My own version of the Simple Woman's Daybook for today:
Outside my window...it is sunny but only 4 degrees! We had three seasons this week - Spring on Tuesday, Fall on Wednesday, then winter settled back in on Thursday.
I am thinking...that heading for a cabin in the wilderness and living off the grid sometimes seems like a good idea. The world just seems to have a shortage of kindness, common sense, and sanity these days.
I am thankful for...a warm house, cups of hot tea, and soup.
From the kitchen...are the remnants of dear son's breakfast. Bless his heart, he makes it himself but the clean-up is lacking!
I am creating...not sure yet but I went through my stash of cardmaking supplies and am determined to use up what I have before buying more. I have a Michael's gift card from Christmas but I don't trust myself to not buy more of what I don't need so a date with Michael will have to wait for another day.
I am reading...actually, just finished reading Charlotte au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood by Charlotte Silver. I posted a review of it at my book blog.
Around the house...laundry is waiting to be done.
On my MP3 player this week...Selah.
One of my favorite things...almond milk and coconut milk for my morning latte. I'm avoiding milk because of the high sugar content and these are great low-carb creamers.
One of my least favorite things...reality t.v. When did behaving badly become such a lucrative vocation? And why isn't it considered abuse when kids are involved?
My simple devotion: "The Bible is realistic about holiness. Don't think that all this glorious talk about dying to sin and living to God means there is no struggle anymore or that sin will never show up in the believer's life. The Christian life still entails obedience. It still involves a fight. But it's a fight we will win. You have the Spirit of Christ in your corner, rubbing your shoulders, holding the bucket, putting his arm around you and saying before the next round with sin, "You're going to knock him out, kid." Sin may get in some good jabs. It may clean your clock once in a while. It may bring you to your knees. But if you are in Christ it will never knock you out." - From The Hole in our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung
A Simple Grace Note: Dear son has just a few months left until graduation. It's going fast but while I'm enjoying his senior year, I confess I'm ready to be done with school stuff (he's the last of four kids to go through it all). No word yet on college acceptance but we should know in February or March.