Thursday, November 29, 2012


The night before last the dog woke me up at midnight and I didn't get back to sleep until after 3 AM, only to wake up a few hours later.  I felt tired, but not overly.  I made myself stay up yesterday until my regular bedtime and then promptly fell asleep last night.  I got a pretty good night's sleep and even slept in a little this morning.  So, why am I so tired this afternoon??????  This is one of those days where I'm feeling pretty emotional.  Don't ask me why?  Not because I wouldn't want to tell you, just because I don't really know.  Maybe lack of sleep catching up with me.   Maybe my husband 60 hour weeks or this week's 70 hours has something to do with it. 

Tera had her annual checkup today.  She has grown 3 inches since last year.  She got her 7th grade booster shot, so we're all set for next school year.  We went to Chick-fil-A afterwards for a mommy/daughter lunch.  Although, we had to hurry to get back home, it was still nice!

I've taken a break from letter of the week with Michael until after Christmas.  I purchased Truth in the Tinsel ebook, so we'll start that next week. This advent devotional with daily scriptures, crafts and activities should be very exciting for him.  I bought the ornament templates in addition to the set for Tera and Daniel to participate.

We've started our daily Jesse tree devotional and will start Advent on Saturday.  Tomorrow night is our town's tree lighting program.  It will be the first time we've ever attended.  Tera and I recently joined the CCI (Citizens for Community Involvement) which is an organization that provides food baskets and presents to needy families in our local community.  The CCI is also in charge of the tree lighting, so we'll be baking cookies tomorrow (or maybe later tonight if I get enough motivation) for part of the refreshments.  It will be a nice kick-off to our advent season.  

I've got several posts in my head that I need to get worked out.  I should be doing that now, but I'd rather ramble....

I've been praying this scripture found in Ephesians 3 for my family this week:
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.  I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.   Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.  May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.   Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

I'm overwhelmed by the fact that God is with me me peace that transcends how I'm feeling in this moment, hope for a future and grace when I just can't seem to get it all right (which by the way is most of the time).  



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