On my to do list for today:
* Finish cleaning out our closet
* Clean the bathroom
* Laundry (Question: Have I ever compiled a to do list without listing laundry? I’m thinking not.)
* A trip to the store
So far, I have sat in front of the computer catching up on the (literally) hundreds of blog posts backed up in my reader. And drinking coffee. Totally appropriate activities for “no school” days, don’t you think?
To my credit, I did make out chore lists for the boys, lists which they have yet to complete or even begin. I wonder from whence they learned such procrastination?
Don’t answer that.
I’m still reading Les Miserables, but I’m getting a little wearied just by the sheer length of it. My weariness isn’t helped by the books I received lately, some of which I’ve been DYING to read!
This week’s Spectacular Sins chapter? Lisa called it the “No Wimp Zone”, an apt title! Watch for my post later; the main discussion post over at Lisa’s has been delayed…
Hey, here’s a question: We are halfway through Brokenness in our Bible study group, which means it’s time to be thinking about what’s next. Any recommendations? Ideally, our next study needs to be about 6-8 weeks long, we might can do 10–I’ll have to check the calendar to be sure.
Yesterday my pastor preached on Jesus’ miracle in feeding the 5,000. He told the story of the Lord’s provision at a time when he was poor and without the resources to even pay his (cheap, in his words) rent. His passionate plea to trust the Lord as our Provider struck me as I realized that so often we seek the Lord’s provision in regard to the things we want and take it for granted in regard to the things we need. We wonder and worry over whether He will provide a job we love, a calling that brings significance and success, or enough money to pay for the bigger house we want to buy. Food to eat and a roof over our head, we take these provisions for granted because we are so enamored with the stuff of this world.
Just this morning I read the psalmist’s words, “I have never seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.” Our God provides! May our trust in His provision set us free from the idols of this world to love and treasure Christ above all things!