Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

Something about Today…Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The sun came out! This bright, shiny, rejuvenating light that has been buried for days behind dense fog – it actually showed its face today! It was sporadic, but still full and beautiful when it was visible. I do better with cloudy days when there is actually rain. But, apart from a brief thunderstorm last night, we haven’t really had rain. Just gloomy fog. So, today was a wonderful blessing!

Something about the Week

We’re all trying to return to focus this week. Our first week back to routine was great. Last week, though, we all floundered. We’re not sure why. So, we’re fighting that mental battle this week to get back on track!

Something I Have Observed

Our family is starting to tackle good habits together. We’ve always sought to teach our children good habits, but they are now reaching the age to be working on more lifelong habits.

Something I Have Read or Heard

Oh, I have so many quotes! That’s the problem with reading so many books at once. I’m going to choose this one for today:

“It is a wonderfully encouraging name for the God you serve, yet it’s possible to let it pass through your eyes and into your brain without stopping to celebrate its glory. In Romans 15:5, Paul calls your Lord ‘the God of endurance.’ This title really gets at the center of where your hope is to be found. Let me state it plainly: your hope is not to be found in your willingness and ability to endure, but in God’s unshakable, enduring commitment to never turn from his work of grace.”

- Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies, Jan 12

Something on My Mind

Opportunities. They stretch us, don’t they?

Something I’m Thankful for

Today’s sunshine. God’s continual provision. The opportunity to share that provision on occasion.

Something about My Kids

They are learning a lot about themselves these days, and it’s fun to talk through that with them! Sometimes it brings tears. Other times, laughter. Either way, there’s a new maturity about their pursuits. They are asking for prayer and support in managing their time well, taking their thoughts captive, and honoring God with their work and play. It’s neat to see the Holy Spirit nudging them in those areas, even as He molds us.

Something I’m Working on

I have no project going right now. But, I do have something I want to sew. So, I guess that’s my next step! I’m also considering taking the picture book Angie and I created as a Christmas present and seeing if I can create a Kindle book out of it. Not sure how well that will work, but it might be worth a try.

Something from Hibbard Academy

It’s fun walking through church history with Olivia. Brings out the nerd in me! How I loved those classes in college.

Something That Makes Me Smile

leaf piles, and children who create and enjoy them

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Something Coming

Let’s see…we had Browning Christmas yesterday here at our house with my parents and my brother Ben and his family. That was fun! This week is mostly normal. Doug has a meeting tonight, but otherwise, nothing out of the ordinary until Saturday. We’ll be participating in a missions activity. Yay!

1 comment:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

The God of endurance... amen to that!!!