Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday’s This & That

Outside of my window… the sky is a dreary grey and everything is wet from a morning rain.  It was so dark out this morning that I slept in an hour later than usual.
Around the house… my girls are munching breakfast at the table, chatting and giggling with each other. My mother-in-law’s cockatiel is adding his two cents with random chirps and calls. Britt Nicole’s new album, Gold, is playing.  Between the uplifting music and the coffee by my side, I should be fully awake in no time!
Highlights of the past week…
  • Finding a like-new pair of Dansko sandals at the thrift for $1.00.  They are snazzy and extremely comfortable!
  • Luna Blue, the baby of the family, learned how to ride a two wheeled bike without training wheels.  On so many occasions, I had tears come to my eyes thinking of how quickly our girls grow up on us!
  • Twice this week, our Kaya has shown incredible generosity towards her little sister.  Kaya has always been such a caring and giving girl and it blesses me to see her make decisions to give selflessly.
Upcoming plans… This weekend is the annual retreat for Compassion International Advocates!  This will be my third retreat since becoming an advocate and I just cannot wait. I love being in the fellowship of others who have a passion for this organization!  Tomorrow  night we will have a Fellowship Dinner open to advocates, sponsors and those looking to learn more about Compassion.  We’ll hear more about the program and also hear from a young man who went through the program as a child.
On Saturday, the day is set aside for advocates to learn the latest info about Compassion and encourage one another in steps we can take to share Compassion with others.  I will share about our conference next week!
Prayer requests… I cannot get too specific, but you may know our family is going through a difficult time.
The battle rages within us, moment by moment.  If I am not careful, I can get swallowed up in stress and worry and let it affect me emotionally and physically.  We’re continually reminding ourselves that we do not battle against flesh and blood.
The current radio series by Chip Ingram of Living on the Edge has been extremely helpful.  If you’re in the midst of a battle right now, or if you see one on the horizon, you might want to click here and take a listen to Diabolical.
Some photos to share from the week…
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We received a new picture of little Madina from Uganda this week.
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We were also blessed with an updated picture of Precious in Ghana! I put together a quick side-by-side to show just how much she has grown and changed. I see a girl who is confident and strong in this newest picture.
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Well, off to finish my coffee and get started on this day! I hope that your day is blessed and the upcoming weekend is a wonderful one for you!
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