28 degrees … but feels like 15 degrees.
On my reading pile:::
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
and for “mindless” reading The Cabinet of Curiosities by Preston & Child
On my TV:::
a DVD we got from Vision Forum for Christmas – Pilgrim’s Progress: Journey to Heaven
On the menu for this week:::
I’d really like to try menu planning more this year … Unfortunately, as school starts up again tomorrow, so does the busy-ness that keeps us from being able to sit around the table & eat as a family. I’m really going to have to think more about our schedule and how our meals fit into it.
On my to do list:::
Finish painting my bathroom cabinet, replacing hardware, and taking down border/painting walls! I’m taking my 1988 bathroom into the 2000’s!
Looking around the house:::
My living room & dining room are actaully fairly picked up! I’ve caught up on laundry and dishes … but that’s only because we’ve been on a 2 week Christmas Break – and everyone has been home to help me out.
From the camera:::
my advent wreath on Christmas morning
Something fun to share:::
We had a nice Christmas … and despite keeping things “simple” this year, I think everyone got something they really wanted as a present! We really made an effort to keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas – and I am hopeful that our focus remained on THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!
On my prayer list:::
Many families who are bereaved and hurting this holiday season:
a former member of our church was killed in a freak railroad accident on December 19. He left behind a wife and 5 daughters. He was my age, which really brings reality home that we just never know when God will choose to call us Home. We are thankful this man had a testimony that he had a personal relationship with Jesus!
A friend of my sister-in-law’s had a brain tumor and died in surgery the week before Christmas … She was not yet 40 years old and had 4 children.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
from Psalm 37