|November graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
1. Having a quieter-than-usual week with very little time out of the house (our van was in the shop getting snow tires and having other issues checked out). I was actually thankful I couldn't go anywhere when we ended up with snow and freezing rain, not to mention subzero wind chills this week. Truly, God cares about every detail of our lives and His faithfulness is great!
|Another by Abby|
This past week as I studied for Sunday School, I came to a question I had previously answered concerning people who have mentored us and helped us get to where we are today in our Christian life and walk. This particular lesson is on thankfulness, and the question was to get us thinking as to people we could thank for bringing us along spiritually.
As I thought further about this, I realized that my own daughters have mentored me in a way: while they were in college they frequently shared things they were learning about various spiritual disciplines, and they also shared helpful books they had read. Definitely a good bit of what my prayer life is today stems from their sharing with me what they had learned on making a prayer journal. Joanna is the one who first told me about Elizabeth George’s book Loving God with All Your Mind, which is truly life-changing. At this point I'm a mentor to Jennifer, so in a very real way she is reaping the benefits of what my daughters shared with me. God is so good!
Time to blog in both this blog and my Christmas one (link in sidebar). Getting some posts scheduled for later this month and also for December. Lots on my Christmas blog this week about cookies, candy, and freezing these goodies for later gifting.
Saving money on groceries two weeks in a row. Gotta love that Hannaford Rewards program that gives you 2% off on their store brands. My bill was under $72 today and under $69 last week.
And there is this week's Friday five!