I am still here! I promise.
And the to-do list from last week is still the same size.
Maybe even a bit bigger. I am not motivated to complete everything. Most of the time my head is barely floating above water with the laundry, dishes, picking up, errands, laundry...did I mention laundry?...just a wee bit tired and I want so badly to read, read, read. I am following this blog which is encouraging me to read my Bible everyday in December. It has been a sweet time in the Word. It's so awesome to have His words running through my heart and head when the day gets rough.
This verse in particular has been speaking to me. It tells us both what we are to delight in and what God delights in--this makes sense because they are/should be the same. It is also a reminder to not rely on my own strength, but to put all my energies on not only knowing, but understanding the Lord. There is so much about Him that I don't understand but I firmly believe He will reveal unknowns to me in His perfect timing. Furthermore, I am reminded that I am not to delight in riches...it is so hard sometimes not to want this or that, to follow the current clothing trend or have the latest technological toy, or heck, even a cleaning lady. My delight should not be there. Period.
Thus says the Lord:
"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness,
judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight," says the Lord.
On a completely unrelated note:
My beautiful WildMan is a big boy pottier now! It is nice to not have to do his diapees anymore. He gets pennies instead of candy. Works best for us.
I chiseled out time to whip up a batch of homemade laundry detergent and package it for gifts:
And tonight, I may or may not have eaten this entire bowl of carmeley chocolatey/cinnamoney popcorn. The bowl is much shallower than it appears.
Goodnight from all of us!