Tomorrow, we welcome October with open arms. This is a crucial season for our country, isn't it? We are in the midst of the turmoil of an election season, the fear of a volatile economy, and yet we can be at peace.
We as Christians can know that we have one constant in the middle of all the change that may come. Our God will never change.
Things I have been cherishing and enjoying ...
- Hearing Daddy and Lena praying before bed.
- Having daily devotions with Lena and watching her learn about God.
- Watching Lena rush to help me get something that has fallen on the floor. What a helpful girl she is lately!
- The anticipation of approaching labor. Feeling those sharp pains that I remember - the time is quickly approaching ...
- Open windows with cool breezes that stir the curtains.
- The strong hands of my husband - perfect for a back rub!
- Starting some preschool activities with Lena - we sing songs, practice sitting at a desk, practice simple word recognition/reading, shapes and colors, and counting to twenty. We also do puzzles and building with blocks. I think I may be enjoying this even more then she is.
- Blueberry cobbler coffee - sooooo yummy.
- Doing Lena's hair and letting her play with mine!
- Movie nights with my husband.
- Having so much time to read lately.
- Quiet. (I know this won't last too much longer)
Along with the cherished moments I have been enjoying, I have definitely been disappointed in myself at times lately. I have allowed myself to become too easily irritated over small issues -- things that simply do not matter in the grand scheme of things. When I realize that I have been bogged down in those day to day irritations I am thankful that His compassions fail not, and that He is faithful to His children. How grateful I am that we have a merciful God.
I Chronicles 29: 11-13 "Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name."