I am reading . . . this free eBook from Desiring God of daily readings for Advent, Good News of Great Joy
The “No Vacancy” signs over all the motels in Bethlehem were for your sake. . . . Yes, God could have seen to it that Jesus have a room at his birth. But that would have been a detour off the Calvary road.
– John Piper
I am wondering . . . what speed the news traveled of Jesus’ birth compared to how fast our words travel today (for this December series on Do Not Depart)
I am enjoying . . . Allegiant, the last book in the Divergent trilogy
I feel like myself, strong and weak at once—allowed, at least for a little while, to be both.
I am thankful . . . Jeff and I got to watch the Iron Bowl in Auburn last Saturday in the basketball arena for free since we didn’t have tickets for the stadium (and it was AUsome!)
I am remembering . . . how totally, totally excited everyone was during the last second, ourselves included! We’ll never forget it. Neither will Jenna and her friends.
[if you don’t see the video, watch here “Auburn Beats Alabama, Everyone Goes Nuts“]
I am looking forward to . . . the SEC Championship football game this Saturday between Auburn and Missouri
I am hearing . . . a beautiful new Christmas song written by one of our worship ministers that we learned in choir this week
I can hear heaven singing
I can hear the angels’ song
I am thinking about . . . attending the Songwriters’ Showcase on Sunday night to hear 12 new songs from 12 people in the worship ministry (amazed that they can do that; reminiscing about good times altering lyrics with a gifted brother)
I am hoping . . . I’ll pull it together to finish memorizing the last 3 verses in Ephesians 1 this week and next; it’s gotten incredibly hard
I am pondering these words . . .
We tend to forget that our real gift is not so much what we can do, but who we are.
– Henri Nouwen
I am creating . . . the remainder of my Christmas shopping list while failing to mesh it with those words above
A few plans for the weekend . . . a cold Outdoor Church on Saturday morning at Manna House and watching football Saturday afternoon in my warm living room
One of my favorite things . . . an impromptu shopping trip this week with my s-i-l, niece, and great niece to buy our m-i-l’s gift
A picture to share . . . this sweet girl I get to spend time with (who is a much less whiny shopper than me!)
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What’s happening in your day today?
The Simple Woman’s Daybook
…where every day is a blank page
- The Needs of 3 Women
- Ripple out – In memory of Jim Brinkerhoff