My First Daybook of 2013 – January

Outside my window...a moderate 62 degrees this week. Love this kind of winter weather when we can get it.

I am jeans and an Auburn Iron Bowl sweatshirt from years agoHiding-Psalm-71-in-my-heart

I am wondering...what God will pour out of Psalm 71 as I read it over and over in my attempt to memorize it

I am appreciating...this link so I can watch Downton Abbey from the beginning. I’m still in Season One (so no spoilers please) and I’m loving it so far!


I am hearing...the latest free download from K-Love, Chris Tomlin’s “White Flag” (and thinking of Dianna and Debbie whose One Word is Surrender):

We surrender all to you
We raise our white flag
The war is over
Love has come
Your love has won

I am practice my January goal of “waking up to God” and my One Word 2013 “Jesus” by doing something very different this Saturday (for me)


I am a “Day of Reflection” retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery held by the Benedictine Sisters

I am looking forward to...this there: “Listening to Luke: Hearing the Good News”

I am realizing...if I’ll awaken to them, God will always give me fresh opportunities to step into

I am reading...from my December library run, these fascinating books: The Invisible Gorilla, The Willpower Instinct, and Storycraft


I have finally...made the full jump to Goodreads to keep up with the books I’ve read

I am waiting...for Insurgent to become available from my library hold

I am pondering these words...“You only need a tiny scrap of time to move toward God,” from The Cloud of Unknowing.
Laura Winner follows in Still with, “The words slap. Busyness is not much of an excuse if it only takes a minute or two to move toward God.”Spirital-Disciplines-Do-Not-Depart

I am studying...the discipline of giving blessings for this series on spiritual disciplines at Do Not Depart

I am praying...for a good new semester for Jenna and for wise house buying decisions for Morgan and Fuller

I am thankful for...the sweet ladies in my Wednesday night group who listened to “my story” last night

One of my favorite things...Cadbury Cream Eggs are back! And I have one already, thanks to Kay, who obviously knows my story very well (although Cadbury Cream Eggs never officially came up in it last night, I promise)

A few upcoming game night soon with my nieces and sisters to play Clue. (I wonder if we can talk Amberly into making homemade cinnamon rolls?)

clue board

A picture to whole family together, even the dog (her appearance was unplanned but sweet nonetheless)


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