Outside my window . . . it’s been a cold, cold winter (for Alabama anyway)–we even had a little snow (we take what we can get)
I am thinking . . . more about discrimination in various forms
I am thankful for . . . a godly young Auburn senior (and now valued friend) who’s graciously helping me understand how discrimination looks among his generation today
I am going . . . to hear this same young man sing the National Anthem soon at an Auburn sporting event, then hear him, Jenna, and others sing in the Auburn Gospel Choir for the Black History concert two days later
I am spending . . . more time lately with babies (not sure if it makes me feel younger or older)
I am listening . . . to Pray as You Go when I can’t sleep, a new-to-me, ~10 minute podcast by British Jesuits (fabulous accents) with scripture, prayer, and music
I am eating . . . Cadbury Creme Eggs already (my spring favorite) thanks to this creative gift from Jeff I found on the kitchen counter one night
I am resolving . . . to stop straying so far off my reading list for 2014, but it’s all good
I am reading . . . my first book by the Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium, and my first novel by Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed (neither are on my 2014 reading list, btw)
I am praying . . . the new campus of Church of the Highlands will be a light for Jesus to my community for a long time to come
I am pondering these words . . .
The doldrums flourish when we’re focused on doing rather than being. We forget that real life happens internally more than externally. We would rather do something than be something.
– Fresh Air by Chris Hodges, Highlands pastor, (this book actually is on my reading list)
One of my favorite things . . . spending time with the Four Corners, my best buddies from childhood–our annual slumber part is tonight
A few plans for the weekend . . . getting to serve a sit-down dinner for the homeless tomorrow at the King’s Banquet
A picture for thought . . . the unpredictability of life and death . . . we lost Adam (far left), 18-yrs-old, last week to a mysterious illness that hijacked his body. The picture is from Jenna’s Jr/Sr class trip to NYC in 2012. I bonded with Adam when he (like me) didn’t want to go to the top of the Rockefeller Center because of his fear of heights. May you enjoy the spectacular view now, Adam.
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What’s happening in your day today?
The Simple Woman’s Daybook
…where every day is a blank page
- The tale of two babies
- Memorizing Isaiah 55:4