February 5, 2011
Outside my window... A soft breeze making the bare limbs of my sycamore tree sway back and forth. The laurel is loaded with thousands of tiny white flowers! The breezes caused them to fall all over my car! This tree is fooled by the warm weather and will probably have to do this again before true spring is here. The sky is gray, dropping a soft, much needed rain. Robins don’t care at all. The puddle in the driveway makes a “free for all” bird bath.
I am thinking... About hope and faith! Strange that my laurel tree would bring a flood of thoughts like this. Spring will come and that which seems dead will burst forth in flowers. Hope that is not in vain, faith that lives in the light of tomorrow’s promise of new life!
I am thankful for... Second chances! Forgiveness! Encouragement to finish the race in spite of a horrible beginning!
From the learning room... Digging into 1 Peter. Pastor is going through the book in our Thursday night Bible study, so I’m “digging deeper” with an online Bible study by Kay Daigle. It helps for me to write things down. Especially answers to questions. I can slide past things too easily if I don’t put it on paper.
From the kitchen... Not sure yet ---- maybe a pot of navy beans with carrots and ham, a pan of biscuits, salad. . .
I am creating... Some greeting cards.
I am going... To the post office to mail my first chemo angel package.
I am reading... Diamonds in the Dust by Joni. It’s a daily devotional, but I just keep reading and reading. . . !
I am hoping... To follow through with memorizing at least 2 verses a week. I’m finding it doesn’t come as easy as it did when I was younger!!!!
I am hearing... The calming drips of the rain off my roof onto the dead leaves on the ground. Cars splashing through puddles on the road. A crow cawing. Buster snoring!
Around the house... Laundry going, already cleaned bathrooms. . .what’s next?
One of my favorite things... Rainy days! I love the sounds, the fresh smells. . .!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Week is about over. Haven’t even thought about next week.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Praying for my pastor and his wife.
Thank you, Lord, for such dedicated, faithful servants!
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