Thursday, February 21, 2013

Early February Musings

Found a part-time job.  Looking forward to having some income.  Craig is still seeking employment.

Falling behind on the Bible reading.

Keeping up with SSMT, Prayer Dare, Hello Mornings.  Added a Lent devotional.  

Staying busy with all the kids.  Loving my life!  Well, most of it anyway.

Here are Craig and my girls at the Daddy/Daughter Banquet at church and the other picture is of Joe and myself at the True Love Waits banquet the following week.

Here is what I have been wearing the last couple of weeks:

Ready for church:  Target sweater, knit skirt and red heels, LL Bean tee-shirt, herringbone tights from TJ Maxx, necklace from Sue Peyton's

Ready for a job interview:  Casual Corner jacket, Dress Barn blouse, gray trousers, Liz Claiborne shoes.  (not really liking how those trousers are hanging...)

Target sweater, Liz Claiborne striped shirt, Liz jeans, Merrell shoes, same necklace as above

Here's an old pic of my sister Melody and her husband, Russell, from about 8 months before she passed away. Love this pic of her. She was so happy!  So glad my cousin Charles shared this with me!

Siesta Scripture Memory Team verse...

My oldest daughter turned 13!  Here she is getting ready for cake after a delicious dinner at Copeland's and enjoying a sweet visit with my Mom.  

May your week be blessed!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Spiritual things and books

I am doing many spiritual things right now...sometimes I wonder if it's a bit much, but I am being blessed by all of it, so I shall continue.

  1. 2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team
  2. The Hello Mornings Challenge at Inspired to Action
  3. The Prayer Dare at A Royal Daughter
I am also trying to read more.  So far I have read The Pioneer Woman, an interesting and quick-for-me read,  by Ree Drummond~a popular blogger, cookbook author and now my 5 year old's favorite TV star (  I have many, many books on my to-be-read list!

The non-fiction choice I am delving into now is Mark Batterson's The Circle Maker.  It's on loan from my local library, so I am making more of an effort to read it than I seem to do with books from my personal collection.  The major problem with using a borrowed book is that I am having to take notes versus just highlighting what I think is worth remembering.  Four chapters in and I have 4 pages of notes.

Trying again to read the Bible through.  That's a goal I've had for many years and never quite accomplished.  I am using
and Prof. Horner's Bible Reading System (a reading plan you can sign up for at the site).  I am trying to read the chapters out loud, it keeps my attention a bit better and I believe that speaking the Word of God is a good thing to do.  I am about 24 days behind, but it can be done in 250 days, so there is some grace! 

I have also joined twitter...@thumperkin2

Y'all make it a great day!