Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mid-Week Musings

This weekend I had the opportunity to go with my husband to his fall conference and stay at a nice hotel and immerse myself in coffee drinking and window shopping.  Of course I went, but ... sheesh!  Unpacking ... am I right!?  I wish life could slow down a little and let me catch up on laundry ...

One thing I was able to do this weekend was finish reading Kisses from Katie.  If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.  I just wanted to take time to share some wonderful quotes from her book.  

"God is in control, yes.  But I have a choice.  I can say yes ... or no.  I may still see His glory, but not like I could have."

"I have learned to accept it, even ask for it, this "more than I can handle".  Because in these times, God showed Himself victorious.  He reminded me of all this life requires is less of me and more of Him.  God does give us more than we can handle, not maliciously, but intentionally, in love, that His glory may be displayed, that we may have no doubt of who is in control, that people may see His grace and faithfulness shining through our lives."

"One of the greatest lessons: the tension between inefficiency and faithfulness.  The assurance that I must obey and be faithful only to what He has asked of me, even when tangible, earthly results and successes are not seen."

"Do not forget in the darkness what you have been promised in the light."

"Nothing is a sacrifice in light of eternity with Christ."

"Courage is not about knowing the path.  It is about taking the first step."

"In Christ, even Sorrow is Joy."

Wonderful little gems, aren't they?

Other things that have been on my heart ... a big project making its debut next month, starting a bit of Pre-K with my son who actually requests to "do school", anticipating my husband's last day of school responsibilities (11/25!!), Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month (October), pondering the theme of "grace" that the Lord seems to keep bringing up to me, excitement over cooler temps which mean layers and scarves, and ... my sweet girl's first birthday (November 8th).  

That's where I am lately.  A lot being pondered, nothing terribly cohesive enough to expound upon.  

I hope this mid-week finds you well.  Let me know how you've been doing. <3

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