Outside of my window… it has been snowing intensely all morning. While it is a fine snow, it is really adding up. The forecast called for a possible foot in our area, so it is a wonderful day to snuggle in here at home. The birdfeeder outside is hopping with at least two dozen birds of various species. I love the vibrant cardinals against the backdrop of snow covered trees.
Around the house… my girls are watching PBS kids and the dogs are snoring by the woodstove.
This week’s accomplishments… I joined Spark People and have been tracking my food intake and workouts. I am thrilled that, in the last week, I have lost over 5 pounds as well as 1.5 inches from my waist. Tracking my food has really helped me get a handle on my compulsive and gluttonous eating. I am proud that I’ve been able to stick with daily workouts for over 4 weeks now and I am feeling strong and energetic.
This week’s failures… I still struggle with patience with my girls at times. This is something I need to pray about and be mindful of at all times.
Weekend plans… I am so excited to have a date with my husband tomorrow! One of my favorite things to do as a Compassion Advocate is to work Compassion tables at concerts and events. It is even MORE fun when I am able to bring Jay along with me. Tomorrow, we will go to a nearby Denver and the Mile High Orchestra show. I better put on my dancing shoes! (If you’re interested in possibly joining Compassion’s Advocate Network, check out this post I wrote about it recently.
This week’s Happy Dances (Compassion Mail)…
We received two letters from Precious in Ghana.
We learned that the project organized a Christmas party for the children in the project. Precious now helps by sweeping the project center and told us that she things our God is so amazing. :) Precious asked how we were able to find sponsors for her friends. She asked if it is was all by prayers or by some other ways. She shared that she has a growing interest in gospel songs. Like she does quite a bit, Precious prays for Jay’s work. She has expressed a hope that was can sponsor her for a very long time.
She shared Proverbs 11:24 with us. “One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”
We also received a letter from Rodrigo in Bolivia.
“I greet you in the name of Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for always writing to me. I tell you that I traveled to the town of my mother and I saw the sheep, the cows and the pork. (lol!) At Christmas, we celebrated the birth if Jesus. I like what you write to me. On Sundays, my family and I go to church and I like to praise Jesus and he blesses me. (Awww!) Dear ones, I am well with my family. I will pray for you so that you do well with your work. Take care a lot. I always bring you in my heart. (Again, awwww!) With affection, see you soon. Love, Rodrigo”
Rodrigo is such a sweet boy! He just melts my heart.
Have you heard from any of your Compassion kids recently? Leave a comment and tell us about your letter!
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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!