Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

I'm typing this up on my Tuesday morning...but here it is!  


The weather:  Cool (well, cool for summer) and rainy...though I did manage to get a sunburn at Bones' baseball game on Saturday.  They say the heat is coming...we'll see I guess!

 Right now I am:  Waiting on my food to settle a bit so I can work out, getting ready to plan my weekly menu and make my grocery list, ans staring down a mountain of laundry to be folded.

 Thinking:   That in this moment, I'm glad to be here in Misawa.  :)

 On my reading pile:  Still my Romans Bible study...I'm starting another Romans study with the women at church on Thursday.  I rarely made it to the studies at our last church because it was just too inconvenient...but at this church there's childcare and it's during the day, making it MUCH easier!

 On my TV:   Nothing here.

 What I found while surfing the net:  Learning a lot about "clean eating".  I thought it was going to be hard, but I didn't realize that we already essentially ate "clean".  I just need to switch back to using all whole wheat/whole grain things instead of using white flour.

 On the menu for this week:    Haven't had a chance to make my menu yet...I'll post in when I do.

On my to-do list:  Some homeschool planning (I think we're going to switch our Science studies...but I'm not sure yet), folding laundry, and general upkeep.  I did get the house really good and clean, here's hoping the kids let it stay that way!  haha!

In the craft basket:  Still nothing.  I'm still working on getting everything into my day.  We'll figure it out in time!

Looking forward to this week:  I start working with a personal trainer this week!  It's something I swore I'd never do, but I'm really looking forward to it.  I met with her on Saturday to chat about health history, fitness goals and whatnot.  She's great and I'm really looking forward to lifting weights. Also really looking forward to Bones' baseball pictures/game on Saturday.  This past Saturday he got a hit every time he went up to bat!  He's never even managed a hit in practice before so he was SO excited!  Even made it home off of one hit.  So proud of him! 

Looking around the House:   It's MUCH cleaner now.  I even got on my hands and knees and scrubbed the kitchen floor yesterday.  I have a couple baskets of laundry to fold today, but other than that things are good.  I do want to rearrange the living room...but we'll have to see if I can talk The Hubs into that. 

On my prayer list: A few friends going through some things, a friend having marriage issues, my parents, my children (Bones is asking to be baptized.  He has been for a couple years, but now he's ready to talk to the pastor about it.  It's his decision alone to we'll see what happens.), my church's upcoming "Youth Rally"

Bible verse/Devotional: 
Women of faith
Dorcas…was full of good works and almsdeeds…and all the widows stood by [Peter] weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them– Acts 9:36,39
Very soon Dorcas would be raised from the dead by the apostle Peter. Doubtless this is at least partially why Luke includes this story in his inspired narrative.
However, at least half the story here also seems to be Dorcas’ life, as much as her resurrection to life. Dorcas, as much as the apostle himself, is the focus of Luke’s narrative. Why?
Not because of the many good works which she had planned to do, but that she had done and, in fact, “was full of.” How many of us have noble desires, charitable plans…but they never find their way into actions which help or encourage others?
It is easy to have good intentions, but it is another thing to serve and sacrifice for other people. Dorcas did not know the time of her death, but she did know the purpose for life — to honor God by seeking the lowest place in His kingdom.
What a testimony to this woman’s faith, that she is fervently missed and publicly mourned by the very widows to whom she had labored with such faithfulness! She was not surrounded by the rich or mighty or well-connected, but by the lowly and helpless and castaways of society. Yet Dorcas had  a full life — full of the good works that she had done in the name of her Lord.
What and who will you leave behind you? A lifetime of good works or just a stream of good intentions?
(via BBH)

1 comment:

  1. just now catching up on some of the happy homemaker monday reading
    good for Bones getting a hit in baseball, i remember my sons one hit last season and how happy he was he forgot to run to base and the coach had to go get him!
    i hope you have a good weekend