Friday, December 08, 2017

These are the days of...

These are the days of:
  • Pre-teen angst
  • Potty training
  • Busy work schedules
  • Ballet
  • Swim lessons
  • Cub Scouts
  • ROCK Group
  • Sunday morning church
  • Family time
  • Family movies nights
  • Family game nights
  • Adventures with older kids and toddler with grandma
  • Reading books
  • Working out

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Nightingale

This book was a very good read. It was a story of love, of war, of sickness and death, of poverty and rations, of family and friends. It was compassion for people.

I cried through the book, but look back at some great beauty and courage in all the sadness.

It is rich with deep characters and stories and hard to describe.

Simply Tuesday

I read the bulk of this book on vacation.  Mostly while riding in the car.  It was a great read and gave me several things to think about. 

It was a reminder to me that most of your life is lived in the small weekday moments; the every day lists, chores, activities, etc.  We don't live most of our lives on weekends, vacations etc.  It's the simple things that make up our story.  We may not have this grand major project that that defines our life and work in Christ, and that is okay.  Every moment of our small lives should be filled with Christ and the work of his kingdom.  We ask for "our daily bread," not our life plans. 

I was reminded that I may not always have clear direction, but faith and trust that I am still loved and important. 

I am reminded that I am small, in a good way, and that is a beautiful thing to be a small part of God's wonderful kingdom. 

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Magnolia Story

I finished The Magnolia Story this week. 
It was a great fast read that was a bit of a refreshing change and perspective on things.  I really liked seeing how God worked in their story.  

Monday, November 06, 2017

The Heart of Marriage

I finished this book over the weekend.
It was an excellent quick read.  I marked several of the essays that were convicting, thought provoking or particularly insightful that I might want to share or refer back to. 

I want to be a good wife for my husband.  I want to be a better wife than I am now, and I want to be a Godly wife with a sound marriage rooted in faith.  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"The Glory of the Lord'

Forgiveness comes from who God is, not who we are or what we do.

God goes with us just as he went with the Israelites.  We have the Holy Spirit as our guide.

Jesus is our sun; he is our light we should reflect in the world.

Sermon notes.  Based on scripture from Exodus 33:12-23.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pray Like Jesus

I finished reading Pray Like Jesus; Rediscovering the Lord's Prayer by Don Underwood last night.  It was an excellent read, and has introduced a few things to me that I am trying to implement in my daily life.  It takes something that is so commonly recited and makes you think about the words that come from memory and apply them to my life and thoughts.  It made it so much more than just something we say during church every Sunday into something I'm trying to say daily now. 

I'm praying it with my girls so they will learn it too.