Monday, November 23, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook ~ November 23, 2009

For today... November 23, 2009

Outside my window...
the sun is shining through the cloudy sky
and there's a cool autumn air

I am thinking...
of the admonition and challenge from God's Word
in yesterday's services, how it applies to me as a mother.

I am thankful for...
every thing! How God just blesses and blesses!
I am thankful for the wonderful God I serve and love
and that He first loved me!

I am wearing...
sleepytime attire, at present

I am remembering...
to trust the Lord
and to choose gratitude

I am going...
to enjoy the blessings of home this week

I am reading...
my KJ Bible through in a year,
currently in Ezra, Ecclesiastes, 2 Corinthians;
the book of Job with my husband;
A Wife After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George;
A Woman's Walk With God by Elizabeth George;
When Women Walk Alone by Cindi McMenamin;
For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn;
Order in the Court by Sherry Hutson Camperson;
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey;
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola;
Keeping Our Children's Hearts by Steve and Teri Maxwell
How to Be Happy by Leon F. Maurer
Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (with my eldest)

I am hoping (praying)...
for the Holy Spirit's continued work
in the hearts of the ones I love;
for those friends/family that I have
that still need to accept Christ as their Savior;
for my mama's recovery from surgery this week

On my mind...
the longsuffering and goodness of God

From the learning rooms...
being students of God's Word in John and Judges;
memorizing Psalm 107:1 and Psalm 100:4;
book and audio selections about America's
first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Indians;
hymn study on giving thanks to God

Noticing that...
giving thanks and praise to the LORD of all
is easy, natural, and overflowing when we have a heart
of thankfulness and an attitude of gratitude

Pondering these words...
"But I will hope continually,
and will yet praise thee more and more."
~ Psalm 71:14

From the kitchen...
tidying is needed from the weekend

On the Menu...
M ~ Wet Burritos
T ~ Manicotti
W ~ Thanksgiving Supper at church
Th ~ Thanksgiving Day Supper
Turkey, homemade dressing, hot onion dip, veggie dish,
green bean casserole, cheese ball, pumpkin pie

F ~ Sourdough Pizza
S ~ Daddy grills
Sun ~ Roast

Around the house...
the younger children are playing
together in the reading room,
our eldest is singing in her room

I am creating...
jumpers for our upcoming family photos

I am hearing...
Suzie scratching at the door to come inside;
the children playing in the reading room

One of my favorite things...
the Friend I have in Jesus;
the Teacher and Comforter
that I have in the Holy Spirit

A few plans for the rest of the week...
enjoy our week of light, holiday schooling;
have tea with a friend; clean the church;
enjoy fellowshipping and praising God
with our church family; enjoy Thanksgiving Day
at home with my family; provide a supper
for our assistant pastor and his wife, who just
had their first baby (boy!); enjoy the extra time
with my beloved as he'll have quite a few days off!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

from my etsy shop

"O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good:
for his mercy endureth forever." ~ Psalm 107:1

What a wonderful command and privilege
to give our thanks to the One Whom it belongs to!
Let us not only be thankful for our blessings
but let us remember Who to give thanks to
and to give thanks for Who He is, not just what He does.

May you all have a blessed, praiseful Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Dear Christina, I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving Day. Debbi

Anonymous said...

Good Morning! May you and your family have a week filled with many blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Patty said...

Your words encourage and remind to live with a heart of gratitude. It makes such a difference. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

A Gracious Home said...

It's a pleasure to praise the Lord for all He has given to us. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Doylene

PlainJane said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week and enjoy your light school week too!!! Thankful for your friendship!


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