Monday, December 14, 2015

Daybook: 12.14.15

For Today... Monday, December 14th

Outside my window...rain, rain, rain.

I am thinking... of all I have to get done this week ... so this will be a short daybook ... 10 shopping days til Christmas ... board meeting this week ... my turn to speak at midweek service ... my turn to teach Sunday School this week. It could be overwhelming BUT one day at a time. With His help, I'm the little engine that could!

I am thankful... for a great day yesterday. Our grandbabies were dedicated to Jesus - what else matters beside that? And then, what a great song service last night at church - voices in the congregation singing loudly, powerful prayer - my heart is full.

I am wearing... dark jeans, leopard flats, fuschia shirt with brass trim and gold sweater.

I am reading... well actually I just finished "It's Not What You Think," by Jefferson Bethke. I really love the last chapters of the book best - love his ideas on Sabbath and on the family Table.

Next up, "Fervent" by Priscilla Shirer and "A Circle of Quiet" by Madeleine L'Engle. I'm so excited, I may have to read both at once.

In my kitchen... tonight I'm experimenting with some changes to Smothered Chicken. I'll let you know how it works out ...

A favorite quote for today... and one to keep in mind during this hectic season when the thought of one more gathering, one more shopping trip, exhausts us and all we want to do is hole up in our homes ... 

"One of the staggering costs of Christmas is that it cost Mary and Joseph the comforts of home." from a sermon, "The Staggering Cost of Christmas" by Rev. Kim Ferguson

A peek into one of my days...

One of my favorite things... online shopping - it is such a big help for me right now.

What's going on in your world today?


The daybook is a concept created by Peggy Hostetler. You can link up your own daybook at her site, The Simple Woman's Blog.


Denise said...

great daybook

ellen b. said...

That is wonderful to witness your grands being dedicated to the Lord.
One day at a time is a good theme for this month!

betty said...

How sweet with your grands being dedicated! I can't believe it is so close to Christmas, though our weather says it is with the snow we got today. Things always get done, but we wonder if they will :)


Lux G. said...

I think it's beautiful when it rains. It's refreshing to the earth and to the soul. :)

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Golly, I love this post. It gives me a glimpse into your life. So awesome about your grands!!! Praise God! Today I am trying to get a lot done, but also trying to learn to be intentional about slowing down a bit. Have a wonderful day!!

Monica said...

Sounds like a great service! Congrats on the dedication of your grands! Awesome!
Nowadays we aren't eating anything smothered! Lol!
Great quote! Gives me chills thinking about it!

Anonymous said...

LOL...I'm not thinking so clearly! I need to get my Christmas cards out and in the mail! Hugs~