What a fast week this has been. Soo busy too. I decided kind of last minute to go to the ladies Bible study at church that was starting up last Wednesday morning. Good thing the first thing I do upon getting up and making my bed in the morning is stepping into the shower and preparing for my day as it worked well for me on Wednesday morning. So I was showered and dressed and had just finished my breakfast when I began my daily devotional time. As I was praying and asking the Holy Spirit to give me direction not only for that day and for what I was about to study, but for my life in general right now, when I felt a sudden urging to go to the Bible study. Now truthfully I had decided a couple of weeks ago to NOT go to the study for a number of reasons. All of them pretty good ones I might add, lol. So honestly I didn't even realize when I began praying that it was Wed morning and the study started in an hour and a half. I argued briefly with God telling Him it was too late, I didn't have the workbook, it WASN'T in my plans etc. I am one of those people who likes to prepare for things WELL in advance, and that includes mentally. So at first I pretended I hadn't heard that little prompting, and began reading my lesson for the day. The urging became stronger and then EVEN STRONGER. So after a quick conversation with my hubby who was about to leave for his day, I gathered my things and jumped into my car and sped off to San Diego. Now there is lots of traffic on the freeways in the early morning (one of my reasons!) and I can't car pool being alone in the car (another reason!) and it is FAR (another reason) but I did really well on the drive and made it there and was only about 7 minutes late. Had I not argued with the Lord, I would have been on time...sigh, lol. Anyway, after the study there was NO DOUBT in my mind, that I was meant to attend. It is a Beth Moore study on the book of Daniel and it will no doubt be intense, but I found myself close to tears as I realized just how much this study was meant for me at this time in my life. As most of you know Beth Moore studies consist of a lot of homework (shamefully another one of my reasons!) and a definite commitment of my time, but I KNOW this is one of the most important things the Lord wants me doing with my time right now, so I am going to put it in the place it should be. Number one. After the study I was able to go to lunch with my son and his wife and their two youngest children, and afterwards to buy a new pair of shoes for little Donatella as part of her birthday gift. Lots easier to have her along then guessing what would fit her etc. By the time I got home most of the day was gone, but what a GOOD day it really was. Why do I ever argue with the Lord might be a good question for me, but I am not going to dwell on that right now, just that He LOVES me, and His promptings are ALWAYS for my betterment. But, the next 11 weeks are going to be a pretty big commitment for me.
|JUST GOT THIS PIC OF HER IN THE OUTFIT SO I HAD TO SHARE. |
SOO CUTE ON HER.
|LOVED THE LITTLE HEART FABRIC, AND THE DESIGN I FOUND WITH HER INITIAL|
|BOUGHT THIS FABRIC 6 YEARS AGO BECAUSE I LOVED IT. SOO GLAD I FINALLY FOUND A USE FOR IT!|
|THE FAMOUS SPONGE BOB...SOO CUTE!|
Today is my sweet Dontatella Valentina's 5th birthday! How I love her! She is the sweetest little thing. Full of life and love and sass and vigor, she is a total joy to be around. We will celebrate her at a party after church on Sun so there will be more on that later. Hope you all have a fun Valentine's Day with those you love! Too many of this little cutie to pick from, so Grandma just posted them all, lol ENJOY!
this took way longer than I intended, but I did have a couple interruptions as well. Now I am really behind, lol!