For Today - Monday, November 29th
Outside my window......it's only 23 degrees and everything is covered in a thick frost. Winter seems to be here. I just checked the weather at home in SC and discovered it is 20 degrees warmer there!
I am thinking......that sometimes it is good to look at things from a distance or different perspective.
I am thankful for.......all the dear friends God has given me who are like family.
I am wearing......pants and a shirt -I haven't dressed yet....
Remembering..... what a nice time I had visiting with people at church yesterday, then lunch with friends afterwords.
Listening to.....a sermon - see below.
I am going..... to have a quiet day. I want to write some emails, I might go to the library, and then do whatever else needs doing.
Noticing that....my knee has flared up and I'm limping again. I'm learning to be thankful for every pain free day.
I am currently reading.....my Bible, Matthew Henry's commentary on 2 Kings, Preparing To Be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl ( and had some good talks with Adri who is also reading this one), keep A Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Eliot, and Hind's Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard. The last is really good - I want to get my own copy.
Pondering these words....In Hannah Hurnard’s allegory, the shepherdess Much-Afraid earnestly wanted to go to the High Places, but she also battled fear:
“I am afraid,” she said. “I have been told that if you really love someone you give that loved one the power to hurt and pain you in a way nothing else can.”
“That is true,” agreed the Shepherd. “To love does mean to put your self into the power of the loved one and to become very vulnerable to pain, and you are very much-afraid of pain, are you not?”
I am hoping...... that Adri will feel better this week.
On my mind.....this sermon I just listened to - it's amazing - and it answered the question I asked weeks ago, "Where do you find Christ in the parable of the Prodigal Son?" The answer may surprise you....
Around the house....it's very quiet.
One of my favorite things~ coffee. Yesterday when we had lunch with friends their coffeemaker died resulting in none of us getting coffee....I was told maybe it was a sign, but I replied that I chose not to take it that way:-)
A few plans for the rest of the week .....I think it will be a quiet week. We have plans to visit with a friend on Wednesday, then with family on Saturday. Lord willing, I'll head back to SC on Saturday afternoon.
From my photo journal ~ the group photo of everyone who attended the Conference last summer.
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