Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Simple Woman's Daybook ~#101~ 12/8/10
Outside my window...snow on the ground, bright sunshine in the blue morning sky. C-c-c-c-cold!! 10 degrees!
I am thinking...of all the things I need to do for CHRISTmas; since I had to go back to work I have so much less time then I'm used to having.
I am thankful for...still having a home & 2 cars after my DH being laid off in 4/09 & then being so drastically under-employeed. With his lowered income combined w/mine & our DD#2's, we're making almost 1/3 of what he made before the lay-off. But God is still on His throne & we are getting through this! Also, yesterday was our little dog, Maggie's, 3rd birthday ~ thank You, Lord, for making this sweet 'little girl' just for us.
From the kitchen...potato soup!
I am wearing...gray sweat-syle 'yoga' pants & a burgandy sweat shirt. It's COLD!
I am remembering...deep, deep snows of my childhood.
I am going...to take DD#2 to work, do some blogging, do some heavy cleaning (since it's my day off), put up the Nativity scene, have supper w/some dear friends tonight.
I am reading...Bible: Psalms & Luke.
I am hoping...for a pleasant CHRISTmas w/my extended family.
I am creating...a peaceful, Christ-centered home. A safe haven for my dear husband & family to always want to come home to.
I am hearing...radio, washer rinse cycle starting, DD#2 puttering around in the bathroom.
I am noticing that...I need to replace some lights on the CHRISTmas tree. :-( I'm hoping I can still find some of the regular white lights...I detest those nasty, bright LED lights that are being forced upon us.
Around the house...Mid-week cleaning, laundry, mop the kitchen floor.
One of my favorite things...our old Nativity scene. It's been in my family since I was 3 or 4.
Plans for this week...family time, work, CHRISTmas Eve music practice, my DH's birthday (!) & Sunday worship w/the saints!
Pondering these words..."God's idea of advancement is far different than ours...it may involve suffering." ~from Sunday's sermon.
Scripture thought...Phil. 2:6-8 ~ "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality w/God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled Himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!" ~~The Incarnation is about servanthood...the greatest power. (from Sunday's sermon)
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Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><