05 March 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook 3/5/15

Outside my window...a murder of crows seems to be considering my bird feeder.

Praising God...for abundant, unexpected, overwhelming passion.

In prayer for...our current blessed chapter of our family adventure.

I am thinking...about children who are hurting, who need safe homes and loving families.

I am thankful...to have grown-up in a safe, loving family in which I was rather spoiled and given a multitude of opportunities.

In the kitchen...smothered chicken, chili, roasted turkey breast this week.

I am wearing... gray, cozy yoga pants (again)and an old purple top.

I am creating...an art journal that may not be filled with skillful drawings, but it is overflowing with therapeutic scribbles!

I am going...to have a little time to myself this evening, probably at a local McDonalds with a cup of coffee while Eric is in a meeting, and the kids are at youth group/kids club.

I am wondering...how to create the ideal vision and linear purpose in our ministry.
I am reading...Continuing to read On the Banks of Plum Creek with my daughter (almost finished!), and I started The Bronze Bow with my son this week.
I am hoping...that necessary details come together very quickly.

I am looking forward to...completion.
I am learning...that I have been given a greater measure of passion for children than even I realized.
Around the house...still preparing to paint. We actually looked at paint chips and settled on a dining room color, but we haven't nailed down the perfect living room color.
   I am pondering...the universal church's lack of passion and desire to aid the helpless, lonely, and hurting. When did the church decide that it was okay to let the government take care of people? Is the church partially at fault for the government's socialist programs? I mean, doesn't someone have to help these people?

One of my favorite things...homeschooling my kids allows me the opportunity to know my kids so much better because I get to spend so much more time with them, and the time I spend with them is one of my favorite things, but my children themselves are pretty cool people, and they are two of my three favorite people (how is that for a run-on sentence?). Guess who the third is?
A few plans...archery class for the kids, 4H meeting, getting the dining room ready to paint.
A word from the Lord: "He sets the lonely in families." Psalm 68:6

A favorite quote...
“I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. If you believe there is a heaven and hell and that people could be going to hell … and you don’t think it's worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward – then how much do you have to hate someone to not proselytize them? How much do you have to hate someone to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?” ...Penn Jillette, known atheist

A photo to share:

This boy makes my days so much better just by being who he is.

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