Monday, October 18, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook ~ October 18, 2010

For today...
Monday, October 18, 2010

Outside my window...
the sky is blackened by nightfall,
the city lights glow

I am thinking...
how a hot cup of tea
on this cool night
would be lovely

I am thankful ...
that even though I may feel alone,
I know that I am not...
I know the HE is with me,
never to leave me
nor forsake me.
He is loving me,
longsuffering with me,
and drawing me nearer to Himself.
That He opens my blinded eyes,
that He leads me to humility,
blesses me with repentance,
and teaches me His truth..
and how He shelters me,
protects me, and defends me
against those that fear,
do not understand, and oppose

I am wearing...
a light blue paisley print
colonial style dress

I am remembering...
where my Heavenly Father
has brought me from

I am reading...
Ezekiel, Matthew,
and portions from
Genesis, 2 Kings, and Luke this week;
lesson in our Sunday evening Bible study;
"Real Christianity" by William Wilberforce;
"Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus" by Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg

I am hoping (praying)...
for strength, wisdom,
love, and grace
especially in circumstances;
for our eldest, who is at college,
to grow closer to the Savior,
to see HIS truths,
and to obey and follow HIM;
for my beloved husband
and our children still at home;
for the LORD (YHWH)
to open the eyes of His people

On my mind (still)...
how the disciples, the prophets,
many others, and even Jesus (Yeshua)
suffered reproach and persecution...
and I am blessed to among them

From the learning rooms...
studying Torah portions,
reading living books
and some seatwork goes on,
as natural learning continues

Noticing that...
so many lack understanding
and are driven by fear,
without realizing it,
and that sometimes words
can be discouraging...
but that He encourages me
through His Word,
through what He has done,
by Who He is,
and so much more!

Pondering these words (still)...
"Blessed are ye,
when men shall revile
(reproach) you,

and persecute you,
and shall say all manner
of evil against you falsely,

for My sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:

for great is your reward in Heaven... "
(Matthew 5:11-12)

Though it may be painful
and discouraging, at times,

I REJOICE that ...I may gain
deeper understanding of His words
as I seek His Truth! I rejoice!

"He that loveth
father or mother more than me

is not worthy of me:
and he that loveth
son or daughter more than me

is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross,
and followeth after me,

is not worthy of me."
(Matthew 10:37-38)

From the kitchen...
the coffee pot is set for the morning...
the lights are off
and kitchen is closed for the night

I am creating...
regency dresses
(for an online friend & her family);
and helping a friend
learn to sew a jumper

I am hearing...
background music
from my blog...
occasional 'creaks'
from a sleeping house

One of my favorite things...
a rare, quiet evening of solitude

A few plans for the rest of the week...
help a friend learn to sew;
continue with our Scripture reading,
discussions, and illustrations;
keep our home
and enjoy the many comforts therein!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

A sunset view from our yard

"When I consider Thy heavens,
the work of Thy fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which Thou hast ordained;
What is man
that Thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man
that Thou visitest him?

O LORD our Lord,
how excellent is Thy name
in all the earth!"

(Psalm 8:3-4,9)

What a blessed thought!


Sarah beth said...

I love what you are thankful for and the pretty picture shared.

What a view you have!

HsKubes said...

Hello Sarah Beth ~ They are things to be thankful for, indeed. I am thankful of His promises, Who He is, and what He is doing. His blessings are beyond measure!
Speaking of blessings, yes, He has blessed us with such a wonderful view... and many of them... even among this great city. He is good!


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