Outside my window...it's overcast and the sky is lightening with sunrise.
I am thinking... about the day at hand.
I am thankful... for my wonderful husband.
In the kitchen... split pea soup and bread. Yum.
I am wearing... jeans, green long-sleeved tshirt and matching sweatshirt.
I am creating... not much.
I am going... to the library and Wal-mart. Books and dishwasher soap.
I am wondering... what projects we'll do today.
I am reading... A Severe Mercy. I'm almost done.
I am hoping... Jason feels better. Nasty cold :(
I am looking forward to... M-girl's birthday in a couple of weeks. Eight!
I am learning... about joy.
Around the house... you don't really want to know.
I am pondering... joy. I'm not the most "up" or "cheery" person you've ever met. Am I projecting the joy of being a Christian? I often wonder about being intentional about behaviors that should naturally flow from submission to Christ. Is that cheating? or is that working out salvation with fear and trembling? is it showing that you aren't in Christ if you mold yourself because that's how you think you ought to be instead of what? Aren't you glad you asked?
A favorite quote for today...
"An important insight struck us --Davy and me -- one day when we realised that our friends, though Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran wer united by far more -- mere Christianity, as Lewis would put it --than divided them. 'And they're all so--so happy in their Christianity,' said Davy. And I said, 'Could it be -- that happiness -- what's called "Christian joy", do you think?' That night I wrote in our Journal:
The best argument for Christianity is Christians: tehir joy, their certainty, their completeness. But the strongest argument against Christianity is also Christians -- when they are sombre and joyless, when they are self-righteous and smug in complacent consecration, when they are narrow and repressive, then Christianity dies a thousand deaths. But, though it is just to condemn some Christians for these things, perhaps, after all, it is not just, though very easy, to condemn Christianity itself for them. Indeed, there are impressive indications that the positive quality of joy is in Christianity -- and possibly nowhere else. If that were certain, it would be proof of a very high order."--Sheldon Vanauken in A Severe Mercy pg 85
One of my favorite things... Apple Cider. I've been enjoying some this fall already :)
A few plans for the rest of the week... it's still soccer season. We have snacks for a game tonight. We have soccer and chorus and piano this week.
A peek into my day...
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