Thankful Thoughts: (Numbering continues from previous weeks)
44. I finally got my oldest daughter’s quilt done. She will be so excited when she comes home from camp and sees it. It was an easy strip quilt that I made only 42″ wide as it just has to cover the top of a loft bed, but I was dreading doing the binding. (It is also longer than normal so we can tuck it under her bed.)
45. My husband and I are getting away for one night this weekend for our 15 year anniversary! We wanted to maybe do a couple of nights, but we could never find the time. We are going to a bed and breakfast — and that’s all that’s planned; but it’s enough!
46. I’m thankful that I have my parents close by who can watch our kids! I’m so thankful for them.
47. I’m thankful my dad will be okay after a fall off a ladder. He has three broken ribs which are causing him a lot of pain, but he will recover (and they are still watching my kids!)
Thoughts from what I read:
- My husband was reading to us from Proverbs 1. Then he would read out of a devotional book that corresponded with the verses. The main verse being discussed was Proverbs 1:8:
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
My daughter then read the notes that went along with this verse from the Life Application Study Bible. I thought the notes were so good:
- I loved the analogy here from Pure Grace Farms about How Does Your Garden Grow? She compares growing a garden to our own lives, and are we having the patience we need to allow the Lord to work in our own lives. The post also has great pictures! I ran across this post sometime last week and pinned it!
- Our pastor on Sunday morning started a series in I Timothy. He brought up how Paul called Timothy “my own son in the faith.” With that he asked the question, “What am I doing to pass on my faith to the next generation?” It won’t happen by accident!” Timothy had learned the Scriptures from childhood! Am I teaching my children the Bible so that they also will be my children in the faith–not just my biological children?
Thoughts from other Thoughtful Thursday posts linked up from last week:
There were some very practical posts linked up last week!
- A Mind “Full” Mom had a great post about the importance of eating together as a family. She included some great guidelines that could be incorporated and some helpful tips for all age levels.
- A Cowboy’s Life wrote on Keeping Your Marriage Alive with a Toddler. She also had some very practical ways to do this.
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