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For Today...Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Outside my window...clouds!  Dark, beautiful clouds!  Nothing coming down from them yet, but I have hope!  Come on  rain!

I am thinking...about how God cares about little details.  I love that!

I am thankful for...the fact that God’s math is very different from ours.  I can’t tell you how it worked, but bills – including the mortgage – are covered for the next few weeks.  God is good.  God is faithful.  God is trustworthy.  May I remember that next month as well!

I am wearing...jeans, 3/4 sleeve pink button-down top (yes, it’s actually relatively cool today – only headed up to the mid to upper 70’s), sandals, wet hair down and waiting to be “fixed.”

I am creating...Christmas calendars, still.

I am remembering...all of the different people God has blessed me to walk with.  My mom when I was growing up.  Doug from before we were ever married, then off and on through our married life (and it won’t be long before the kids’ ages will be such that we can do it again! Yay!).  Joanna, Charlene, Rachel, and Mary Ann in seminary housing.  Now I get to walk with Karlyn a couple of days a week.  Such a blessing!

I am lunch with the senior adult ladies from church – their monthly luncheon.  Fun times!

I am reading...getting ready to start Surprised by Worship by Travis Cottrell and The Nativity Collection by Robert Morgan, both for review.

I am hoping...the rain really does come today and that cooler weather will come to stay (especially since fall clothes are finally coming out this week!).

I am hearing...Steven whispering as he “reads” to himself and plays with his airplane.  Birds outside.

On my mind...the challenge of learning the art of connecting in intimacy with my heavenly Father despite the chaos of our days.

From the learning rooms...A break for a couple of weeks while we do work on the Mississippi house and head to Jonesboro for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s annual meeting.

Noticing that...the clouds alone are energizing after days of glaring sun and heat.

Pondering these words... “If you are not praying, then you are quietly confident that time, money, and talent are all you need in life.”  Paul Miller

From the kitchen...Doug made rabbit, butterfly, and bear-shaped pancakes for the kids this morning.  So cute!

Around the house...Lots of clutter.  I’m getting behind on housework – need to remedy that.  Soon.

One of my favorite things...the excitement of pulling out “new” clothes, even if it’s just clothes we haven’t seen for a season!

A few plans for the rest of the week...luncheon today, church tomorrow, Doug and I to Horn Lake Thursday and Friday to do the indoor painting, rest day on Saturday (had to forego Ouachita Homecoming, but these things happen), church Sunday morning, then on to Jonesboro for the convention Sunday evening through Wednesday, then Doug (hopefully) back to Horn Lake for exterior house work toward the latter part of the week, followed by family fun activities at church Saturday and Sunday.  Yes, that’s two weeks.  No, there won’t be a Daybook next week.  Hmmmm…wonder why? 

A picture worth sharing...oops!  It’s still on my camera. 


I enjoyed stopping by and what you said about people to walk with...I remember weekend walks with my (then) little nephew, our dog Sparky and Honey Bear across the harvested fields...Looking back over the years that seem to have past so quickly.
You have a busy two weeks planned. Have fun during the work...God is faithful.
Mama Bear
Choate Family said…
You were the most faithful walking buddy ever!!! Rain or shine, cold or heat, I knew you would be waiting for me to puff up those hills together. This morning, I had three great kiddos keeping me company :-)

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