Monday, March 04, 2013

Musings While It's Barely Monday...

What I'm thinking: That life is wonderful, hard, special, difficult, beautiful, funny, enjoyable, work, and a huge big blessing. I am grateful for mine. How about you?

What I'm reading: I am slowly reading, Children of the Storm: The Autobiography of Natasha Vinsto the children. I am personally reading The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, Book 1).Now and then I read Christian fiction, and almost anything set in the time of Christ will interest me. I got it for free on my Kindle some time ago so I decided to start it. It is interesting enough to keep me reading so far. :)

What I'm listening to: My daughter is playing a variety of DubStep mixes for me. She has the most varied and interesting tastes in music and she likes to broaden my horizons. :)

What we're learning: We are wrapping up modern history!! I am wildly excited to finish it because that means we are going back to the ancients and I love studying the ancients! We have not been there for years and years so it should be a lot of fun. What is your favorite history time period? Do you have one? I cannot say I do--I love them all. :)

What I'm watching: We are wrapping up one of the best R.C. Sproul video series, Defending Your Faith. From the www.Ligonier.org website:

Thirty-Two 23-Minute Messages. Over 12 Hours of Teaching.

In Defending Your Faith: An Overview of Classical Apologetics with R.C. Sproul, Dr. Sproul surveys the history of apologetics and demonstrates that reason and science are your allies in defending the existence of God and the historical truth claims of Jesus Christ. He affirms four logical premises that are necessary for all reasonable discourse, and teaches you how to defend your faith in a faithless world. Furthermore, he points out that there are many levels on which to defend your faith, and shows how apologetics brings comfort and confidence to Christians of all ages. 

This series is designed for individual study, senior high school classes, homeschoolers, small study groups, and adult Sunday school classes. 

We have done this series as a family and have loved it. It is a challenging series and one that has opened up so many good conversations. The Christian faith is a sound logical faith, a gift of God. I highly recommend you look into this series! :)

What's cooking: I made the recipe for Easy Refried Beans. I have not usually added anything to my pintos when I make them for tostadas, but wow, these were wonderful. I will do this again!

What I'm buying: I went to the local thrift store today and we found some lovely skirts for my girls and two pretty dresses for my older daughters. It is such a blessing to be able to shop at thrift stores!

What I'm thankful for: My dear and beautiful girlfriends--every single one of them. The Lord has blessed me with all different kinds of wonderful ladies that encourage me, lift me up, love me, help me, pray for me, and set a beautiful example of godly friendship. I am sooo grateful for them all. If you are one of my girlfriends, and you are reading this, I am talking about YOU!

What I'm creating: I am making plans for our ancients study and our art study for our co-op. I am using some of the books from the Crew run that we are doing for Artistic Pursuits. Talk about wonderful art resources! They are not just how-to art instruction books, but full color resources with art history, and much more. I am very impressed by these amazing books!

What I'm praying: My dear husband has a job interview tomorrow afternoon. He was laid off a month ago and God is very gracious to give him a second interview with a company he would really like to work with.

What I'm planning: To work out every weekday of this week and next. I am determined to get into shape. Day one - done.

What we did this last weekend: I got to babysit three of the loveliest little berry girls while their parents got to swing dance! Then on Sunday we went to the best church ever, had some very nice fellowship, and went to a devotional service in a home for the elderly. After that, many of those that went came over for nachos. :) It was a beautiful day.

What I'm looking forward to: Our Saint Patrick's Day festivities with my whole family at my aunt's house. I can't wait!! My 94 year old 100% Irish grandma will be there. I have *such* fond memories of our yearly Saint Patrick's Day meals at her house growing up. I have replicated that for my own children and this year we get to spend it together! I am very grateful.

A picture to share:

When she was very young...

Time moves fast, mamas, love those children.


Jennifer Pepito said...

Great post Kate, I could almost picture myself in your front room surrounded by books and sweet children.
Hope your day is wonderful.

Kate said...

Thanks, Jennifer! :+)


Deborah said...

Did your husband get the job that he went to the interview for?

Loved the picture you shared.

Kate said...

Yes, Deborah, he did!! God is sooo good! He starts today!