Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Saturday, October 22, 2011

On the Home Front - October 22

A peek through my window… S – 77, S – 79, M – 84, T – 82 This really is seeming warm for this time of the year. It is so nice though to feel the warm sun on my back when I walk! After these nice temps, the forecast is for mid to low 60s. Outside my window now is Aunt’s car. She’s here using our highspeed Internet!

What’s going on this week… stuff for the boys (written in next starter). We have one more day off for Fall Break. Aunt and I are going to do some more things at Dad’s but I’m not sure how productive it is really going to turn out to be. Hopefully, I will be subbing most of the end of the month (but I’d really like to be off one day at the end of the week to go out to lunch with a friend!)

What “the boys” are doing… M will be watching the World Series this week. L. has a night game Tuesday and a tournament starting Friday. M. will start wrestling Thursday (we got his shoes tonight!)

On my mind… M and I are getting ready to walk over to the Chili festival. I have been looking forward to this all week! (it’s a little on the warm side for chili, but at least it’s not raining like last year). I’m also thinking of the holidays. We’ll have a guest for Thanksgiving. For Christmas plans, we’ll be working on Toys for Tots inventory and then the big event. I’ve also been checking out some budget ideas for Christmas.

On my bedside table… the original intent of this starter was reading material, yet I am often reading elsewhere… I read some from the book our small group is reading, Primal. We’re to the section about loving God with all our mind. I reviewed a book, but had to read it on the computer because we could never get it on the Kindle! My most favorite of all reading is the Bible study in the Psalms I am doing. I’ve read in the Psalms and loved them many times over, but this is amazing!

I am richly blessed… I could write forever here. This week I was more faithful in writing in my 1000 gifts journal and it made such a difference in my outlook. I am so blessed that the earthly leader of our home is a Godly man who draws us to God’s Word and ways.

I’m praying for… Hubby and L as they are on a Scout campout with a quick trip to an away soccer game and then back to the campout.

Our home… Hubby moved our couch back to its more usual position. Home group won’t be here for a few weeks because of special events. It’s in a slightly different spot so everyone can see the TV (funny we even have one downstairs now – it’s used solely for home group video and sports). I was noticing though, it puts one person on the end right in front of the fireplace. How cozy! I hope it’s me!

Menu planning… Roast, tacos, chicken legs (but not for me of course – I don’t eat meat with bones. I’ve tried to from time to time and it just never works.)

A photo or twoM's spontaneous real laugh

1 comment:

  1. I am really loving this Psalms study as well. Sowing the seeds of God's Word was such a powerful visual to me. Love the pics of the soccer tournement from the first week of October too. It is over now, but the Cherry Street Farmer's Market is in Tulsa every Saturday and I have heard really good things about it.


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