Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
03 August 2011
Status Report: August
Drinking...a cup of tea. I was recently introduced to black tea with mint. It's delicious. But the weather was too awful to head outdoors for mint leaves today so this is just the usual English Breakfast with a dash of milk. I've actually reduced the amount of tea I drink lately...and feeling much better for it too.
Thinking...it has been a long time since I posted anything.
Watching...Masterchef and have absolutely loved following the progress of a dear friend's sister competing on it. But I will be SO glad when Sunday's finale is screened, the tv can be turned off (for a very long time) and the evenings can be reclaimed. And to the young member of this family who asked if we were going to watch "The Renovators" next, the answer is no.
Figuring...there may be a link between the "Thinking" and the Watching"...
Falling behind...in my daily Bible reading. (This however is not linked to the "Watching.") About a week behind at the moment. Hoping to have caught up by the end of the month. Currently in Chronicles, the 20s Psalms and Mark. And loving our current sermon and Bible study series on Deuteronomy.
Wondering...if anyone has used the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan and if so, what you thought of it? I'm wondering if I will give it a go for next year.
Reading..."Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History" by Diana Lynn Severance. I'm fairly sure I'll be mentioning this one again.
Spurred on...by a post I read about looking to God in prayer for grace for the immediate now and not being concerned with or distracted by the list of things that need to be done by the end of this week or next week. I can seek His grace for the end of the week things at the end of the week. It's trying to live out Matthew 6:34. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Anticipating...writing a post on an excellent book I read during the holidays. Soon. Maybe after Sunday!!!
Also anticipating...tackling the room in our house dubbed "the horrible stuff room." It was the room where we lobbed all the difficult to place stuff when we first moved here three and a half years ago. It has been added to since then, but rarely subtracted from. I have had the bright idea of giving that room 15 minutes of my attention each week and seeing where I am with it by the end of the year. Fifteen minutes a week surely won't do me in...
Copying...Rebecca and trying to decide if I will do a status report every month.