Thursday, December 18, 2008

Catchin' Up...

Good morning, happy Thursday! My 5 year old was sick yesterday... still a little today but much, much better. My Almost-8-year old has been pushing the limits for the past couple weeks. Probably Christmas coming... he also found out recently that he wouldn't be seeing his biological dad until after the holidays, like WAY after the holidays. Poor kiddo.
We have an anual Christmas party with all the extended relatives. We're doing it at our house this year. I thought I was just volunteering the place, but ended up having to be the time/date coordinator as well. I guess that makes sense. But we finally, just this morning, found a day/time that seems like it will work for everyone. That took a week.
Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, not much Bible Study. There was a Proverbs 31 Ministry e-mail devotional recently that asked the question, "Are you ready for Christmas?" And how most of us respond with our lists of what we have left to do for the festivities. But am I ready, READY, for Christmas? Have I been preparing my heart? Have I been feasting on His Word? Have I quieted my heart to listen to His voice instead of all the hustle and bustle? Have I been teaching my children about Christmas and all that it means?
Today is a house-cleaning day... Physically clean the kitchen... and spend some time with my Saviour to "clean" my heart.
I may even turn off my computer. :)

8 comments:

Hope a.k.a. Ernestine said...

Dear Jenny,

That is a difficult task coordinating everyone’s schedules! Good to hear things are beginning to smooth out for you.

Oh yes, turn off the computer…that is just what I have to do everyday to keep focused on all that needs to be done; otherwise I can be tempted to just check on someone or something and before I know it…well, you get the picture.

Happy Thursday to you!
Psalm 118:24
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Happy cleaning, too!
Love, Hope :)

Sandy said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! I was wondering if you got the book I mailed you. I'm glad you are reading it. :)

BTW, I ordered that from Amazon...and I noticed that another book I ordered from there that was supposed to be "like new" has numerous markings and writings in it. So I apologize if I sent you a book that looks "used". UUGGGGHHH... I didn't look through it before I mailed it out.

Live and learn.

Anyway, have a fabulous holiday!

Blessings,
Sandy Cooper
www.godspeakstoday.blogspot.com

a woman found said...

Hi Shoe Momma :)

I just wanted to officially say hi and bye. That is, I see that you follow my blog and I wanted to take the time before the year is over to say thank you for visiting my place. I hope to get to know you and the others who visit my blog better in 2009.

May the Lord bless you as you continue to serve and worship HIM!

Merry Christmas,
Sheila

Hope a.k.a. Ernestine said...

Dear Jenny,

Thank you for all the comments you leave for me. you are so much fun, and you always make me smile!

I hope you have a memorable and happy Christmas vacation with your family.

I love you!
Hope :)

momstheword said...

Amen, sister. It's so very easy to get caught up in the celebration that we forget Who we're celebrating!

Hope a.k.a. Ernestine said...

Dear Jenny,

How are you today?

Dear, Father, please keep your hand upon Jenny and all her household today. Please giver her your love and peace and grace throughout this Christmas holiday. Show your love through her to all that come in contact with our precious Jenny. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

I do so appreciate you, Jenny!

Love, Hope :)

Hope a.k.a. Ernestine said...

Dear Jenny,

I just saw you had posted this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEijLTB1a84
nine hours ago, and I tried to go listen to it, but it said it was no longer available.

So, I listened to this one:
I WILL SING OF MY REDEEMER-FERNANDO ORTEGA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K5vQY67c6k&feature=related

The voice and music were so simple and pure. This made me weep.

Love you, Hope :)

JesusRulzMe said...

Hello precious Jenny,

I'm confident the Lord was kind to you and helped you to remember to get quiet with the Lord as you teach your children WHY, rather WHO we celebrate at Christmas...the Christ child, not the "get things done" child. :-)

I LOVE your heart and I'm so grateful to God for your sharing!

Love you dear one,
Sunny