Dec 15, 2010

Where I'm at

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.

~Jeremiah 9:23

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!
(though picture is blurry, it's still cute and especially shows off Wilder's killer, uh, smile?)


Julie said...

1. Thanks for sharing those verses. Refreshing.
2. Yeah Wilder!! And Mommy! I'm so proud.
3. Story is too cute. Her little outfit and headband are precious. Cute family picture--sorry it's blurry . . . I hope I didn't take it! :)
4. Miss you!

Cherish Stockdale said...

Love your cute outfit & your hair! looking good! YAY for Wilder no more diapers, that is a big deal!!!!

weza said...

Ok so I have to say I LOVE the candy cane heart display. You are a creative girl. Can I copy?
I needed to read that scripture today. Esp at this time of year when the focus is on buying and giving. I would love to be able to spend heaps and give amazing gifts, but we just dont have the money and I feel bad about it. I need to remember what we celebrate at christmas and focus on blessing those around me, in all sorts of ways.
PS yes we call them prams over here. :)

Breanna said...

Thanks for sharing this verse Mindy! Really needed to be reminded of that right now. Such a difficult time of year to remember this. Way to go Wilder (and Mommy) on the potty training success!!! Leah and Wilder must have had a chat last week and decided it was finally time to give their Mommies a break on the diaper changing front! :) Oh, and I LOVE the family photo!!! Seriously, could the four of you BE any more gorgeous??? ;)

Eric's Mommy said...

HA! That last picture, Wilder's "smile" is killing me!!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Hi there, I was just doing a little blog hopping from Joy's Hope. I love that last family picture, it so looks like a family shot we would take. And big boy pottying is a big deal. I like the idea of pennies, I'll have to try that next time.

Mindy M. Harris said...

Lisa, I didn't make the candy cane heart display. we were at a party. My friend at breezyacresfarm did. Her blog is in my sidebar. :-)

Rachael said...

Amen sista

Liz Lowrey said...

I must confess, that was me that took the picture. Sorry it is blurry :( You guys are so cute, you barely notice the bluriness, right? :)

Kyle said...

yay, wilder! he picked it up quickly! and story's outfit is so very fab

Erin said...

I spy the necklace I gave last Christmas. Wow, that makes me feel like I have "cool" taste if you wear it. ;)
The outfits are totally adorable.
Can I have some soap for Christmas? teehee. ;)
Love, Erin

TK said...

Oh thanks Mindy..these verses are SO TRUE...I love the reminders God gives us in His Word if we take the time to read it!!!
ps - I LOVE Wilder's wrist tattoo! Your kids are just the cutest. EVER. TK xx
ps - your home-made detergent rocks too!!

Kate said...

Way to go on the potty training Mindy!! We STILL struggle with this. Daily. merry christmas!