I don’t really have any one particular topic to write about today, but there are a few things on my mind. So, as in true tradition [and obsessive habit] I thought I would make you a nice little list of some things on my mind.
I am so excited about the new Bible Studies I am participating in. Really. Like, ecstatic. We are studying “A Woman After God’s own Heart” on Sunday Nights and “Lies Women Believe” on Tuesday mornings. Both of these courses have workbooks-which are my favorite. I love having somewhere to write out my thoughts and all on a Lesson. Plus, it gives me a real agenda when I do my Quiet Times in the morning.
Our Mom’s Linc class is spending some quality time this year focusing on Bible Study. This is going to really help me in my own walk. I feel sometimes like I don’t always get anything out of the Bible when I read it. That’s part of the reason I like books. I study better and learn more when I have something to guide me. Ms. Joan [our mom “mentor”] is going to be teaching us how to study and how to really dig into God’s word on our own. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
Josh and I really love our new church. We are planning to officially join on Sunday. Josh would have done it on Sunday, but he wasn’t in his “Sunday Best” and wants to be dressed up when we join. There is a lot going on there and Josh and I are most likely going to be able to get involved and help out with the Youth Group [something we are both passionate about]. They are doing a class on Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” on Wednesdays that we are going to take, and they play Basketball on Thursday nights. Since I am at home almost all day, every single day, I am excited about the opportunity to join the human race outside of the confines of my home.
I have been starting my day off with some Quiet Time and Prayer everyday this week. And I’ll just tell you, since I’ve started doing that, I have noticed some very obvious changes in the way that my days have gone. I was accustomed to feeling completely overwhelmed by all that I needed to get done. Since I started out putting God first in the mornings, I have managed to get almost everything done. Monday was the first day that I started and it went FABULOUSLY! I got my Quiet Time in, my prayer time in, the menu plan made, the groceries bought [and put away of course], the house straightened up, blogs wrote, the bills paid & the laundry done. I felt extremely accomplished. God is showing me that if I turn to him first, he will bless me [and that goes for every aspect of my life].
Monkey Man is really growing up. He pushed himself to a standing position this morning for the first time. He didn’t pull up or anything. Just pushed up and stood. Naturally, he plopped back down on his rear end within 10 seconds, but still. That’s another step closer to walking [and me never, ever getting to slow down.] His birthday is coming up really soon. We are going home to Alabama the first week of November. That way Noah can trick-or-treat down here with the church and stuff. I picked out his costume. So excited! I’ll have to wait and show you guys pictures when I get it. It’s a little something I came up with on my own. It’s going to be really, really cute.
I’ve been on the organization kick the past few days. I still haven’t completely figured out how I want to do my Prayer Journal **Which means, I’m still in need of ideas for anyone who keeps one themselves.** And I have created a binder with all of my Bible Study tools in it. [I’m going to post pictures, so just stay posted.] I’m really excited about this. Everything is right there together and I don’t have to turn to 100 different books, notebooks, and folders to keep it all together. I can thank Tammie from Mom’s Linc for the inspiration, because that’s where that idea came from.
Okay. I guess that is all for now. Time to kick off the morning…despite the fact that it’s ridiculously dreary and gloomy and all I want to do is sit in bed and watch TV. I have 3 loads of laundry that need finishing. -One is on top of the dryer waiting to be folded, one is in the dryer waiting to be folded, and one is in the washer, plus there is another small load that I’ll have to do when Josh gets off.- I did have a Question…does anyone know of anywhere that takes Used Bibles? I am getting a new one in a few weeks (this one) and I don’t want to just set my other one aside if there is somewhere that would make good use out of it. So if anyone knows somewhere, please let me know.