Monday, October 19, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...October 19th

Outside my window...
it is a chilly October morning.

I am thinking...that I am so blessed. I can complain about a lot of things, but not many are valid in the light of eternity.

I am thankful for...God's provision in my life. I am not talking about financially, although I am thankful for that, but about answered prayer. Sometimes we think we have things figured out and God slams a door shut. I can get all in a quandary when this happens and as time moves on I begin to see that He closed that door simply because we were about to make a wrong choice. God is good, all the time...

I am pants and a long sleeve t-shirt (condo-clothes).

I am remembering...we (believers) are all sinners saved by grace. Teaching my children why you would want to do works and how they do not make us any more worthy.

I am CLEAN the girls room this week. We have reached the point that they can no longer manage and that's when purging, cleaning and organizing give us a fresh start.

I am reading...
my Bible and not much else.

I am hoping...
to start a Christmas list (OK, the prompt is hoping).

On my mind...what to do for our 20th wedding anniversary, any ideas?

From the learning experiments, a new read-aloud, a new book study, and the rest continues as normal.

Noticing family makes more Fall meal requests than any other time of year. chili, chicken casserole and pumpkin log just to name a few.

Pondering these words~Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58. Amen, this verse will be posted in my house by the end of the day!

From the kitchen...spinach salad, wedding soup, homemade sushi, beans and rice and I'm not sure what else.

One of my favorite things~anything apple being cooked in my kitchen. Cooked apple is not my favorite thing to eat, but the smell sends me straight to my great-grandmother's home.

From my picture journal...God the artist, taken last fall in Nashville.
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One More Equals Four said...

Very good word about God's provision--thanks for the reminder!

Have a great week!

Tara said...

Really nice reflection today. I hope to see you later. Waiting for the season to change again when we will be able to have a cup of tea together again.

Lisa said...


we just made wedding soup for the first time last week. It was a simple recipe but a big hit at our house. The family wants me to make it again soon.

Choate Family said...

How 'bout a trip to the Solomon Islands for your 20th anniversary ;-)

dtbrents said...

I have never heard of wedding soup. I cook a lot more in the fall and winter than other seasons. I love hearty soups. I thank God for Christian moms like you. Keep up the good work. Doylene

Anonymous said...

Beautiful daybook entry! I've enjoyed my visit this afternoon.

Enjoy your time purging your girls' room. I often have to do that as well. It seems to overwhelm them.


Mrs. Burnsed said...

Love the scripture...

I need a wedding soup recipe!
Actually, I'm always up for new "Fall" recipes of any sort :)

Jamey and I have celebrated many anniversaries in St.Augustine at the various Bed & Breakfast :)

See you soon!

Ruth said...

My girls room needs purging too. Too bad I'm in bed, suffering from flu. A visit to your homepage made me a bit better, though. :)

I love the colored leaves you are enjoying this season. I live in a tropical area.

Jerralea said...

I adore your picture thought! I love trees and especially decked out in vibrant colors.

I love the smell of cooked apples, too. I love fall foods, so comforting.