Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Simple Woman's Daybook ~#107~ 1/25/11
Outside my window...snow & cold! The sun tried to come out & play a while ago but was defeated by the gray clouds.
I am thinking...that the Lord's timing clearly is not my own & I must need a hint as to what sort of lesson I'm supposed to be learning. lol But I KNOW that things will always work out for my, & my family's (Romans 8:28), good & that I will be able to help others who will travel down the same road (II Cor. 1:3-4).
I am thankful for...an active memory which enables me to mentally 'take out' my Scroll of Remembrance (Malachi 3:16-18) & remember how powerfully the Lord has worked, is working & will work in my life! Thank You, Lord!
From the kitchen...bread in the oven...hoping that it gets a decent rise in spite of our cold, humid weather. Went to the farm stores this morning & got my brown eggs, farm milk & peppered bacon. The car 'ice-skated' the whole way through the un-salted country roads. What a great adventure!
I am wearing...jeans, pink thermal shirt w/thumb holes (LOVE that!) under my black work t-shirt, warm socks.
I am remembering...playing in the snow w/our dogs. All through my life our dogs have loved playing w/us in the snow. Is it the snow that's so much fun for them or simply enjoying who they were playing with?
I am going...to go to work later today. Already spent most of the day running errands...in & out as various things have come up.
I am reading...Bible; my book I ordered hasn't come in yet.
I am hoping...& remembering to wait EXPECTANTLY on answered prayer! (Heb. 11:1)
I am creating...a peaceful, Christ-centered home. A haven of rest & love for my family & friends.
I am hearing...the radio, the washer & dryer...listening for the buzzer on the oven to tell me that the bread has risen & it's time to bake it.
I am noticing...that as much as I truly enjoy the smaller Bible I received last year, that I wish it had the more thorough Concordance that my old Bible had.
Around the house...honestly, I'm not the best of house-keepers who ever lived. June Cleaver, I'm not. But my house is decent & 'homey.' The best compliment that anyone visiting my home can pay me is that my home is 'homey' & they feel comfortable & at home when they visit.
One of my favorite things...standing outside during a night-time snow fall. It's SO quiet.
Plans for the week...family time, work, making a point to check in on my mom more, Sunday worship w/the saints!
Pondering these words..."When people see Christians, they SHOULD see something/someone different than what the world offers!...We are not functioning for the Kingdom until we are sharing the love Jesus in practical ways." ~ from Sunday's Sermon.
Scripture thought...Malachi 3:14-18 ~ "'You have said, "It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out His requirements & going about like mourners before the LORD Almighty? But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evil-doers prosper, & even those who challenge God escape."'
"Then those who feared the LORD talked w/each other, & the LORD listened & heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the LORD & honored His Name.
"'They will be mine,' says the LORD Almighty, 'in the day when I make up My treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous & the wicked, between those who serve God & those who do not.'" [All emphasis mine ~ KW<><]
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
Our back yard during a night-time snow storm last year.
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Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><