Outside my window...hot and dry
I am resolving...to be okay with letting some flowers die instead of constantly watering them
I am wondering...what my neighbor is building in his backyard
I am thinking...I probably shouldn’t be spending time writing this blog post, but it’s already July 10 and I haven’t done a Daybook yet (I’m on a roll since May 2010)
I am realizing...my levels of stress and my remembrance of grace are inversely proportional
I am discovering...a 24-hour unplugging isn’t enough to get me back on course; I need divine intervention. Always.
I am reminding myself...God is in the miracle business (I need a few!) and these words from Sally Lloyd-Jones: “My job is to simply give what little I have to God — my not nearly enough — and let him do The Impossible Thing.”
I am thankful...the Lord has more patience with me than I do
I am wearing...shorts, red tornado t-shirt, barefooted
I am reading...slowly, one of my new favorite books (so far), 52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday
I am hoping...my hand heals quickly where I burned it yesterday with the iron
I am appreciating...every minute I can get with Jenna this summer before she goes to Auburn this fall
I am hearing...Charlie Hall’s “Constant”
Just like the atmosphere
You’ve come to surround us here
Leading us into beautiful places
I am looking forward to...being led soon into beautiful places—the hearts of Salvadorians
I am studying...Spanish children’s songs
Around the house...piles and piles of crayons and face paints and bubbles and jump ropes and beads and scripts and props and soccer balls, etc.
I am praying...about the new chapter for memory work in August with Do Not Depart (it will coincide with a study there by Kathy! Excited)
I am memorizing...well, reviewing Psalm 103
I am pondering these words...“A sigh breathed in the Spirit, though inaudible to all around but God, may sanctify every event in the history of our day.”
I am sending...up one of those sighs
I am processing...my experiences among Jesus and friends at Summer Celebration last week (Kay sums up the experience nicely) (and we both swiped pics from Jenna, which I do a lot...here of Michael W. Smith)
One of my favorite things...unexpected gifts of grace from the Father
I am texting...back and forth with Jenna over who is going to cook dinner tonight, trying not to play my mom card (just yet) and say it’s her turn :-)
A few plans for this week...Nehemiah book club; lots of waiting rooms; another VBS practice; 2 weddings; packing; Jeff coming home from Indiana
A picture for thought...I wish I really could turn these three young ladies on our VBS team into six!
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What are you doing today?
the simple woman's daybook
...where every day is a blank page