04 January 2011

Plans for this week

  • veg out on the computer all day - check.
Tuesday~ my last all day at home weekday for the forseeable future :(
  • special teatime with Luke - check.
  • call Salvation Army to schedule pickup - check.
  • spend limited time on the computer working on lesson plans for HQ
  • spend majority some of the day cleaning & decluttering - check.
  • make meal plan & shopping list - check.
  • pizza for kids' dinner - check.
  • date with hubby - check.
  • grocery shopping - check.
  • work - check.
  • twelfth night - didn't do anything.
  • Epiphany/Three Kings Celebration - most likely postponed until Saturday
  • work - check.
  • work on lesson plans for HQ (left over from Tuesday)
  • work
  • put things out for Salvation Army 
  • pack away Christmas things
  • more decluttering & cleaning
  • try to get everything found, organized, and ready to go for next week

03 January 2011

A New Year Daybook

today i am . . .

the twinkle of the christmas tree lights
a solo cello CD given me by my 18year-old daughter, Abi
conversation between 11year-old son and husband

nightgown and terrycloth robe

for healing for my three asthmatic children and husband

2 Corinthians 9:6-11
personal goals for the new year
a rhythm and routine for housework & lessons

thankful for
twenty-two years of marriage to the perfect man for me
international flights that bring missionary daughters home
a husband that gets into the car at 9:30 at night for a 7-hour round trip at a moment's notice when 18year-old daughter's flight from chicago to austin is cancelled and she calls tearfully saying they can put her on a flight to houston, but she can't fly out of there until the next morning, and she just wants to come HOME
asthma meds
 one last week of some "down time"

thinking of
my daddy who died in 2002 and my mama who lives almost 2000 miles away and has advanced alzheimer's and how much i miss them both

a picture thought
gingerbread graham cracker houses on christmas eve
please visit her and read others

02 January 2011

Word for 2011

~my thoughts are the purple italic; definitions from dictionary.com~

 con·tent2 (accent on the 2nd syllable)

1.satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.  
~i want to be satisfied with what God has given me: husband, children, home, finances, gifts, abilities, opportunities, etc.
2.British . agreeing; assenting. 
~i want to agree with Him about His will for my life
3.Archaic . willing. 
~i want to be willing to do His will as he reveals it to me
–verb (used with object)
4.to make content: These things content me.
~i want to make myself content before Him
5.the state or feeling of being contented; contentment: His content was threatened.
~i want this to be my state 

at first, i did not want this to be confused with the more common pronunciation of the spelling:

con·tent1 (accent on the 1st syllable)

 but then i  read this definition: 
3.significance or profundity; meaning: a clever play that lacks content.
and it seemed to fit as well. 
~i do not want want my days to lack content, that is, significance or meaning.  
this happens all too often as i am slothful and tend to let things happen around me and then bemoan my time wasted, which leads me to be discontented

The LORD brought this passage of scripture to me as i was prayerfully considering this, and i want to meditate on it regularly.
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:

      “ He has dispersed abroad,
      He has given to the poor;
      His righteousness endures forever.”

10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. (2 Corinthians 9:6-11, New King James Version)