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…