Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Julianne takes classes at a local co-op two times a week. The new catalog is now in and it's time to make decisions on what classes she needs next year. Eeek! She needs Spanish 1, Algebra 1, Biology, U.S. History and Writing/Literature. Since the co-op only offers 4 class periods and some of the classes are at the same time, I need to decide what she's going to take there and what we'll do at home. I know for sure that Biology and Algebra will be at school. After daily tears with Jessica over math, I vowed never to teach it at home. Haha! So far, so good!!
I also need to register for the state convention that is coming up in June--which is not as far away as it seems! I really don't see many workshops that I'm interested in attending, so I may just sign up for the 3-day shopping pass.
Ok, things are crazy right now because Jessica is over on her day off so she can upload a bunch of software to her new :pink: laptop! Julianne is down here working on her folder on the book (The Bronze Bow) she just finished in Writing/Literature. It is always hilarious when the three of us are together. Much love and laughter.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
The last two weeks we've been studying the blessings of prayer in the life of a woman. Here are the blessings that come from a life rich in prayer:
~the blessing of greater faith
~the blessing of greater peace
~the blessing of greater purity
~the blessing of greater confidence in decision making
~the blessing of greater contentment
~the blessing of greater ministry through prayer
~the blessing of greater dependence on God
~the blessing of a humble heart
~the blessing of a joyful spirit
~the blessing of improved relationships
Those sound like blessings I want to cultivate!! How about you?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Guard my life, for I am devoted to You.
You are my God; save Your servant who trust in You.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to You all day long.
Bring joy to Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift my soul.
You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to You.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my trouble I
will call to You, for You will answer me.
Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; no deeds can compare with Yours.
All the nations You have made will come and worship before You, O Lord; they
will bring glory to Your name. For You are great and do marvelous deeds; You along are God.
Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify Your name forever. For great is Your love toward me;
You have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
The arrogant are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life--men without regard for You.
But You, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant Your strength to Your servant and save the son of Your maidservant. Give me a sign of Your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for You, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
I'm headed out to do some errands and to get ready for our fellowship group tonight. It's been a while since we've met because so many people have been sick. There is a terrible flu going around church right now. Thankfully, we haven't been blessed with it!
This past Sunday we started a series on the book of Philippians. I've been trying to read it each day to get it into my mind and thoughts. What thought has been in my mind today? Philippians 1:27a--"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." The NIV Study Bible says "worthy of the gospel" is appropriate to the standards and goals given with the gospel.
I pray that as I am out and about this afternoon that I would conduct myself in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.