Sunday, January 12, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Today's Joy Dare prompts are tough. I have to think a bit harder. The first thought that comes to mind is music. I love music and I got to listen to K-Love several times today as well as other music.
Next would be the sound of my children. Love to hear them laugh. Sorry. I know I've used that one before but it's pretty special. I'll probably list that one lots of days.
Last would be the moments of silence I can steal throughout the day. This morning it was after getting both boys to school, I came home and settled down on the sofa with my ipad and read my devotions. The house was silent, the sun was shining through the windows and I was able to have a bit of quiet time with The Lord. Some days that quiet time comes at night after everyone else is asleep. I treasure those times.
Inside, outside and on a plate. Hm. This is actually yesterday's Joy Dare prompts but I'm a day late. I know, day 2 and I'm already behind. I was just too sleepy to do it last night.
Anyway, let's give it a go.
A gift inside. Snuggled up with my sleepy 10 year old at 6:30am before getting ready for school.
A gift outside. My warm sweater in the chilly weather.
A gift on a plate. The chicken fettuccine leftovers my sissy sent home with me. Just as good the second time around. Thank you, Wendy!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
2014. Here's to hoping it's better than 2013. Not that it was a bad year. There was many things to be thankful for and everyone stayed healthy. But it ended a little rocky for me. But I'm looking forward, not back.
I just spent an hour and a half on a new website. www.aholyexperence.com. I'm inspired to try the Joy Challenge. There is a prompt - 3 things to be thankful for each day. Here goes:
Jan 1, 2014 - 3 things heard
Voices - the voices of my family, espically those of my boys as they wished me happy new year at midnight. And their laughter as they teased each other through out the day.
Music - I love lots of different types of music but today I'm thankful for the worship music I got to listen to on the drive back from the New River. Different artists all singing praise to God. Happy to say I knew most of the songs and could sing along.
Tick-tock - the ticking of my grandmother's clock as I sit here typing. It makes me think of her often.
I'm also going to pick a word for this year. Forward. Moving forward into a new year; not looking back. And I'm clinging to something I just read at aholyexperience.com -
“We are all going to botch it somedays. We all sometimes get the notes wrong. But the song only goes wrong when we keep thinking back to the wrong notes."
“When a piece starts to fall apart — fall forward. Fall forward into the next bar. Moving forward is what makes music.“