Outside my window…another foggy frosty morning. I sure am looking forward to the sunshine and warmer weather forecasted for later in the week
I am thinking…how the teaching we received this past weekend at our marriage retreat applies to all the relationships in our home
I am thankful…for my husband. For the strong arm he put around me, that felt like a shelter, during what used to be a very difficult topic for me
In the kitchen…the remnants of the weekend’s untouched food, as we were all absent or busy
I am going…to (in)RL 2014, or at least registered and planning to. I got so nervous after registering and finding a local meet up, that I clicked off the page before joining the meetup!
I am wondering…where our family is going to end up as this season comes to a close. My beloved has worked away from home, renting homes and apartments where my name isn’t on the lease, for several years. This weekend we were asked to “put a stake in the ground” for our marriage. My stake in the ground was named “under the same roof”.
I am reading…Say Good Bye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine, Undaunted by Christine Caine, The Art of Marriage by Family Life Ministries,Perfectly Unique by Annie Downs,and Love Does by Bob Goff
I am hoping… That the lessons I learned this weekend on hospitality, kindness and service take root in my heart and in the hearts of my children
I am looking forward to…Co-op classes! And Valentine’s Day. I have a different menu planned from our traditional one and am looking for a movie to watch that deviates from the same one for the last 10 years (Lady and the Tramp). Any suggestions for a good chick flick that is clean and pure?
Around the house…quiet as my daughters work on their school lessons. And tidiness. The 2 who were home all weekend while the rest of us were away cleaned several rooms!
A favorite quote for today…”To be able to look forward to a lifelong, thriving marriage, you must have a clear understanding of the gospel. Without it, you cannot see God, yourself, or your marriage for what they truly are. The gospel is the fountain of a thriving marriage.” Dave Harvey, from When Sinners Say “I Do
A picture from this weekend…
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