Little Stuff

I promised myself I was gonna try to blog everyday between now and the end of March.  Even if it is about the little stuff.

1) Today is leap day.   Hurray!  I guess.    I missed National Pancake Day yesterday and I’m not over it yet.   Lucky for me my husband is willing to take me out for pancakes this evening.   Even if what I need is a chicken salad.  But I had one of those for lunch,  so I guess it evens out.

2) I signed up on Art House Co-op for a free project.    I like free.   It is an art swap, so the artist is supposed to create something just 4X6 and mail it in with a stamped return envelope and they will mail you back something someone else created.   Sounds good.   We’ll see what I’ll do and see…. what I get.

3)  High School Reunion News:   I received yet another email asking for a yes/no on attendance in June.   I was proud of myself for giving a straight answer,  which was NO.   I got a reply hoping I’d change my mind.   I don’t think so.

4)  I’m also proud of myself for riding our stationary bike.   15 minutes today!  Whoo!  Hoo!  Doesn’t sound like a lot does it?   But it was a big deal to me.   I’m going to keep at it.  Maybe the more I ride,  the better I’ll walk.

5)  I’ll also state for the record that I cleaned out our kitchen cabinet today and threw a bunch of expired food away.   And I discovered we have 13 cans of soup,  6 instant lunches and 5 packs of ramen noodles.   I’m so proud.

6)  I might get wild tomorrow and attack the kitchen counters.

I love the first day of the month.

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Long time, no write

I haven’t tried to write anything on here since Valentine’s Day when I wrote out this long description of long-ago Valentines day.   Then,  through a combination of fumble fingers and who knows what else,  I deleted the whole blasted thing.

And from the looks of things,  it appears that I’m fixing to do it again.

Anyway,  I mentioned earlier that my church is having a Bible study on the book of James.  Oh its a good one.   I’ve always stayed away from James because it talked about watching what you say.   Sigh.  I’ve always had a problem with that.  Either I don’t say enough.   Don’t say the right thing.   Don’t give someone a straight answer.  Or I have been known to use foul language occasionally.

But James is getting to be more than that.

I’d like to quote something Beth Moore put in her study (she is talking about how James uses Rahab as an example of someone that changes. She was once a prostitute):

“James’ specific focus on what Rahab had done moves me deeply.   Do you realize how much of her adult life had been characterized by what she had done?…. God can change what people do.  He can change behavioral patterns that have been in play for decades.   He can change what we do to cope, to find comfort, to survive conflict, to count.  Like me,   Rahab had done the same old thing for years….. and then she did something new.   She believed God and acted on it.”

I have been stuck in patterns of behavior that have needed to be changed for a long time.    This reminds me that there is hope.  But it looks like I’m going to have to act on it.

Books – The Book of James

My husband just pointed out to me that my ‘tagline’ (is that what that is ??? –  you know, the thing that indicates I would be blogging about family, art, books, MS, etc.?)  mentioned books and I’ve never really written anything about books except at first when I blogged about The Happiness Project. And how much I loved that book and how much sense Gretchen Rubin made.

And I love to read.

But I’m not reading right now, I’m studying.   Our church is conducting a Bible study of the book of James.   Its called “James Mercy Triumphs”,  written by Beth Moore.   I love it so far.  We are into week two and its made a difference to me.    The first chapter in James talks about wisdom and how those who have faith will receive it.   I never knew that before.  I always thought wisdom belonged to someone else and wasn’t possible for me to have.   But I have to have faith.