What’s On My Mind Today….

Simple Woman’s Daybook for June 7, 2010

(For our topic for this week’s Friday with Friends…keep reading. See “On my Mind..”)

Outside my window…..it is a beautiful day!. I believe I said the exact same thing last Monday but I think today is even prettier than last week. All of this lovely weather just makes me smile. Granted it was hot over the weekend but last night’s storm brought in some cooler air and I am enjoying this!

I am thinking….about our church’s 29th anniversary that we celebrated yesterday. We have been a part of this church family over almost 26 years…and what a wonderful history and testimony the church has. Pastor shared some stories from the very early days yesterday – the first three or so years we were not there – and how exciting it was to hear…and see…how the Lord has used our pastor’s faithfulness and has blessed our church so richly. Sometimes it really is good to think back “to the very beginning” – in any ministry, in your marriage, in your walk with Christ, in many ways – and see where God has led and all that He has done through us and for us.

I am wearing…..a white shirt. OK – last week, I thought it was a little funny…but three Mondays in a row is verging on goofy.

I am remembering….or trying to remember…all the little things that I need to pack. I enjoy picking up little things for people when I’m out shopping but I’m also famous for forgetting about them if I don’t share them right away. I can never shop months ahead for birthdays, holidays, etc. I always find things months AFTER the date. I have some things for Riley but sure don’t want to forget to take them to her..

I am going….to visit Miss Roo in just one week. It is hard to believe, I am going to help celebrate her SECOND birthday…how can it be?? Her mommy has planned a party at Build-a-Bear with ten of her little friends (all two year olds)….now that should be fun! I can’t wait to see all of them. Riley seems to have healed completely – and beautifully – from her face injury and I praise the Lord for it.

I am reading….a devotional from Emilie Barnes. Have you read any of her many books – or even read her testimony? She really is a blessing – and her books are always good.

I am hoping….that I can stay committed to my diet while I am in Florida. I have really adjusted to this and it appears to be “working” but I don’t want to be difficult while in someone else’s home either. Oh (and Erica) I really do have to keep up with the exercising!??! Don’t let me get lazy!

On my mind…just thinking about this week’s Friday with Friends – I was so glad to see several join in this past week. I really enjoy reading your memories and learning a story from your past. I hope we will have another group of friends this Friday. With summer on its way, I’d thought we would share a thought about vacations – whether a special vacation from the past – with your family as a child or a place you love to visit with your own family now – or maybe even a vacation you are dreaming of one day:) Invite your friends to join! The more..the merrier:)

From the kitchen…..making some meals for Paul and Nellie. She finally came home from the hospital but it has been a very difficult adjustment. I’ve asked some others to help me with meals and, hopefully, they can get some good home-cooking for a change and even stock pile the fridge for a bit. Please continue to pray for them.

Around the house…..things are quiet – sometimes too quiet.

Plans for the week….meeting with a friend to discuss our new website and on Tuesday evening, I will be a panel member at a group discussion for the Capital Area Pediatric Palliative Committee (and think there is more in that title but that is the gist). I share Tyler’s story with doctors and other medicl professionals from four area hospitals as a training tool. I’ve never really done something like this and not exactly sure what to expect – but I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m for any chance to share about Tyler…but, as for the rest of the evening..????

One of the favorite things

Looking forward to more days like these!!!!

8 thoughts on “What’s On My Mind Today….

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    How exciting!! you are going to visit Erica and Miss Roo. I know you are gonna have a wonderful time.
    and bet they and you can hardly wait.
    I hope you have the time of your life!! Make sure you pack lots of white blouses!! lol that might not be too good for dealing with all those toddlers tho! You sound like me. I am such a creature of habit. If I find a style that looks good on me, I have a lot of that same style clothing. Hey, if
    it works, don't fix it…that is my motto!! lol
    If I can I will join your
    get to know you vacation theme this week.
    Have a Wonderful week my dear,
    Blessings Galore,

  2. Glad you are getting to go visit Erica and Miss Roo in Florida. What fun!!! And how wonderful that you get to share Tyler's story at the committee. Praying that God will give you just the right words to say to the group. Hope you have a great week. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. Hey there Jen! LOVE that picture of Riley 🙂 It's definitely one of my favorites!

    Can't wait for you to come down here 🙂 It's definitely HOT though so bring LOTS of white shirts, hee-hee 🙂

    Also, we can totally go walking each morning (but it's blazing hot and I usually sweat buckets) so we have to go around like 8 or 8:30ish. Riley loves looking at the ducks though and Elmo enjoys getting the exercise! The other option is to go walking when I go running with my buddy on Monday and Thursday evening. We usually go at 6:30 so you could walk then as well. Really, it's hot both in the morning AND in the evening so whichever you prefer 🙂 Do you have any dry fit shirts? Those are the BEST for sweat absorption!

    Love ya and see you soon!!!



  4. Enjoyed hearing about your thoughts! The website sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing more about that.
    I so enjoyed hearing about the church history yesterday too. I didn't know how long you all have actually been there. We came in 2001, and I still feel like I am jsut learning the history!! 🙂
    I know you are going to enjoy your visit with that little one. wow….that many 2 year olds at build a bear?????? waiting to hear more about that one!! 🙂

  5. It sounds like you are quite busy!!!

    I too enjoy books by Emilie Barnes; I have her 15 minute manager book that I bought at a womens retreat probably fifteen years ago. Elizabeth George is another one of my favorite authors–her writing really speaks to me.

  6. Busy week! I hope it all goes well. I'll be praying for you tonight…

    What a blessing that you get to go see Miss Roo! I cannot believe she is already turning 2!!! I know you'll have a wonderful time with them all.

  7. Wow! I'm excited that you get to go visit Miss Roo!! Happy for you!! I enjoyed reading your daybook.

    Thanks, too, on your thoughts about being "busy"–I do think we wear that as a badge of honor in our society.

    Have a great week!


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