Well here it is Mon. afternoon, and is it ever QUIET around here....Funny how much gear, activity and "planning" surround one little baby. I so enjoyed every minute of their time here (Ok, maybe the time we spent sick wasn't all that great, haha) but even that had it's good points. But it is back to regular living around here today and I am choosing to set my mind on the positive. Something I don't always do all that well, but it is possible. Let's see where do I start? First of all it is a GORGEOUS day here. Sun is shinning and a cool breeze blows in my window and there are a few different kind of birds chirping to listen to. I so love to listen to birds sing that I have been considering recently on getting myself a cannery. Not quite ready to take the plunge, but it is on the table nonetheless. I am also noticing that everything seems to be in bloom. Soo pretty. The church picnic was quite fun yesterday, and I am so glad we were able to go. I spent most of my time sitting comfortably in a chair watching all the activity going on around me. One of my favorite pastimes by the way. There were sack races, 3 legged races, baseball games, and volleyball all going on well within my line of vision. And the kids all had such a good time. There was a really small little creek running behind where we were sitting (with almost NO water in it btw) and the kids quickly found it and spun a game of pretend around it. I had to laugh at Capri when she called out to her daddy, "Daddy, I am getting pretty dirty you know:" haha Just such a nice day of wonderful spring weather and fellowship. Today I am finishing up my laundry that "somehow" got neglected last week, lol, and spent a good hour down at our local Christian book store looking around and buying the next books in the Chronicles of the Kings series I am reading. They are soo good. Book 3 is called the Strength of His Hand and I am soo looking forward to starting it. I also purchased a book I have had my eye on for a while now called Discerning the voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. I have such a desire to "hear" God's voice in my own life recently it would be hard to put into words. I am hoping to find some practical suggestions in this book as to how to accomplish this better. I have read the first chapter already and have found it REALLY good. Seems soo basic and soo easy. Want to hear God's voice? Then LISTEN!! There are soo many scriptures that talk about just that.
Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: HEAR, and your soul shall live;
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Walk prudently when you go to the house of the God; and draw near to HEAR...
Matt 11: 5 He who has ears to hear, let him HEAR!
Eze. 3:10 Moreover He said to me, "Son of man receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and HEAR with your ears.
These are just a few of course as the Bible is full of God's command to us to listen for His voice. To sit and wait in His presence. I am really looking forward to digging into this deeper. Maybe all the "quiet" at my house this week will make this a little easier. I have always found myself so easily distracted, and the older I have gotten the easier I am. Though knowing this Grandma I am will have to have my moments were I sit on the phone and listen to Sam talk too. : )
I wish I had taken a couple of pictures at the picnic yesterday but for some reason I forgot all about it. I have caught up some with most of you and am looking forward to seeing what has been going on in blogland. In the meantime, hope you all have a good week!