Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Musings {10/22}

I sit here and I stare at this blank screen.  I wonder.  I ponder.  I think about the events of the last few days, of the message at church yesterday, of this headache that just won’t seem to let up and I wonder.  I wonder what in the world God wants to do with all of it.   

I know I should be writing.  And I want to.  I really do.  I just get in front of this screen (if I even make it that far) and I draw a blank.  What in the world…..   

These thoughts somehow led into Monday Musings, so I’ll run with it today and see where we land.

What I’m THINKING…
Today I’m thankful.  Thankful for so many things.  Thankful for a husband who loves and supports, in spite of it all.  Thankful for two wonderful kids, teens now, who still enjoy being around their parents (or at least they make us feel that way), and who love the Lord with all that is within them.  Thankful for the many material, worldly things that the Lord has graciously allowed us to steward – our home, our vehicles, etc.  Just so thankful. 

Most of all though, I’m thankful for Him.  His Presence.  His leading.  His guiding.  His sacrifice.  His love.  His Word.  His prophets – the mouthpieces He uses these days. 
Just. So. Thankful.

What I’m PRAYING…
I’m praying I can learn to walk in a state of thankfulness, that it not be just hit or miss, but a lifestyle.  Ann Voskamp is amazing in this area – I have her book, 1000 Gifts – maybe that would be a good place to start huh?

What I’m LEARNING…
To walk by faith and not by sight.  God is showing me things daily, and most days they make no sense to me.  But that’s ok, since He uses those things.

What I’m READING…
Since August, I’ve been consumed with my Bible in 90 Days readings, and haven’t picked up another book since then.  This Bible in 90 Days is no joke.  It’s hard and it’s cool, and it’s hard, and it’s inspiring, and yeah, did I mention it’s hard… I’m massively behind, but plugging along through Jeremiah right now.

What we did LAST WEEKEND…
It’s was quiet for a change.  Friday night we had our Life Group, and Chris did an awesome job teaching about leaving the last season behind and moving forward – writing our new chapter.  
I’m gonna have to get busy and read the book, since I’m teaching next month…oi vey.  
Saturday was consumed with apples – lots of apples.  I helped Chris with freezing and saucing about a bushel of lovely apples, so we’d have homemade yumminess all winter.  Lots of work, but so worth it!  And Sunday we had Chris’ parents out for dinner.  It was such a nice time. Just sitting and catching up as we haven’t seen them in quite a few weeks.  I know how much it meant to the kids too.

What am I looking forward to THIS WEEK…
It’s a pretty standard week.  I have a seminar at church on Saturday, which promises to be intense and awesome all at the same time.

What I’m BUYING….
I’m almost in full Christmas Planning mode – budgets and lists, and lots of ideas.  We are going to be doing the Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child boxes this year.  We haven’t done them in a few years, but the kids are really into it.  Should be a fun family day one of these days…

What I’m COOKING…
How I wish I knew…that’s on my mind for today.  I really need to get my menu-mojo back!

A PHOTO to share…   Anna & John at the Corn Maze...they were so excited to do it...I pray they always keep that child-like excitement!
Have a Great week!
Lori



that I joined for the month of October.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

I love doing things with apples to make them last through the year too. and that reminds me that I need to head to our nearby apple farm to get some. Yum!