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For today…November 16, 2009

Outside my window…a soft pink sunrise reflecting a glorious day that the Lord has made.

I am thankful for…My Lord’s faithful grace and mercy despite my unworthiness

I am remembering…a family weekend in the big city * the Marine Corps birthday ball * a quiet chat with hubby on the front porch

Around the house…stacks of mail and travel clutter to attend to * new Bread Becker’s supplies * the comforts of home

I am hearing…a faint, whistling snore of the sleeping dog

On my mind…a busy week of school and errands * a strong desire to stay home and nest

Looking forward to…taking next week off  from studies * painting the family room * working in the garden * catching up with friends 

Pondering these words…“It’s no wonder that self-help books top the charts in Christian publishing and that counseling offices are overwhelmed. Our pride and our neglect of the gospel force us to run from seminar to seminar, book to book, counselor to counselor, always seeking but never finding some secret to holy living.  Most of us have never really understood that Christianity is not a self-help religion meant to enable moral people to become more moral. We don’t need a self-help book; we need a Savior. We don’t need to get our collective act together; we need death and resurrection and the life-transforming truths of the gospel. And we don’t need them just once, at the beginning of our Christian life; we need them every moment of every day.”  – Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson, Counsel from the Cross (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2009), 30.  from Of First Importance

I am readingThe Keeper of the Bees by Gene Statton-Porter

From the learning rooms…Omnibus I & III complete * lots of home economics

A few plans for the rest of the week…sneaking in some time to work on my cross-stitch project * getting some exercise

One of my favorite things…quiet, early mornings alone

Some Grif.Net humorQ. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a
little prophet.   😉

A friendly, Thanksgiving picture to share

funny pilgrims

Grace and peace!