This week’s successes~
I’m rejoicing over the children sponsored from Precious’ project. It seemed like a pretty big undertaking when the idea first crossed my mind. How easily we forget…all things are possible when God is in it.
This week’s failures~
:deep breath: Gosh, there are so many…
My plans to get “back on track” were majorly derailed by a yucky sickness that invaded our house last Friday. First it took down my girls, then I got it. Achey, congestion, coughing… My plans to work out were squashed. My hopes to get the housework under control were wrecked. The Christmas tree and decorations are still up. My patience was thin. We only got to reading the Bible as a family one night in the last week.
I hit a wall a couple of days ago.
Romans 12:1 ~ fail. No wait, make that Fail with a capital F! It hit me like a brick in the forehead. “…present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice…” I can joke about eating chocolate for every meal in December, but the reality of it is not funny. I am creeping up to an all time high non-pregnancy weight. I am wearing elastic waistbands as much as possible. I am not comfortable in my own skin, which affects a WHOLE slew of other things. My attitude, my sense of self, my affections to my husband, my energy levels and therefore my productivity. Ugh, ugh, ugh.
It has GOT to change. It is going to take more than prayer, but lots of hard work. Romans 12:1 is the memory verse I am etching into my mind and putting on my refrigerator. Crave God, not Nutty Bars. Amen.
In other news~
Kaya got her ears pierced last Thursday. She’s gone back and forth about wanting them done. A couple of years ago, she decided to do it. We went to a local salon and she hopped up in the chair with a smile. As I watched the lady load the piercing gun, Kaya slipped out of the chair and headed for the door, white as a sheet.
At the end of December, she decided that she was ready. Really, truly ready. She did great!
On the way home from the mall, I stopped into a thrift shop and found a bunch of Christian books, including Beautiful in God’s Eyes by Elizabeth George. What a great book! I read it through once without taking any notes and now I plan to go through chapter by chapter and really soak it in.
I have also started prayer journaling in the beautifully decorated journal a friend gave to me on Christmas Eve. I pray daily, but find that my silent prayers to God sometimes drift off as I get sidetracked. Writing them down keeps me focused and seems to be helping.
Something that makes me smile~
I am a cheapskate. Really. So much so that I had to talk myself into splurging the $2 for the potted crocuses I found at grocery store last week. It is rare that I buy something, just for me, because I want it. I am glad I did, though. Our first crocus flowered yesterday and it really does make me smile.
One last thing that makes me smile~
I love me some David Crowder.