It is . . . the evening of September 4, 2011
Outside my window . . . the sun has dropped low in the sky, but not quite sunset yet. The temps have also dropped; we're expecting a high of 75 tomorrow.
I am hearing . . . the clink and clank of his dog tag every time my puppy moves
I am wearing . . . khaki shorts, OU football t-shirt, no shoes, hair up in a clip
I am creating . . . a life of order, and more space in my days
I am looking forward to . . . a Labor Day picnic with my husband
I am thankful . . . that God's ways are not my ways, and that when I yield to his ways I always find that they are good and right. So much time has been wasted in resisiting what I perceived would be difficult to do only to find out that his burden really is light, just as he said it would be.
I am praying . . . for the leadership of our church as we look for our new pastor. Our pastor gave his resignation this morning to answer a new call on his life.
I am hoping . . . recent trends will continue, and that the new routines I've established won't be short lived.
I am remembering . . . when I gave my life to Jesus and accepted with full belief that he is who he says he is. I was 9 years old.
I am noticing that . . . bloggers are starting to talk about fall. I'm not ready for that.
I am reading . . . Romans
Words to think about . . . "For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your hear that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, 'Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed.' " ~ Romans 10:9-11
A moment from my week . . . a sweet date out with my husband to a Mom and Pop pizza joint and an old fashioned twin theatre. We went to see a children's movie. We were the only adults in the theatre who were not attached to several little ones!
Something you may not know about me . . . I went to my first movie when I was in high school. It was ET. Although I spent many, many years enjoying every movie I could see at the theatre, I rarely find myself there anymore. It really used to be a favorite pastime for me, but the Lord really convicted me about spending my time and money to watch things that were not conducive to my spiritual growth. I decided that if the lifestyles that were depicted in the movie were not acceptable for my own life, then I didn't need to watch other people living that way either. So as a result it is a rare movie that will actually bring me into the theatre. They are out there, but they are rare. I found out about one such movie from my friend Brooke at Mountain Mama. The movie is called Courageous. It looks like something I will definitely be checking out. Go to her blog for more information about it!
One of my favorite things . . . movie theatre popcorn with lots and lots of butter! This I do wish I could get more of!
For my picture journal . . . my puppy asleep in the backseat of our car during our last road trip. Yes, that is a pillow he is resting his head on, and yes, he is spoiled.