Monday, August 31, 2009

Tomorrow is the first day of September. It has been a full summer and I am ready for fall!

Monday: BBQ at the kids school
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Dinner at church
Thursday: Spaghetti, bread & salad
Friday: French dip sandwiches
Saturday: Hamburgers for the Youth Leaders

Busy week ahead with the start of school which also means the beginning of a new ministry year. We have a BBQ at our house this weekend to go over the next year's direction for the Youth Group. My husband hate the word vision so we are using 'direction'. I keep telling him "without direction the people perish" Proverbs 29:18 but I don't think he is comfortable being the one giving direction. I myself like direction.

I love the security it gives. I like knowing what is expected of me. What I am accountable for. I am not sure if it is the perfectionist in me or maybe the people pleaser that doesn't want to let someone down. I have been reading Martha Peace's book Attitudes of a Transformed Heart lately and it has been good to remember what God asks of me. What He requires of me. Attitudes and actions that are not optional when I feel like it or want to do it. I am so grateful for a God that tells me what is expected and gently guides me back where I need to be. Something about being reprimanded by the Lord brings me comfort and encourages me to be more than I am.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What I am wanting...

*To hear from some old blogging friends who are either no longer blogging or have not blogged in a long time. Tell me what is on your mind. Maybe your not reading either. Hmmmm.

*New fall recipes that are easy peasy.

*Cool fall morning and evening but still warm afternoons

*School to start...oh wait, I kinda control that ;o)

I am looking forward to routine. Schedule. Order. Yea Fall! I love the Summer freedom in May. Not so much by August.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Resolutions and new starts

All things seem to be circling around school starting back up again. Boxes of books are arriving here at the house for the four older kiddos and the preschool is starting to buzz with activity that signals preparation for lots of little ones. I love the preparation for back to school. Clean binders and notebooks, fresh paper, new pencils, new crayons, new glue. It is a great excuse for a little spending spree. It all goes to a good cause, right? We need all this stuff, right?

That being said back to school has been just about all that has been on my mind. I was able to focus last week in the mornings for VBS but the afternoons were full of preschool prep. I am really looking forward to this school year. Lots of new adventures to have. New friendships to build. Old friendships to revitalize. New things to learn.

September is just as good as January for me as far as new starts. I don't know about you but I am ready for some newness. After all I am a new creation. Start creating, Lord!

Sitting - At the computer.

Drinking - Nothing...maybe I should start?

Thinking - about something interesting to post.

Wishing - for something brilliant to come to mind.

Imagining - myself 10 lbs thinner...

Dreading - going to the grocery store.

Needing - To do a load of laundry

Anticipating - getting into the routine of the school year.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I have not done this in quite awhile.
This week we have VBS at church so it will be a week of VERY EASY - NO FUSS meals

Monday: BLTs - melon and cottage cheese
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Church dinner (soup)
Thursday: Hamburgers
Friday: Grilled chicken and salad

My daughter and I are teacher 3rd grade boys this week, and today actually went very well. We are looking forward to a great week.