Monday, April 20, 2009

For Today

For Today - April 20, 2009

Outside my window or in my case, my school room door...

the sun is shinning and the birds are chirping. It is a beautiful spring day.



I am thinking...

about the end of the school year and looking forwarded to a simple summer - that is my new philosophy!! I am also thinking about my children, Bailey and Alec, and wondering what the future holds for them.



I am thankful for...

my family, my friends, and my faith.



From the kitchen...

I am thinking about what I will cook for my Church family on Wednesday night. This is my opportunity during the week to be hospitable to the people the Lord has placed in our lives to minister to.



I am wearing...

my favorite color shirt...lime green and tennis shoes because I am down in my back and need the extra support even though it is not very attractive with my black dress pants!!



I am creating...

hopefully godly children and lasting memories with my fourth grade class.



I am going...

to the chiropractor today for my back and then to a wake for a godly lady who kept me in my church nursery and even kept my own children. She had a stoke during the night Friday. She was a precious lady who loved and served the Lord all her 90 plus years, and I know she is in heaven right now saying "Wish you were here."



I am reading...

A Quiet place of Rest by Nancey Leigh DeMoss and 12 Simple Secrets Every Real Mom Knows. I also made a commitment yesterday that I would spend time every day reading and meditating on God's Word - I have found that all other books pale in comparison.



I am hoping...

to honor and glorify God in everything I say and do today...especially in regards to my family. I want to start responding rather than reacting!!!



I am hearing...

the assurance of God's Word in my life and I am mostly "hearing" the necessity to slow down.

Around my house...
things are pretty brutal right now in regards to cleanliness. Being down in my back has prevented me from doing my normal cleaning and my husband and kids just seem to move stuff around. Also around my house, I feel a sense of urgency (no pun intended) to slow down and regroup and focus on what is important - my relationship with my Savior and my my family!

One of my favorite things...
is my lime green Honda Element and my puppy Mo Jo.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
I am going to dinner and a play with my mom on Tuesday.
Church on Wednesday!! and I am also taking my class on a field trip to see the new Earth movie and lunch at California Pizza Kitchen.
The rest of my week seems pretty mellow!!!!




A picture I would like to share...
This plant was started by my paw-paw and has been passed on for years and years. My grand-father passed away 3 years ago, but every time a look at one of these beautiful day lilies, I think of my precious godly paw-paw and it makes me smile!!!








1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Look at you. GREAT JOB, I knew you could do it! I love that For Today post. It does just take a minute to make us realize how fast our lives flash before us and how we really miss what is so important, huh?

    I love you!

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