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|