Monday, August 4, 2014

Daybook: 08.04.14

FOR TODAY, the first Monday in August

Outside my window... a typical summer day.  Our respite from the heat is predicted to be over with today's temp forecast to rise to 90°

I am thinking... about my third cousin who lost her hubby last week.  I actually have 3 cousins who lost their spouses recently in the last couple of months.  I am feeling so sorry for them.  All three are younger than I am and I just feel it is too young in life to face these kind of things!  I'm praying that each one will feel God's comfort and presence in their lives.

I am thankful... for wonderful services Sunday.  I love it when the presence of the Lord is manifest in the services where everyone knows He is there.

In the kitchen...fresh green beans, cucumbers and home-grown tomatoes tonight. (AND someone just brought me some sweet corn.) Yum, yum. 

I am wearing... white capris and a hot pink tunic embellished with gold trim.  I'm thinking that bright colors make me feel empowered. Or maybe it's the gold that makes me feel good.  I wear a lot of black so this thought is kind of surprising to me.

I am creating... a collage wall of pictures of the babies

I am reading... "Gathering Shadows" by Nancy Mehl. I recently read "The Treasure Principal" by Randy Alcorn. Very convicting.  I'm using a quote from his book in today's post.

Around the house... our rosebushes and vincas are blooming!

I am pondering... these three words:  Empower, Embolden, Equip.  I believe there is a bible study lesson in those three words.

A favorite quote for today...

"God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving." ... Randy Alcorn

I'm afraid I need to work on being a better giver ...

One of my favorite things... Strawberry Fields salad at Culver's - a new fave!

A few plans for the rest of the week: little projects around the house that I've been putting off ...

A peek into my day...

Red Rocks at Garden of the Gods

5 comments:

betty said...

It is humbling at our age to see people younger than us either dying or losing their spouses. It should make us appreciate our days and time better I think. I do think you are right, you can get a great Bible study with those three "E" words.

betty

Susan said...

Hi Jerralea, Nothing like home grown items to eat. Sorry about your loss.

Melanie Cook said...

I do enjoy reading anything by Randy Alcorn. I'll have to check that one out. Your home grown veggies sound wonderful! I'm so sorry to hear about your cousins losing their spouses. I guess it reminds us to treasure each day we have with loved ones.

Joyful said...

yes, the heat/humidity have returned. So sorry to hear of your cousins loss, all of them.
I could be a vegetarian in the summer with all the fresh produce we have. mmmm, mmmm.
I am looking forward to winter so that I will be motivated to get my inside projects done. Every night I am in the garden, exercising the dog, or just "being outside".

Joyful said...

yes, the heat/humidity have returned. So sorry to hear of your cousins loss, all of them.
I could be a vegetarian in the summer with all the fresh produce we have. mmmm, mmmm.
I am looking forward to winter so that I will be motivated to get my inside projects done. Every night I am in the garden, exercising the dog, or just "being outside".