can be traced back to our Judeo-Christian heritage. What is problematic in our nation is our departure from that heritage.”- Dr. David Gibbs Jr. (from the book “One Nation Under God”).
One of my favorite things...crock pot cooking. Whoever invented the crock pot, Thank you!!
A few plans for the rest of the week...voting today, Awana tomorrow, and that's all that's planned right now.
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