Friday, July 18, 2008

Upate and random thoughts

Happy Friday! I hope you are all doing well. We are getting ready to have several friends over tonight--a group of us gets together every Friday, and tonight is our turn to host. I'm really looking forward to grilling out, letting the kids go fishing, and maybe even taking them out in the little row boat. :-)

Life is still crazy here. In addition to the conference planning, I am now starting to plan the MOPS year, and I am getting ready to start a new moms' ministry at my church... and I'm meeting with some women at my church to talk about starting a mentoring ministry as well. Oh, and I have approximately 5, 124 projects that I need to do here a home too. :-) Well, maybe not that many exactly, but I don't think it's far off. Yesterday I sat down to make a to-do list, and four of the tasks on the list were to make to-do lists for other things!

Oh, and my husband and I are considering taking on a new business venture--mainly one for me, but he's very supportive of it. The timing could be very good financially, but I'm afraid I might not be able to keep all of my plates spinning if I do that. Prayers for wisdom and direction on that are much appreciated!

Oh! Before I forget! I found this post about kids' beds a few days ago, and I've been dying to share it with you ever since. Aren't these beds awesome??? This is my favorite.

I don't know if I've shared about the Weight-Loss Challenge on here, but it's a little invention of my hubby's that has been really cool for us all. Today is my 13th day in a row of working out! Well, it will be, as soon as I make it to the gym. We're actually ready to walk out the door right now, but I just realized that the child care doesn't open for another hour, so now I'm stalling. :-)

For weeks now I've been wanting to start a "Wordless Wednesday" post with a pic or two, but I keep forgetting until Thursday. :-) So rather than stall any longer, I thought I'd go ahead and share this pic of Matt. We went to an Italian American Festival last weekend, and a live band was playing. Both kids had a BLAST dancing, but this pic of Matt is especially funny.

Have you ever read a passage of Scripture and just felt the presence of God wash over you? For the past few days I have been reading and rereading Romans 12:9-21 (and especially 9-16). I'm not sure why they are impacting me so much at this particular point, but every single time I read it I feel a wave of peace and release. Every time I sit down near my Bible, I just have to pick it up and read that passage again.

And the main reason I'm writing... I just wanted to share this post with you today. I had a few "bad mommy" moments yesterday, and Stephanie's words really spoke to me.

Have a great weekend! God bless...


Courtney said...

Those beds are all so cute. I'm going to go read that scripture now.

Courtney said...

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