Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Not Quite Ordinary Observations

Something about Today…Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

We’re celebrating our freedom by getting things checked off our to-do list (including work!) before tomorrow hits and we have to start investing a great deal of time into missions conference preparation. While a complete day off would be nice, it’s actually more helpful knowing the rest of the week won’t be as stressed because of what we have accomplished today.

Something about the Week

Par for the course this summer! Nonstop! We had VBS last week, and this weekend our church will be hosting the aforementioned missions conference for Tom Cox World Ministries. Missionaries will teach breakout sessions each evening (Fri-Sun), followed by a worship service. TCWM will have their annual board meeting all day Saturday, and the conference will wrap up during our normal service times on Sunday.

Something I Have Observed

The summer is as crazy as we expected! Hence the monthly blog updates. But, I have lots of pictures to share from our trip to Phoenix last month! Looking forward to getting those up!

Something I Have Read or Heard

“We must never try to immerse ourselves in a Spiritual Discipline as an attempt to drown out conviction from the Holy Spirit about forsaking our sin.” – Donald S. Whitney in Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Something on My Mind

Ways to increase certain investments without increasing busyness. For instance, adding aspects to our exercise routine or separating Sunday school study and preparation time from my morning devotional time. Increasing my participation in Steven’s piano learning to help him become more focused. Reconsidering how to keep writing mixed into the rhythm of life. Making sure daily progress on Scripture memorization is incorporated.

It’s so easy to fill the to-do list and just be maxed out in every way. There are certain things that HAVE to be done: work, school, church obligations. And those things require a great deal of time. But, the other things are truly important to not only my own well-being, but also my interactions with others. So, the solution to maximizing my time and efforts while still maintaining balance and margin is a constant quest.

Something I’m Thankful for

The ability to get the majority of my work hours behind me early in the week!

Something about My Kids

We were shoe shopping for Angela. Olivia was trying to look on that top row for some Angie would like when she found these heels. Three more inches of height? Perfect!

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Something I’m Working on

Trying to come up with sewing project ideas. I want to make sewing a part of our Fridays. But, I just don’t know what I want to sew right now. So, I want to compile a list so I can always have something to jump on.

Something from Hibbard Academy

Yeah. That. I’m supposed to have made progress on school planning. I have not. Hopefully soon. Hopefully. Last year was really nice with everything in place and scheduled out. I’d really like to have that happen again this year. But we’ll see.

Something That Makes Me Smile

Five translations to study. That’s my nerd. I love it!

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Something Coming

Missions conference this week. Next week a breather before WorshipWorks and Peru!

2 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I wondered if you were transitioning away from blogging - good to see you "back" :D Hope you had a fun 4th of July before launching into a busy week!

Ann Hibbard said...

No, I love blogging! I just am at the computer so much for other things that I haven't been taking the time to blog, too. I miss it, though. :)