A photo thought…
Outside my window… I can hear the wind ripping through the bare treetops and know that it will be a chilly day despite the sunshine.
I am thinking… of Lent which begins next Wednesday. What we will give up as a family and what I may do personally. I have always loved the solemnity of Lent and the way it encourages me to sacrifice and refocus my priorities. Plus, I absolutely adore Easter and the pastels of flowers it ushers into the world.
I am wearing… black yoga pants, black tee-shirt, magenta zip-up hoodie.
I am hearing…sounds of builders using a nail gun across the street, my two-year-old playing at his Thomas train table and still, the wild wind.
I am thankful for…my friend's husband returning from a long deployment, my toddler potty training in one day (!) and sweet, fresh blueberries for my Grape Nuts cereal this morning.
I am going… to Zumba this afternoon. So much fun and silliness. Grown women playing air guitar while doing the salsa - hilarious and strangely addicting.
I am hoping…for Terri's healing. Her benefit raised over $12,000 on Sunday!
I am praying for… my niece who is making her confirmation this Spring, my son who will have first holy communion in May and for my littlest son who can't catch a break ~ three sets of stitches and now three wasp stings at less than three years of age!!! Who knew the wasps were already out in February?
I am reading…Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. It is a love story set in modern-day England with a modern-day twist. If you like British TV and movies you'd love this book. It makes for a gentle yet thoughtful escape from more serious non-fiction reading.
I am pondering… 2 Peter 16-21 (NLV)
For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy." We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain. Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet's own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.
God is leading me… deeper into scripture.
In the kitchen…I believe some Blueberry Bliss Muffins are in the near future. Dinners this week are mostly leftovers and easy meals like tacos and sandwiches.
Around the house…today is Upstairs Day. Time to clean all the upstairs rooms and put things back in order. This may take two days!
One of my favorite things… mail in the mailbox. April is National Card and Letter Writing month. What a great excuse to dig out the old stationery box, stamps and your favorite pen. Better yet - time to go shopping for some new writing supplies!
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