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Friday, November 1, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY (November 1, 2013)

Outside my window... it is rainy (68 degrees) and the leaves on all the big trees have finally changed, giving me the most glorious view. I can't stop staring at their beauty, even on this rainy today.

I am thinking...of possible solutions for a recent (somewhat surreal) problem/situation that has nearly knocked the wind out of my sails.

I am thankful...for my personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the reminder of His Promise.

In the kitchen...I just put a roast into the crockpot.

I am wearing...dark jeans, a casual free-flowing top, my leather and pearl bracelet (a gift from Charlie), my pearl ring(a gift from Darin he had made from a pearl he'd had since childhood), turquoise earrings (a gift from Michelle) and bare feet. 

I am creating...a more artful life (or at least attempting).

I am continue to take life one day at a time.

I am life can somehow still manage to get all messy and twisted up, in spite of our very best attempt and intent.

I am hoping...for better days ahead.

I am looking forward to...the completion of our new master bathroom and finally soaking in that claw foot tub I've been dreaming of for a long forever.

I am play the piano.

Around the house...there are people in and out (working on the bathroom) and the dogs are barking (more than usual!).

I am pondering...some big changes.

A favorite quote for today..."You are a mess. You are and I am and everyone else is too. Some of us do a better job at hiding it than others, but it doesn't make it any less true...But you are designed to reflect the glory of God, and when you release the fullness of who you most deeply are, we will see God because we're finally seeing you...Being a mess doesn't disqualify you from having an influence. And it doesn't make you any less of a poem." ~Emily Freeman

One of my favorite things...(the only thing I've yet eaten today) a fun-size pack of M&M's heated just slightly in the microwave.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Pray...deeply breathe in, deeply breathe out...pray...deeply breathe in, deeply breathe out...pray...(repeat as needed)

A peek into my day...

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  1. I'm sorry to hear things have tilted again for you. I will be sending prayers.

  2. Sorry things are a mess. Praying for you and know you can handle anything life throws at you!! Thankful you have a deep faith and trust in Christ.

  3. Hello Diane! This is my first time to visit your lovely blog. I am sorry to hear that you are going through a trying situation right now. I do trust that the Lord will meet your need. We can always count on His faithfulness!

  4. I'm new here, too, and sorry to hear you are having a tough time. Your plans of praying as well as breathing deeply seem like a wise choice!

    Thanks for sharing that quote from Emily Freeman. My eyes are lingering on the phrase, "you were designed to reflect the glory of God." I believe it's true and I'm pondering ways to do just that.

    God bless!