Last night I sat down and planned out all the meals for the whole month. Yahoo! It has been months since I have done that. Instead I had been going week to week and that is just not enough planning in this house.
Here is this weeks menus:
Monday: Beef Barley Stew & rolls
Tuesday: Chicken Burgers & salad
Wednesday: Dinner at church (roastbeef & mashed potatos)
Thursday: Chili dinner @ Emma's school
Friday: Spaghetti, bread, and salad
Saturday: Shepherd's Pie & rolls
I also started a new book that I am so excited about. It is called The Uncommon Woman: Making an ordinary life extraordinary by Susie Larson. Here is a little taste:
UNCOMMON: remarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, singular, signigicant, special, unearthly, mind-bogglingI need a little spirit-lift-revival right now and I am hopeful this may be it. Recently I have seen God moving in a mighty way in several people's hearts, all coming together, without judgment fighting for each other and His glory. It is awesome to me to see a transparency I have not seen in a very long time. It seems like we have been trying to hide our inadequecies from eachother for a very long time which leads us to believe the lie that we are the only one that struggles with parenting, fear, isolation, finances, discouragment, and so on.
We're all different but the same. We all hurt on occasion. We've thrown the spear and we've been hit a few times. We've said one thing and done another. And we've had our heroic moments when no one else was watching. All of us come to the noble path from a different place. But that doesn't matter so much. Where do we go from here? What do we do with what we now know?
Do you long to rise above the petty behaviors that are familiar to most women? Are you ready for a radical overhaul of how you view yourself, others, and your place in this world? Are you provoked by the pain in the world and do you long to make a difference with the life you've been given?
As we shake off the status quo, we will pursue the higher road.
The uncommon woman believes the wonderful truth about herself. Moreover, she has the capacity to view others from this same heavenly perspecitve. Bursting from her heart is the conviction to do something about the injustices in her world. She walks with purity that allows her to see God everywhere. And the Kingdom of God is so strong in her life that everywhere she places her feet suddenly becomes uncommon and holy place-because she's there.
Could it be that God is sending a revival? Let it be Lord, and let it begin in me.