Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Simple Woman's Daybook ~#99~ 11/23/10
Outside my window...lovely bright sunshine after a night of howling wind, rain & 2:00a.m. tornado sirens!
I am thinking...of ways to simplify our lives.
I am thankful for...our country & all who sacrificed ~ in word, deed, finance & their own lives ~ from 1620 forward, to establish it, build it & keep it great. Thank You, Lord, for blessing us so abundantly. Even the poor in America have far more than most of the non-Judeo-Christian world. Help us to keep it. Amen!
From the kitchen...fresh bread baking & I'm about to make a new batch of laundry detergent & refill all of the foamy liquid soap dispensers; I make the bathroom soaps w/lavender & tea tree & the kitchen soap w/rosemary & tea tree.
I am wearing...jeans, purple shirt & purple socks.
I am remembering...happy holidays from my childhood.
I am going...to take DD#2 to work, run some errands, do some blogging, write my weekly devotion for our church's newsletter, pick up around the house...& THEN...go to work! '-)
I am reading...Bible: Psalms & I Peter; my favorite blogs, Country Sampler magazine.
I am hoping...that hard-to-get-along-with extended family members 'behave themselves' during the holidays. Saw a sign in one of my Country Sampler magazines, a while back, that I'm tempted to buy ~ it says "Be Nice Or Leave." Exactly!
I am creating...a peaceful, Christ-filled home. Selecting recipes for soaps & spice mixes for CHRISTmas baskets/gifts.
I am hearing...the radio, typing fingers, the jangling of my bracelet.
I am noticing that...the Lord has brought me to a cross-road & I need His wisdom to choose the right path...actually...I need a push, a shove, bells, whistles, bright lights, arrows, etc. to make the right decision! :-P
Around the house...prepping for Thanksgiving, looking forward to putting up the CHRISTmas decorations after Thanksgiving. We are going to take Glenn Beck's advice & simplify. We will be slowly weeding through our 'stuff' in the next few days & then getting more serious about it after the holidays.
One of my favorite things...that my sweet hubby wakes me up to kiss me good-bye as he leaves for work at 5:00a.m. I love those lips!!!
Plans for this week...much the same as "around the house" ~ this will be our 1st Thanksgiving w/DD#1's boyfriend...could be the 1st of many! '-) I need to practice CHRISTmas music on my hammered dulcimer a little more diligently b/c I'm playing at a neighboring town's CHRISTmas home & business open house night on Dec. 4th. I believe I'll be playing in an historic hotel.
Pondering these words..."I am a tangible expression of Jesus Christ in the world" ~ from Sunday's sermon.
Scripture thought...Isaiah 6:8 ~ "Then I [Isaiah] heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" We are all called to serve. Our calling begins w/an attitude...an attitude of humility & availability. (Also from Sunday's sermon.)
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
I LOVE this idea for a pantry door!!!
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Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><